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con 1

In opposition or disagreement; against: debated the issue pro and con.
1. An argument or opinion against something.
2. One who holds an opposing opinion or view.

[Short for contra.]

con 2

tr.v. conned, con·ning, cons Archaic
1. To study, peruse, or examine carefully.
2. To learn or commit to memory.

[Middle English connen, to know, from Old English cunnan; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

con′ner n.

con 3

or conn  (kŏn)Nautical
tr.v. conned, con·ning, cons or conns
To direct the steering or course of (a vessel).
1. The area or structure on a vessel from which the vessel is conned.
2. The position or authority of the officer conning a vessel.

[From cond, from Middle English conduen, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.]

con 4

 (kŏn) Slang
tr.v. conned, con·ning, cons
To swindle (a victim) by first winning his or her confidence; dupe.
A swindle.
Of, relating to, or involving a swindle or fraud: a con artist; a con job.

[Short for confidence.]

con 5

n. Slang
A convict.


1. Conservative.
2. Constable.
3. Constitution.
4. Consul.


1. consecrated.
2. consolidated.
3. consonant.
4. constable.
5. constitution(al).
6. construction.
7. consul.
8. consulting.
References in classic literature ?
Yet heavier far than your Petrarchan stuff- Owl-downy nonsense that the faintest puff Twirls into trunk-paper the while you con it.
Birmingham Selly Oak: Con 4483, Lab 4954, Lib Dem 2207.
Tenemos operaciones combinadas en Florida y California y nos hemos concentrado en oportunidades en la Costa este con fines de expansion.
Con artists tend to act irrationally--their criminal behavior more the result of flawed character than of adverse social conditions or greed alone.
According to a Con Edison spokesperson, the benefits are based on the amount of its own equipment it can remove from the street, including rectifiers and mains.
Se calcula que en el primer ano del acuerdo, las exportaciones llegaran a 140,000 vehiculos, con un arancel del 1.
Representatives have been meeting with Con Edison officials, who now intend to file a new proposal with the Public Service Commission (PSC) to institute rebates and even cash inducements to help phase-out reliance on DC power.
Los clientes depositan su confianza en los abogados de Steel Hector, quienes ademas de poseer una vasta experiencia, cuentan con recursos juridicos en diversas jurisdicciones que les permiten alcanzar los objetivos comerciales y de inversion de sus clientes en todas las Americas.
In practicality, when a customer notifies its Con Edison borough office that they are experiencing difficulty with a burner or the switchover equipment is malfunctioning, they are not usually assessed penalties.
Por ahora, cada respuesta es especifica Casi siempre la crea la compania interesada trabajando con fabricantes de equipos e integradores de software.
We knew we were taking a risk launching a new show in an untested market for us," says CEO & Owner of Gen Con LLC Peter Adkison.
Battlestar Galactica), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) Jerry Doyle (Babylon 5), Virginia Hey (Farscape), Jason Carter (Babylon 5), Richard Biggs (Babylon 5) and Robin Atkin-Downes (Babylon 5, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter) to round out the celebrity guests on hand at Gen Con So Cal for meeting fans and signing autographs.