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Definition of CON

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Con- \Con-\
     A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See {Com-}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Con \Con\, adv. [Abbrev. from L. contra against.] Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See {Pro}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Con \Con\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conning}.] [AS. cunnan to know, be able, and (derived from this) cunnian to try, test. See {Can}, v. t. & i.]
     1. To know; to understand; to acknowledge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill.   --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

              They say they con to heaven the highway. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously. [1913 Webster]

              Fixedly did look
              Upon the muddy waters which he conned As if he had been reading in a book.  --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

              I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson.
                                                    --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     {To con answer}, to be able to answer. [Obs.]

     {To con thanks}, to thank; to acknowledge obligation. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Con \Con\, v. t. [See {Cond}.] (Naut.)
     To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


      [from SF fandom] A science-fiction convention. Not used of other sorts of conventions, such as professional meetings. This term, unlike many others imported from SF-fan slang, is widely recognized even by hackers who aren't {fan}s. ?We'd been corresponding on the net for months, then we met face-to-face at a con.?

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

212 Moby Thesaurus words for "con":
     POW, adversary, adversative, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, argue into, argument, argumentum, aye, beat, beguile of, bilk, bone, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, bunco, burn, cageling, captivate, captive, case, chain gang, charm, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, clashing, cog, cog the dice, commit to memory, competitive, conflicting, cons, consideration, contemplate, contradictory, contrary, convict, convince, counter, cozen, crib, cross, defraud, detenu, diddle, dig, disaccordant, disappointed, disapprobatory, disapproving, discontented, disenchanted, disgruntled, disillusioned, displeased, dissatisfied, dissentient, dissenting, do in, do out of, draw over, drill, elenchus, elucubrate, enemy, euchre, ex-convict, examine, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, fractious, fudge, gain, gain over, gaolbird, get by heart, get letter-perfect, go over, gouge, grind, gull, gyp, have, have by heart, hocus, hocus-pocus, hook, hook in, hostile, ignoratio elenchi, indignant, inimical, interest, internee, jailbird, know by heart, learn by heart, learn verbatim, lifer, low, lucubrate, memorize, mulct, nay, negative, no, noncooperative, obstinate, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, outtalk, overthwart, pack the deal, parolee, parrot, persuade, peruse, perverse, pigeon, plaidoyer, plea, pleading, plunge into, political prisoner, poor, pore over, practice, practice fraud upon, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, prisoner, prisoner of war, pro, pros, pros and cons, read, reason, recalcitrant, recite, refractory, refutation, regard studiously, repeat, repeat by heart, repugnant, restudy, review, rival, rook, scam, screw, sell, sell gold bricks, sell one on, shave, shortchange, side, special pleading, stack the cards, stick, sting, stir bird, study, sway, swindle, swot, swot up, take a dive, talk into, talk over, talking point, the affirmative, the negative, thimblerig, throw a fight, ticket-of-leave man, ticket-of-leaver, trusty, turned-off, unappreciative, unapproving, uncomplimentary, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhappy, unpropitious, vet, victimize, wade through, wangle, wangle into, wear down, win, win over

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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