HyperDic: contract

English > 12 senses of the word contract:
NOUNcommunicationcontracta binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
communicationcontract, declaration(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
actcontract, contract bridgea variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
VERBcommunicationcontract, undertakeenter into a contractual arrangement
socialcontract, sign, sign on, sign upengage by written agreement
contactcontract, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, presssqueeze or press together
bodycontract, take, getbe stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
changecontract, shrinkbecome smaller or draw together
contactcontractmake smaller
changecontract, condense, concentratecompress or concentrate
changecontract, narrowmake or become more narrow or restricted
changecontract, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, reducereduce in scope while retaining essential elements
contract > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntrae.kt; kahntrae'kt
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > contract: 12 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law.
Category ofarticle, clauseA separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
broken, unkept(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
contract, declaration(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
handshake, shake, handshaking, handclaspgrasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
loopholeAn ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty / difficulty or obligation / obligation
renegociate, renegotiaterevise the terms of in order to limit or regain excess profits / profits gained by the contractor
subscribed(of a contract or will or other document) having a signature written at the end
terminated(of e.g. a contract or term of office) having come to an end
unbroken, kept(especially of promises or contracts) not violated / violated or disregarded
Partsarbitration clauseA clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract
boilerplatestandard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
fine print, small printThe part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
reserve clauseA clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration
Narroweradhesion contract, contract of adhesionA contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts)
aleatory contractA contract whose performance by one party depends on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event (but if it is contingent on the outcome of a wager it is not enforceable)
articles of agreement, shipping articlesA contract between crew and captain of a ship
bilateral contractA contract involving mutual promises (each party is both promisor and promisee)
charterA contract to hire or lease transportation
concession, grantA contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business
conditional contractA contract whose performance depends on a fact or event that affects legal relations
cost-plus contractA contract in which the contractor is paid his total cost plus a stated percentage of profit
distribution agreementA contract governing the marketing of an item of merchandise
employment contract, employment agreementcontract between employer and employee
gambling contractA contract whose performance by one party is contingent on the outcome of a bet
indentureA contract binding one party / party into the service of another for a specified term
labor contract, labor agreement, collective agreementcontract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
leaseA contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
licensing agreementcontract giving someone the legal right to use a patent / patent or trademark
marriage contract, marriage settlementA prenuptial agreement or contract
merger agreement, acquisition agreementcontract governing the merger of two or more companies
output contractA contract in which you promise to deliver your entire output to the other party who promises to accept it
partnershipA contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits / profits or losses
policy, insurance policy, insurancewritten contract or certificate of insurance
purchase contract, purchase agreementA contract stating the terms of a purchase
quasi contractA contract created by law for reasons of justice without any expression of assent
requirements contractA contract in which you agree to purchase all your requirements of a particular sort from one party
sale in gross, contract of hazardA sale of a tract of land as a whole without a warranty as to the acreage
sealed instrument, contract under seal, special contractA contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached
service contractA contract for maintenance services
severable contractA contract which, in the event of a breach by one of the parties, can be considered as several independent agreements expressed in a single instrument
subcontractA contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract
Broaderwritten agreementA legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
Spanishcontrato
Catalancontracte
Adjectivescontractualrelating to or part of a binding legal agreement
Verbscontractenter into a contractual arrangement
contractengage by written agreement
English > contract: 12 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make.
Synonymdeclaration
CategorycontractA binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
Part ofbridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
Broaderbid, bidding(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
English > contract: 12 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid.
Synonymcontract bridge
Narrowerno-trumpA version of contract bridge in which no suit is designated as trump for the duration of the hand
BroaderbridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
Spanishbridge
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningEnter into a contractual arrangement.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey contract to move
Synonymundertake
Entailed bysubcontractWork under a subcontract
Narrowerrent, hire, charter, leasehold under a lease or rental agreement
rent, leaseLet for money
signBe engaged by a written agreement
stipulate, qualify, condition, specifySpecify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement
stipulatemake an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force
Broaderpromise, assuremake a promise or commitment
Spanishcontractar, contratar
Nounscontracta binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
contractorsomeone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningEngage by written agreement.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymssign, sign on, sign up
Narrowercontract outAssign a job to someone outside one's own business
Broaderhire, engage, employEngage or hire for work
Spanishcontratar
Nounscontracta binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningsqueeze or press together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "the spasm contracted the muscle"
Synonymscompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, press
Entailed bystrangle, strangulate, throttlekill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Narrowerastringeconstrict or bind or draw together
bear down, overbearcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, strangleconstrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
choke, gag, fretBe too tight
choke, scragWring the neck of
convulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
convulseCause to contract
primcontract one's lips
strangulateconstrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishapretar, comprimir
Catalanatapeir, compactar, comprimir, estretir, prémer, premsar
Nounscontraction(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
contractora bodily organ that contracts
contracturean abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningBe stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstake, get
Narrowercatchcontract
Broadersicken, come downGet sick
Similar tocatchcontract
Spanishcoger, contraer
Catalanagafar, contreure
Nounscontractingbecoming infected
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome smaller or draw together.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymshrink
Caused byshrink, reduceReduce in size
Narrowerflexcontract
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Oppositeexpand, spread outExtend in one or more directions
stretchBecome longer by being stretched and pulled
Spanishachicarse, contraerse, contraer, encogerse, encoger, mermar
Catalancontraure, contreure, encongir, minvar
Nounscontractionthe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningmake smaller.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The heat contracted the woollen garment"
Narrowerpurse, wrinkleGather or contract into wrinkles or folds
Broadershrink, reduceReduce in size
Spanishcontraer, encoger
Catalancontraure, contreure, encongir
Nounscontractionthe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningcompress or concentrate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscondense, concentrate
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar tocondenseBecome more compact or concentrated
Nounscontractionthe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningmake or become more narrow or restricted.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymnarrow
NarrowerbottleneckBecome narrow, like a bottleneck
taper offBecome smaller or less active / active / active
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
OppositewidenBecome broader or wider or more extensive
Spanishestrecharse, estrechar
Catalanestrènyer, estretir
Nounscontractionthe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
English > contract: 12 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningReduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, reduce
Narrowerbowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shortenedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
digest, condense, concentratemake more concise
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Oppositeelaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
Similar toedit, cut, edit outcut and assemble the components of
Spanishabreviar, acortar, compendiar, condensar, contraer, encoger, reducir, resumir, simplificar
Catalanabreujar, contraure, contreure, encongir, escurçar
Nounscontractionthe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

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