Definition of Con

1. Noun. An argument opposed to a proposal.

Generic synonyms: Argument, Statement
Antonyms: Pro

2. Verb. Deprive of by deceit. "They con him of all his money"; "The cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

3. Adverb. In opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.. "Much was written pro and con"
Antonyms: Pro

4. Noun. A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison.
Exact synonyms: Convict, Inmate, Yard Bird, Yardbird
Specialized synonyms: Lifer, Trusty
Generic synonyms: Captive, Prisoner
Derivative terms: Convict

5. Verb. Commit to memory; learn by heart. "They won't con the story "; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
Exact synonyms: Learn, Memorise, Memorize
Specialized synonyms: Alternate, Understudy
Generic synonyms: Hit The Books, Study
Derivative terms: Memorisation, Memoriser, Memory, Memory, Memorization, Memorizer, Memory, Memory, Memory

6. Noun. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.
Exact synonyms: Bunco, Bunco Game, Bunko, Bunko Game, Con Game, Confidence Game, Confidence Trick, Flimflam, Gyp, Hustle, Sting
Specialized synonyms: Sting Operation
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Rig, Swindle
Derivative terms: Bunco, Flim-flam, Gyp

Definition of Con

1. adv. Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro.

2. v. t. To know; to understand; to acknowledge.

3. v. t. To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.

Definition of Con

1. Initialism. '''C'''ertificate '''o'''f '''N'''eed. ¹

2. Proper noun. A male given name, a diminutive form of Conor or Cornelius. ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To study, especially in order to gain knowledge of. ¹

4. Verb. (rare archaic) To know, understand, acknowledge. ¹

5. Noun. A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (''pros''). ¹

6. Noun. (slang) A convicted criminal, a convict. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) A fraud; something carried out with the intention of deceiving, usually for personal, often illegal, gain. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive slang) To trick or defraud, usually for personal gain. ¹

9. Verb. (nautical) To give the necessary orders to the helmsman to steer a ship in the required direction through a channel etc. (rather than steer a compass direction) ¹

10. Noun. (nautical) The navigational direction of a ship ¹

11. Noun. Short for convention or conference; used in regard to any type of convention. ¹

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Definition of Con

1. to study carefully [v CONNED, CONNING, CONS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Con

comte de Saxe
con (current term)
con artist
con artists
con brio
con crud
con game
con games
con man
con men
con moto
con sord
con sordini

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