Associations to the word «Contra»


CONTRA, preposition. Against; contrary or opposed to
CONTRA, adverb. To the contrary to something
CONTRA, noun. (business) a deal to swap goods or services
CONTRA, noun. (accounting) an entry that cancels another entry
CONTRA, noun. (music) (informal) any of the musical instruments in the contrabass range, e.g. contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet or, especially, double bass
CONTRA, noun. (dance) A contra dance.
CONTRA, noun. (obsolete) (US) (New England) (dance) A country dance.
CONTRA, noun. A member of any of various rightist guerrilla groups violently opposing the socialist Sandinista government of Nicaragua and secretly funded by the United States government in the 1980s.
CONTRA DANCE, noun. (dance) A type of folk dance style in which couples dance in two facing lines of indefinite length.
CONTRA DANCES, noun. Plural of contra dance

Dictionary definition

CONTRA, noun. A member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua.

Wise words

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