pro noun, adjective, preposition definition, meaning - what is pro noun, adjective, preposition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pro”

See all translations

pro

noun [C] uk   /prəʊ/  us   /proʊ/ (plural pros)

pro noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)

B2 an advantage or a reason for doing something: One of the big pros of living in Madrid is the night life.
More examples

pro noun [C] (SPORTSPERSON)

informal a person who plays sport as a job rather than as a hobby: a tennis pro a pro golfer
the pros and cons the advantages and disadvantages of something, especially something that you are considering doing: We're just weighing up the pros and cons of moving to a bigger house.

pro

adjective, preposition uk   /prəʊ/  us   /proʊ/
supporting or agreeing with something: Are you pro or anti the new bill (= do you support it or are you against it)?
More examples
(Definition of pro noun, adjective, preposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pro?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pro” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More