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Etymology 1

Abbreviation of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] contra (against).

Noun

Singular
con

Plural
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con ({{{1}}})
  1. A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros).
    pros and cons
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Etymology 2

Shortened from convict.

Noun

Singular
con

Plural
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con ({{{1}}})
  1. (slang) A convicted criminal, a convict.
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Etymology 3

From con trick, shortened from confidence trick.

Noun

Singular
con

Plural
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con ({{{1}}})
  1. (slang) A fraud; something carried out with the intention of deceiving, usually for personal, often illegal, gain.
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Verb

Infinitive
to con

Third person singular
con

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to con (third-person singular simple present con, present participle n, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To trick or defraud, usually for personal gain.
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Etymology 4

From earlier cond, from Middle English conduen, from Old French conduire, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] condūcere.

Verb

Infinitive
to con

Third person singular
cons

Simple past
conned

Past participle
-

Present participle
conning

to con (third-person singular simple present cons, present participle conning, simple past and past participle conned)
  1. (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)
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Noun

Singular
con

Plural
-

con (-)
  1. (nautical) The navigational direction of a ship
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Etymology 5

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] combining form con-, from cum (with, together).

Noun

Singular
con

Plural
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con ({{{1}}})
  1. Short for convention or conference; used in regard to science fiction conventions and other types of conventions.

Etymology 6

Old English cunnan.

Verb

Infinitive
to con

Third person singular
con

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to con (third-person singular simple present con, present participle n, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To study, in order to gain knowledge of.
    C.1950: The hawk rested on a crag of the gorge and conned the terrain with a fierce and frowning eye.D'Arcy Niland, short story The Parachutist, reprinted in The Penguin Best Stories of D'Arcy Niland, 1987, ISBN 0-14-008927-6, pages 10-11.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To know, understand, acknowledge.
    Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill.Edmund Spensir
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Asturian

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ast:Template:lang:la derivations]] cum.

Preposition

con

  1. with

Derived terms


Catalan

Noun

con

  1. cone

French

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] cunnus.

Pronunciation

Noun

con m. (plural cons)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) cunt
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A stupid person; arsehole (British), asshole (US), wanker (British), jerk (US).
    Quel con ce type! Il m'énerve. (This guy is an ass, he pisses me off)
    Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaire, quand on est con, on est con.- Georges Brassens
  3. (followed by de + noun to become an adjective) crap (adjective), crappy, shit (adjective), bloody stupid (British), fucking stupid

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Galician

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gl:Template:lang:la derivations]] cum.

Preposition

con

  1. with

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Italian

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:it:Template:lang:la derivations]] cum.

Pronunciation

Conjunction

con [[Category:Template:lang:it conjunctions|con]]

  1. with
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) coxed

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Combined forms

When followed by a definite article, con may optionally be combined with the article to give the following combined forms:

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Con + articleCombined form
con + ilcol
con + locollo
con + l'coll'
con + icoi
con + glicogli
con + lacolla
con + lecolle

Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] cum (with).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

con

  1. with

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Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Noun

con

  1. child

Pronoun

con

  1. you (addressed to a person younger than the speaker, especially a child)

Classifier

con

  1. usually indicates animate noun

Usage notes

Exceptions exist, such as con dao (knife).

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En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

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