HyperDic: contact

English > 11 senses of the word contact:
NOUNactcontactclose interaction
actcontact, physical contactthe act of touching physically
statecontactthe state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
eventcontact, impinging, strikingthe physical coming together of two or more things
person contact, middlemana person who is in a position to give you special assistance
communicationcontact, liaison, link, inter-group communicationa channel for communication between groups
artifactcontact, tangency(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors / conductors) touch or are in physical contact
communicationcontact, toucha communicative interaction
artifactcontact, contact lensa thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
VERBcommunicationcontact, reach, get through, get hold ofbe in or establish communication with
contactcontact, touch, adjoin, meetbe in direct physical contact with
contact > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntae.kt
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningClose interaction.
Examples
  • "they kept in daily contact"
  • "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"
Narrowerbrushcontact with something dangerous or undesirable
eye contactcontact that occurs when two people look directly at each other
placementcontact established between applicants and prospective employees
BroaderinteractionA mutual or reciprocal action
Spanishcontacto
Catalancontacte
Verbscontactbe in or establish communication with
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of touching physically.
Example"her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
Synonymphysical contact
Narrowerfair ball(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
laying onThe act of contacting something with your hand
rub, wipeThe act of rubbing or wiping
snickA glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishcontacto
Catalancontacte
Verbscontactbe in direct physical contact with
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity.
Example"litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
Narrowerosculation(mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at which they have a common tangent
tangencyThe state of being tangent
Broaderconnection, link, connectednessThe state of being connected
Spanishcontacto
Catalancontacte
Verbscontactbe in direct physical contact with
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningThe physical coming together of two or more things.
Example"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
Synonymsimpinging, striking
Narrowercollision, hit(physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
engagement, mesh, meshing, interlockingcontact by fitting together
flickA light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
impactThe striking of one body against another
touch, touchingThe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishcontacto, fricción, roce, toque
Catalancontacte, fregadís, fregament, fricció, toc
Verbscontactbe in direct physical contact with
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA person who is in a position to give you special assistance.
Example"he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
Synonymmiddleman
BroaderrepresentativeA person who represents others
Spanishcontacto, enlace, intermediario
Catalancontacte, enllaç, intermediari
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA channel for communication between groups.
Synonymsliaison, link, inter-group communication
Broaderchannel, communication channel, line(often plural) a means of communication or access
Spanishconexión, contacto, coordinación, enlace
Catalanconnexió, contacte, coordinació, enllaç
Verbscontactbe in or establish communication with
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaning(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors / conductors) touch or are in physical contact.
Example"they forget to solder the contacts"
Synonymtangency
CategoryelectronicsThe branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Narrowerdistributor point, breaker point, pointA contact in the distributor
electrical contactcontact that allows current to pass from one conductor to another
p-n junctionThe junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor
short circuit, shortAccidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
sound bowcontact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
terminal, poleA contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
treadThe part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
wiper, wiper arm, contact armcontact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
Broaderjunction, conjunctionSomething that joins or connects
Spanishcontacto, tangencia
Catalancontacte, tangència
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA communicative interaction.
Example"the pilot made contact with the base"
Synonymtouch
Broadercommunication, communicatingThe activity of communicating
Spanishcontacto
English > contact: 11 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication.
Synonymcontact lens
Broaderlens, lense, lens systemA transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
Spanishlente de contacto, lentilla
Catalanlent de contacte, lentícula, lentilla
English > contact: 11 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe in or establish communication with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
Synonymsreach, get through, get hold of
Narrowerpingsend a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
pingcontact, usually in order to remind of something
raiseEstablish radio communications with
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishcontactar
Catalancontactar
Nounscontactclose interaction
contacta channel for communication between groups
English > contact: 11 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBe in direct physical contact with; make contact / contact / contact.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The wire must not contact the metal cover"
  • "The surfaces contact at this point"
Synonymstouch, adjoin, meet
NarrowerattachBe attached
border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt onlie adjacent to another or share a boundary
cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohereCome or be in close contact with
cover, spread overform a cover over
hugfit closely or tightly
lean on, rest on, lean againstrest on for support
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratchCause friction
surround, environ, ring, skirt, borderExtend on all sides of simultaneously
Similar toconverge, meetBe adjacent or come together
Spanishcolindar, contactar, lindar, palpar, tocar
Catalanconfrontar, contactar, palpar, tocar-se, tocar
Nounscontactthe act of touching physically
contactthe physical coming together of two or more things
contactthe state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity

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