Associations to the word «Con»


CON, verb. (rare) To study, especially in order to gain knowledge of.
CON, verb. (rare) (archaic) To know, understand, acknowledge.
CON, verb. Variant spelling of conn: to conduct the movements of a ship at sea.
CON, noun. A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros).
CON, noun. (slang) A convicted criminal, a convict.
CON, noun. (slang) A fraud; something carried out with the intention of deceiving, usually for personal, often illegal, gain.
CON, verb. (transitive) (slang) To trick or defraud, usually for personal gain.
CON, 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)
CON, noun. (nautical) The navigational direction of a ship
CON, noun. An organized gathering such as a convention, conference or congress.
CON, symbol. (mathematics) (logic) consistency predicate
CON, proper noun. A male given name, a diminutive form of Conor or Cornelius.
CON, proper noun. Abbreviation of convention.
CON ARTIST, noun. A person who defrauds or swindles others after first gaining their trust; a scam operator.
CON ARTISTS, noun. Plural of con artist
CON BRIO, adverb. (music) with spirit, with vigor; vivaciously (used as a musical direction)
CON CRUD, noun. (fandom slang) An illness resulting from having people from a wide variety of places at a single gathering such as a convention, allowing disease to spread easily among them due to lack of immunity.
CON GAME, noun. A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won.
CON GAMES, noun. Plural of con game
CON LAW, noun. Constitutional law
CON MAN, noun. Alternative spelling of conman
CON MEN, noun. Plural of con man
CON MOTO, noun. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played "with motion"
CON MOTO, noun. (music) A passage having this mark
CON MOTO, adverb. (music) played "with motion"
CON MOTO, adjective. (music) describing a passage having this mark
CON SORD, adverb. Abbreviation of con sordino.
CON SORDINI, adverb. (music) With the mutes.
CON SORDINO, adverb. (music) With the mute.
CON WOMAN, noun. A female con artist
CON WOMEN, noun. Plural of con woman

Dictionary definition

CON, noun. An argument opposed to a proposal.
CON, noun. A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison.
CON, noun. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.
CON, verb. Deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change".
CON, verb. Commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?".
CON, adverb. In opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.