Definitions for contract

Definitions for (noun) contract

Main entry: contract, contract bridge

Definition: a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

Main entry: contract

Definition: a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

Main entry: declaration, contract

Definition: (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

Definitions for (verb) contract

Main entry: take, contract, get

Definition: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Usage: He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill

Main entry: shrink, contract

Definition: become smaller or draw together

Usage: The fabric shrank; The balloon shrank

Main entry: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten

Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Main entry: contract, narrow

Definition: make or become more narrow or restricted

Usage: The selection was narrowed; The road narrowed

Main entry: concentrate, condense, contract

Definition: compress or concentrate

Usage: Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan

Main entry: undertake, contract

Definition: enter into a contractual arrangement

Main entry: contract

Definition: make smaller

Usage: The heat contracted the woollen garment

Main entry: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Main entry: sign, sign on, sign up, contract

Definition: engage by written agreement

Usage: They signed two new pitchers for the next season

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