1. (obsolete) Contracted; affianced; betrothed.
2. (obsolete) Not abstract; concrete.
1. a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
Definition categories: communication
2. (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
Similar word(s): declaration
3. a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
Sentences with contract as a noun:
- Marriage is a contract.
- The mafia boss put a contract out on the man who betrayed him.
1. enter into a contractual arrangement
Similar word(s): undertake
2. engage by written agreement
Similar word(s): sign
3. squeeze or press together
- the spasm contracted the muscle
4. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
5. become smaller or draw together
Similar word(s): shrink
6. make smaller
- The heat contracted the woollen garment
7. compress or concentrate
8. make or become more narrow or restricted
Similar word(s): narrow
Definition categories: change
9. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Sentences with contract as a verb:
- The snail's body contracted into its shell.
- to contract one's sphere of action
- The word "cannot" is often contracted into "can't".
- to contract for carrying the mail
- She contracted the habit of smoking in her teens.
- to contract a debt