Meaning of con

con

Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
— adv.
  1. against a proposition, opinion, etc.: arguments pro and con.
—n.
  1. the argument, position, arguer, or voter against something. Cf. pro.

con

Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
— conned, con•ning.
  1. to learn; study; peruse or examine carefully.
  2. to commit to memory.

con

Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
— v., n. conned, con•ning,
—v.t.
  1. to direct the steering of (a ship).
—n.
  1. the station of the person who cons.
  2. the act of conning.

con

Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
— adj., v., n. conned, con•ning,
—adj.
  1. involving abuse of confidence: a con trick.
—v.t.
  1. to swindle; trick: That crook conned me out of all my savings.
  2. to persuade by deception, cajolery, etc.
—n.
  1. a confidence game or swindle.
  2. a lie, exaggeration, or glib self-serving talk: He had a dozen different cons for getting out of paying traffic tickets.

con

Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. a convict.

con

Pronunciation: (kon), [key]
— conned, con•ning.
  1. to strike, hit, or rap (something or someone).
  2. to hammer (a nail or peg).
  3. to beat or thrash a person with the hands or a weapon.

con-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore a consonant (except b, h, l, p, r) and, by assimilation, before n: convene; condone; connection.

Con.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Conformist.
  2. Consul.

con.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. concerto.
  2. conclusion.
  3. connection.
  4. consolidated.
  5. consul.
  6. continued.
  7. against.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • con (Thesaurus)