pro ( pros plural )
1 n-count A pro is a professional.
INFORMAL, Antonym: amateur I have enjoyed playing with some of the top pros from Europe and America.
2 adj A pro player is a professional sportsman or woman. You can also use pro to refer to sports that are played by professional sportsmen or women.
(AM) ADJ n
...a former college and pro basketball player...
3 prep If you are pro a particular course of action or belief, you agree with it or support it.
(=for) (Antonym: anti)
I'm one of the few that's very pro performance-related pay.
4 The pros and cons of something are its advantages and disadvantages, which you consider carefully so that you can make a sensible decision.
pros and cons phrase PHR after v, oft PHR of -ing/n Motherhood has both its pros and cons.
You can add pro- to adjectives and nouns in order to form adjectives that describe people who support or admire a particular person, system, or idea. prefix
He was at the forefront of the pro-democracy campaign in the country..., Younger voters are strongly pro-European...
pro-am ( pro-ams plural ) , pro am A pro-am is a sports competition in which professional and amateur players compete together. n-count oft N n
...a sponsored pro-am golf tournament.
pro-choice , prochoice
Someone who is pro-choice thinks that women have a right to choose whether or not to give birth to a child they have conceived, and to have an abortion if they do not want the child. adj
...the pro-choice movement..., most of the electorate is pro-choice.
pro forma , pro-forma In banking, a company's pro forma balance or earnings are their expected balance or earnings. (BUSINESS) adj usu ADJ n
Someone who is pro-life thinks that women do not have a right to choose whether or not to give birth to a child they have conceived, and that abortion is wrong in most or all circumstances. adj usu ADJ n (Antonym: pro-choice)
...the pro-life movement.
pro rata , pro-rata If something is distributed pro rata, it is distributed in proportion to the amount or size of something.
FORMAL adv ADV after v
All part-timers should be paid the same, pro rata, as full-timers doing the same job.
Pro rata is also an adjective., adj ADJ n
They are paid their salaries and are entitled to fringe benefits on a pro-rata basis.
If someone has a particular position or job pro tem, they have it temporarily.
FORMAL adv n ADV
...the president pro tem of the California State Senate.
quid pro quo ( quid pro quos plural ) A quid pro quo is a gift or advantage that is given to someone in return for something that they have done.
The statement is emphatic in stating that there must be a quid pro quo...