• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pro in favor of (an action or proposal etc.) "a pro vote"
    • adv pro in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
    • n pro an argument in favor of a proposal
    • n pro an athlete who plays for pay
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bill Russell was the first black head coach of a major league pro sports team
    • prep Pro A Latin preposition signifying for before forth.
    • adv Pro For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with con.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coral (pro osteon) has molecular architecture and chemistry similar to human bone and so it can be used to replace bone grafts, helping bones heal faster. 150-200 pounds of it can sustain hundreds of graphs
    • n pro A Latin preposition occurring in several phrases used in English.
    • n pro A prefix of Latin or Greek origin, meaning ‘before,’ ‘in front,’ ‘fore,’ ‘forth,’ ‘forward.’ In some words, as proconsul, proprætor, pronoun, etc., it is properly the preposition (Latin pro, for, instead of).
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Found on the instruction sheet of a Conair Pro Style 1600 hair dryer: "WARNING: Do not use in shower. Never use while sleeping."
    • Pro prō Latin prep. meaning before, used in English in many phrases
    • v.i Pro to consider impartially
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  • Johnny Unitas
    Johnny Unitas
    “I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don't who will?”
  • Frank Gifford
    Frank Gifford
    “Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.”
  • Larry Bird
    Larry Bird
    “When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L.; akin to prae, before, Gr. , and E. for,. See For prep,., and cf. Prior (a.)


In literature:

The fact that he was strenuously pro-Douglas and anti-Lincoln is well known.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I." by John T. Morse
Pro-slavery men regarded it as an underhand movement against the institution.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
We know that in one British tribe, at least, there was a pro-Roman party.
"Early Britain--Roman Britain" by Edward Conybeare
It resolved to make the whole country, not only pro-slavery, but slaveholding.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
We are almost all pro-Bungs, House-of-Lords men, and ardent Tariff Reformers.
"Our Stage and Its Critics" by "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
Those who wish to compare the arguments pro and con are at liberty to do so.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
He busted your fiddle and set Beaufort on you and all he gets is a month's pro!
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He did really believe that he was being pro-Catholic in being pro-Austrian.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
At another time he sets one of Calhoun's pro-slavery speeches to music.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. I, No. 6" by Various
That acceptably I may speak of thee, Ora pro me!
"The Unknown Eros" by Coventry Patmore

In poetry:

Said the Right-to-Life skeleton
Foetus has a soul
Said Pro Choice skeleton
Shove it up your hole
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
From pro and con, and con and pro,
Decision mov'd on rather slow.
But we must leave their pro and con,
Or else we sha'n't move one step on.
"Reconciliation" by William Hutton
If that is so, then I believe a little in Providence pro-
tecting the innocent.
But it sounds so amazingly like a slogan
A yell of triumph as you snatch my scalp.
"The Mosquito" by D H Lawrence
He laid her away in the church-yard,
So haggard and crushed and wan;
And reared her a costly tombstone
With all of her virtues on;
And ought to have added, "A victim to arguments pro and con."
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
Of perseverance he'd no lack
But madam hung a little back.
He press'd his suit with all his might,
For he alone would profit by 't.
His sentiments went steady on,
But hers were rather pro and con.
"John Bolders" by William Hutton
Yet where the brave lies who fell in fight
For his dear country, there his country is.
And we will mourn them proudly as of right--
For meaner deaths be weeping and loud cries:
They died pro patria!
"The Graves of Gallipoli" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

All three riders now hold the Championship points lead in their respective class (Pro, Pro-Am and Women's Expert).
Pro Wrestler Chad Lail aka " Gunner " talks with Bruce Snyder on the pros and cons of making a living as a pro wrestler.
The new room is equipped with Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro, along with graphics and titling capabilities.
GREENSBORO — The pro golfer and the All-Pro wide receiver stepped on the stage and spoke about lives coming full circle.
Pro-charter, pro-voucher, now heading up Texas schools.
AMA Pro Racing announces confirmed dates on 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing schedule.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce nine confirmed events on the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing schedule.
Congratulations to New York litigation associate Jacquie Arana who, for the second year in a row, is being honored by The Legal Aid Society with a Pro Bono Publico Award for her volunteer pro bono efforts.
Goldsboro's mayor pro tem of was sworn in Monday night as a member of the City Council, even as discussions about the process by which the pro tem post is selected continued.
Greensburg — Paul Stone won the Indy Super Pull at the Indiana State Fair and is currently second in the nation in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Pro Stock Class.
Over at Slate, William Saletan has posted an interesting essay on the reaction of pro-choice and pro-life groups to the Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion, and Supporting Parents Act.
Courtney Conlogue wins Swatch Girls Pro France, Bianca Buitendag claims Pro Junior.
She finished second in the Western Surfing AssociationÂ's semi-pro division in Â'06 and will likely go pro soon.
That group plans a number of pro- capitalism , pro-free-market rallies at lunchtime on the plaza from Feb 12 through March 15.

In science:

We see that the last theorem reduces the study of linear over pro-p domains pro-p groups to study of R-linear pro-p groups, where R = Zp [[t1 , t2 ]] or R = Fp [[t1 , t2 ]].
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups
We thus define a pro jective system of groups (Gi )i∈I with pro jective completion is the pro jective fundamental group of the topos C .
Geometric structures on fields
A pro-ob ject (pro-morphism) is an ob ject (morphism) of pro-C.
A generalization of Quillen's small object argument
Thus, the Gorenstein pro jective module Cg (P ′ ) has finite pro jective dimension, so it is pro jective by 2.3.8.
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
See,, and cvk fit alard
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae