noun (plural pros)• informal
- A professional, especially in sports: a tennis proMore example sentences
- Does he protest when baseball or tennis players become pros right after high school?
- The sites usually list bios and name some of the professional designations that qualified pros have.
- Sports staffs now call on country club pros to serve as tennis instructors.
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- (Of a person or an event) professional: a pro golferMore example sentences
- In addition, the pro fitness contest might become a pro figure event instead.
- As far as the pro teams were concerned, Glasgow enjoyed a good start to the season and got as as far as the semi-finals of the Celtic League, proving that they are becoming more competitive.
- However, there is an irony in the fact that if the plan to off-load the pro teams is successful they again will need a chief executive.
mid 19th century: abbreviation.
noun (plural pros)(usually pros)
- An advantage of something or an argument in favor of a course of action: the pros and cons of joint ownershipMore example sentences
- Hopefully you would have seen a more balanced argument to the pros and cons of GM, and that we shouldn't believe every thing we read.
- The essays in this issue explore the pros and cons, the advantages and dangers of taking human rights seriously.
- Weighing up the pros and cons, I pressed ‘yes’ and got out of there.
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- In favor of: [as preposition]: they were pro the virtues of individualismMore example sentences
- Prior to Japananese colonization, SK was split between pro-Chinese & pro Japanese factions.
- ‘If a village was not pro Viet Cong before we came, it sure was after we left,’ one GI observed.
- I'm as pro business, pro free enterprise as anybody in the country.
late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin, literally 'for, on behalf of'.