Crossword clues for con
- One found in a pen
- Reason not to do something
- See 1-Across
- Caller on a cell phone?
- Pen denizen
- See 13-Down
- An argument opposed to a proposal
- A person serving a prison sentence
- A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
- One in the jug
- Pro's foe
- Not pro
- Scan or scam
- Slammer occupant
- Jailer's charge
- Pro's partner
- Pokey person
- Pro's antithesis
- One in stir
- Kind of game
- Temporary beginner
- Emulate Peter Funk
- Prefix with firm and form
- ___ amore
- Type of game or man
- One in the cooler
- _____ amore (with love)
- Persuade by trickery
- Debate side
- Sing Sing inhabitant
- Kind of artist
- Cell sojourner
- Take in
- One in a pen
- Pro's opposite
- Anti body?
- Specialty of some artists
- One kept in the cooler
- Voting "nay"
- Bunko game
- Start of a Tennessee Williams title
- Pen filler
- Time server
- Shell game
- One side of an issue
- Side opposite 30-Down
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
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.]
To know; to understand; to acknowledge. [Obs.]
Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill.
They say they con to heaven the highway.
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.
I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson.
To con answer, to be able to answer. [Obs.]
To con thanks, to thank; to acknowledge obligation. [Obs.]
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"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)).
"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.
a slang or colloquial shortening of various nouns beginning in con-, such as, from the 19th century, confidant, conundrum, conformist, convict, contract, and from the 20th century, conductor, conservative.
"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.
init. Certificate of Need.
n. an argument opposed to a proposal [ant: pro]
a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam]
v. 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" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp]
Con may refer to:
Confidence trick, also known as con, scam, or flim flam
- Con (TV series), a television show about confidence trickery
- Con (name)
- Conn (nautical), also spelled con, the command of movement of a ship at sea
- Consider (MUD), the ability to evaluate an opponent in MUDs
- Consolidated Edison, also Con Edison
- Contact lens, in Hong Kong English
- Contra as in the original Latin phrase of pros and conspro et contra
- Fan convention, e.g. "Comic-Con"
Convict, as in ex-con, a person who has been convicted of a crime
- Convicted felon, a person who has been convicted of a felony crime in a court of law
- In Italian musical terms used in English, it means "with" (con means "with" in both Italian and Spanish as the word derives from Latin)
CON may refer to:
- Certificate of Need
- Commander of the Order of the Niger
- Commonwealth of Nations, an association of primarily former British colonies
- Concord Municipal Airport, a public-use airport in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States by IATA airport code
- Continental Oil, via its ICAO airline designator
- Cornwall, England, via its Chapman code
- Naruto: Clash of Ninja, a 3-D cel-shaded fighting game
- '' The Chronicles of Narnia', a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis
Con is a television series on Comedy Central in which con artist Skyler Stone revealed the secrets of his profession by performing confidence tricks, scams, and hoaxes of various degrees of complexity on camera. These could range from simply claiming that an order for food was botched, to claiming to be a certain profession, which required training (received through cons). In one episode Stone showed how he received free soft drinks at fast food restaurants by retaining paper cups from various fast food restaurants and then refilling them at soda fountains. Most of his cons revolved around him claiming that he is filming a television show or movie of some sort, and that the product or service he wished to acquire would be advertised in the film or show. The products did wind up getting free advertisement – but on Con, not where they were told.
Con is a short form of the following given names
Con is also a given name on its own that may refer to
- Con Conrad (1891–1938), American songwriter and producer
- Con Colleano (1899–1973), Australian tightrope walker
- Con Cremin (1908–1987), Irish diplomat
- Con Lehane (Irish republican) (1911-1983), Irish nationalist
- Con O'Neill (diplomat) (1912–1988), British civil servant and diplomat
- Con Houlihan (1925–2012), Irish sportswriter
- Con Constantine (born 1945), Cypriot-Australian businessman
- Con Coughlin, (born 1955), British journalist and author
- Con Boutsianis (born 1971), Australian football player
- Con Blatsis (born 1977), Greek-Australian football player
- Con Sullivan, New Zealand rugby player
- Con Kolivas, Australian anaesthetist
Con is also a surname of the following people
- Mac Con, a High King of Ireland
- Marin Con (born 1985), Croatian footballer
Usage examples of "con".
I know conning a Seawolf-class special project submarine is an intimidating order, but Alameda and I will be up there with you.
Siccio, quel fedelissimo ed amoroso servo che lo aveva raccolto bambino, salvato e nutrito con tanto affetto, era morto ed avea, pria di morire, trasmesso al cardinale F.
Vincenzo di Paola, ricordiamo ancora che un servo di casa, Siccio, aveva introdotto quel furfante di Don Ignazio con tale piglio che abbiamo creduto necessario doverlo notare.
Giunsi finalmente al termine, non del sotterraneo ma del mio filo e con mio dispiacere riscontrai che non avevo nella mia impresa scoperto altro che la terribile solitudine che mi stava ancora davanti.
Le altre donne seguirebbero la marcia e per ultimi i nostri amici con quanti restavano ancora dei difensori del lanificio.
Il primo che venne a me fu il prete, con la carabina nella sinistra, e la destra armata di pugnale.
Con esos brazos vertiginosos de mono y Con la cachiporra hizo rodar a tres, pero le metieron dos balas en el abdomen y lo abandonaron por muerto.
Por no tener con que enbarcarme en la nao en que ba el birrey Ruy Lorenco de Tauora, por auerlo perdido con la nao San Andres, he determinado hirme a Ormuz y de alli, por tierra, con la cafila de los mercaderes benecianos, y peregrinando poco a poco asta Alepo, y de alli a Benencia y otras partes, asta llegar a esa Corte y besar las manos a V.
There had been no bikies in those days, Con had told him, no beards, no helmets, no studded leathers.
The government had viciously attacked him and the bet, calling it a con game meant to bilk the citizens of America.
At dawn next morning the Biter slipped downriver, with Gunning drunk and hardly capable at the con.
Los de a pie que no llevan escopetas tienen lanza, flecha, y honda con su provision de piedras en un bolson como de granaderos.
Io ho veduto greci in Costantinopoli inchiodati per un orecchio alla porta della loro bottega e lo straniero passando sogghignare con disprezzo chiamandoli truffatori e ladri ed eran veramente ladri e truffatori condannati al chiodo per falsificazioni e furti.
Il prete, col volto di bragia, stringeva col braccio destro la fanciulla e con tutta la sua forza cercava di trascinarla avanti, ad onta degli sforzi di lei per non avanzare.
Police bunco files bulge with records of con artists whose methods include the quick change.