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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Con-  \Con-\ 
  A  prefix,  fr  L.  cum,  signifying  with  together,  etc  See 
  {Com-}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Con  \Con\,  adv  [Abbrev.  from  L.  contra  against.] 
  Against  the  affirmative  side  in  opposition;  on  the  negative 
  side  --  The  antithesis  of  pro,  and  usually  in  connection 
  with  it  See  {Pro}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Con  \Con\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Conned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Conning}.]  [AS.  cunnan  to  know  be  able,  and  (derived  from 
  this)  cunnian  to  try  test.  See  {Can},  v.  t.  &  i.] 
  1.  To  know  to  understand;  to  acknowledge.  [Obs.] 
 
  Of  muses,  Hobbinol  I  con  no  skill.  --Spenser. 
 
  They  say  they  con  to  heaven  the  highway.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  study  in  order  to  know  to  peruse;  to  learn;  to  commit 
  to  memory;  to  regard  studiously. 
 
  Fixedly  did  look  Upon  the  muddy  waters  which  he 
  conned  As  if  he  had  been  reading  in  a  book. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  I  did  not  come  into  Parliament  to  con  my  lesson. 
  --Burke. 
 
  {To  con  answer},  to  be  able  to  answer.  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  con  thanks},  to  thank;  to  acknowledge  obligation.  [Obs.] 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Con  \Con\,  v.  t.  [See  {Cond}.]  (Naut.) 
  To  conduct,  or  superintend  the  steering  of  (a  vessel);  to 
  watch  the  course  of  (a  vessel)  and  direct  the  helmsman  how  to 
  steer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  con 
  n  1:  an  argument  opposeed  to  a  proposal  [ant:  {pro}] 
  2:  a  person  serving  a  prison  sentence  [syn:  {convict},  {inmate}, 
  {jailbird},  {gaolbird}] 
  3:  a  swindle  in  which  you  cheat  at  gambling  or  persuade  a 
  person  to  buy  worthless  property  [syn:  {bunco},  {bunco 
  game},  {bunko},  {bunko  game},  {confidence  game},  {con  game}, 
  {gyp},  {hustle},  {sting},  {flimflam}] 
  adv  :  on  the  negative  side  "much  was  written  pro  and  con"  [syn:  {in 
  opposition}]  [ant:  {pro}] 
  v  1:  deprive  of  by  deceit;  "He  swindled  me  out  of  my  inheritance" 
  [syn:  {swindle},  {rook},  {nobble},  {diddle},  {bunco},  {defraud}, 
  {mulct},  {gyp}] 
  2:  commit  to  memory;  learn  by  heart  [syn:  {memorize},  {learn}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  con  n.  [from  SF  fandom]  A  science-fiction  convention.  Not 
  used  of  other  sorts  of  conventions,  such  as  professional  meetings. 
  This  term,  unlike  many  others  imported  from  SF-fan  slang,  is  widely 
  recognized  even  by  hackers  who  aren't  {fan}s.  "We'd  been  corresponding 
  on  the  net  for  months,  then  we  met  face-to-face  at  a  con." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  con 
 
  [SF  fandom]  A  science-fiction  convention.  Not  used  of  other 
  sorts  of  conventions,  such  as  professional  meetings.  This 
  term,  unlike  many  others  of  SF-fan  slang,  is  widely  recognised 
  even  by  hackers  who  aren't  {fan}s.  "We'd  been  corresponding  on 
  the  net  for  months,  then  we  met  face-to-face  at  a  con." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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