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Definition of "pro" [pro]

  • An argument or consideration in favor of something: weighing the pros and cons. (noun)
  • One who supports a proposal or takes the affirmative side in a debate. (noun)
  • In favor; affirmatively: arguing pro and con. (adverb)
  • Affirmative; supporting: a pro vote. (adjective)
  • A professional, especially in sports. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pro" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps only the one proposed by Micheal Crichton – funding pro and ~pro stances in science equally. hans kelp"
  • "WORD CORRECT PRONUNCIATION bivouac _biv'wak_ chargé d'affaires _shar zha'daffar'_ connoisseur _connissur_ dishabille _dis'abil_ ennui _onwe_, not _ongwe_ finale _finah'le_ foyer _fwaya'_ massage _masahzh_ naïve _nah'ev_ papier maché _papya mahsha_ piquant _pe'kant_ prima facie _prima fa'shie_ pro tempore _pro tem'pore_ régime _razhem'_"
  • "He had always intended to celebrate this garden, and when he was preparing to return to Batsford in 1915 he wrote to me that he was going to write an _Apologia pro Horto meo_, as long before he had composed one _pro Banibusis meis_."