Associations to the word «Contract»


CONTRACT, noun. An agreement between two or more parties, to perform a specific job or work order, often temporary or of fixed duration and usually governed by a written agreement.
CONTRACT, noun. (legal) An agreement which the law will enforce in some way. A legally binding contract must contain at least one promise, i.e., a commitment or offer, by an offeror to and accepted by an offeree to do something in the future. A contract is thus executory rather than executed.
CONTRACT, noun. (legal) A part of legal studies dealing with laws and jurisdiction related to contracts.
CONTRACT, noun. (informal) An order, usually given to a hired assassin, to kill someone.
CONTRACT, noun. (bridge) The declarer's undertaking to win the number of tricks bid with a stated suit as trump.
CONTRACT, adjective. (obsolete) Contracted; affianced; betrothed.
CONTRACT, adjective. (obsolete) Not abstract; concrete.
CONTRACT, verb. (ambitransitive) To draw together or nearer; to shorten, narrow, or lessen.
CONTRACT, verb. (grammar) To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.
CONTRACT, verb. (transitive) To enter into a contract with.
CONTRACT, verb. (transitive) To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.
CONTRACT, verb. (intransitive) To make an agreement or contract; to covenant; to agree; to bargain.
CONTRACT, verb. (transitive) To bring on; to incur; to acquire.
CONTRACT, verb. (transitive) To gain or acquire (an illness).
CONTRACT, verb. To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.
CONTRACT, verb. To betroth; to affiance.
CONTRACT BRIDGE, noun. A card game in which four players, forming two partnerships, first bid then play by taking tricks
CONTRACT KILLER, noun. A person who contracts to kill a specified person for an agreed sum of money
CONTRACT OF SALE, noun. (legal) A contract that involves an exchange of goods, services or property to be exchanged from seller (or vendor) to buyer (or purchaser) for an agreed upon value in money (or money equivalent) paid or the promise to pay same.
CONTRACT PROGRAMMING, proper noun. (software) (design) Synonym of design by contract.

Dictionary definition

CONTRACT, noun. A binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law.
CONTRACT, noun. (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make.
CONTRACT, noun. A variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid.
CONTRACT, verb. Enter into a contractual arrangement.
CONTRACT, verb. Engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season".
CONTRACT, verb. Squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle".
CONTRACT, verb. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill".
CONTRACT, verb. Become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank".
CONTRACT, verb. Make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment".
CONTRACT, verb. Compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan".
CONTRACT, verb. Make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed".
CONTRACT, verb. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza