Contract Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Contract? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Words starting with Contract, Example sentences, Synonyms, Related sentences, How to pronounce? Words ending with Contract, Antonyms, Derivations and more...

Contract meaning

Word: Contract

How to pronounce: ˈkɒntrækt

Noun

Definitions:

1. A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.

Example sentences: "Both parties must sign employment contracts"

Verb

Definitions:

1. Decrease in size, number, or range.

Example sentences: "Glass contracts as it cools"

2. Enter into a formal and legally binding agreement.

Example sentences: "The local authority will contract with a wide range of agencies to provide services"

3. Catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent)

Example sentences: "Three people contracted a killer virus"

4. Become liable to pay (a debt)

Example sentences: "He contracted a debt of $3,300"


Synonyms:

agreement

convention

appointment

covenant

compact

indenture

pact

treaty

settlement

warranty

catch

get

take

deal

bargain

conclude a contract

conclude a treaty

sign a contract

accord

compress

shrink

squeeze

narrow down

press

reduce

condense

cut

shorten

abridge

abbreviate

constrict

narrow

agree

collapse

sign up


Antonyms:

law

act


Derivations:

contractual

contracted

Contracting

contractive

contractor

contraction


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Contract in Other Languages...

Spanish: Contrato

German: Vertrag

French: Contrat

Italian: Contratto

Turkish: Sözleşme


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