Cons



[kon] /kɒn/

adverb
1.
against a proposition, opinion, etc.:
arguments pro and con.
noun
2.
the argument, position, arguer, or voter against something.
[kon] /kɒn/
verb (used with object), conned, conning.
1.
to learn; study; peruse or examine carefully.
2.
to commit to memory.
[kon] /kɒn/ Nautical
verb (used with object), conned, conning.
1.
to direct the steering of (a ship).
noun
2.
the station of the person who cons.
3.
the act of conning.
[kon] /kɒn/ Informal.
adjective
1.
involving abuse of :
a con trick.
verb (used with object), conned, conning.
2.
to swindle; trick:
That crook conned me out of all my savings.
3.
to persuade by deception, cajolery, etc.
noun
4.
a or swindle.
5.
a lie, exaggeration, or glib self-serving talk:
He had a dozen different cons for getting out of paying traffic tickets.
[kon] /kɒn/
noun, Slang.
1.
a convict.
[kon] /kɒn/
verb (used with object), conned, conning. British Dialect.
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.
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(in prescriptions) conserve; keep.
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consecrated.
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/kɒn/
noun
1.

verb cons, conning, conned
2.
(transitive) to swindle or defraud
/kɒn/
noun (usually pl)
1.
an argument or vote against a proposal, motion, etc
2.
a person who argues or votes against a proposal, motion, etc
/kɒn/
noun
1.
(slang) short for convict
/kɒn/
verb cons, conns, conning, conned
1.
(transitive) to direct the steering of (a vessel)
noun
2.
the place where a person who cons a vessel is stationed
/kɒn/
verb cons, conning, conned
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to study attentively or learn (esp in the phrase con by rote)
/kɒn/
preposition
1.
(music) with
abbreviation
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Conservative
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Constitution
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Consul
n.

“negation” (mainly in pro and con), 1570s, short for Latin contra “against” (see contra).

“study,” early 15c., from Old English cunnan “to know, know how” (see can (v.1)).

a slang or colloquial shortening of various nouns beginning in con-, e.g., from the 19th century, confidant, conundrum, conformist, convict, contract, and from the 20th century, conductor, conservative.
adj.

“swindling,” 1889, American English, from confidence man (1849), from the many scams in which the victim is induced to hand over money as a token of confidence. Confidence with a sense of “assurance based on insufficient grounds” dates from 1590s.
v.

“to guide ships,” 1620s, from French conduire “to conduct, lead, guide” (10c.), from Latin conducere (see conduce). Related: Conned; conning.

“to swindle,” 1896, from con (adj.). Related: Conned; conning.

Related Terms

mod cons

noun

A convict or former convict; prison inmate: You’re a ”con,” you’ve no rights (1893+)

noun

verb

connection-oriented network service

/konz/ or /kons/ [LISP, “construct”] A Lisp function which takes an element H and a list T and returns a new list whose head is H and whose tail is T.
In Lisp, “cons” is the most fundamental operation for building structures. It actually takes any two objects and returns a “dotted-pair” or two-branched tree with one object hanging from each branch. Because the result of a cons is an object, it can be used to build binary trees of any shape and complexity.
[Jargon File]
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confidence game
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convict
certificate of need
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consigned
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consignment
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consonant
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constable
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constitution
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construction
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consul
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Constitution
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conservative
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consul

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