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.
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