Complete Definition of "contract"

English

Etymology
L. term|contractus|langla, past participle of term|contrahere|langla, to contract, from term|con-|langla + term|trahere||to draw|langla.

Pronunciation
;Noun
enPR|kŏn'trăkt
a|RP IPA|/ˈkɒntrækt/, SAMPA|/"kQntr{kt/
a|US IPA|/ˈkɑntrækt/, SAMPA|/"kAntr{kt/
audio|en-us-contract-noun.ogg|Audio (US)
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audio|en-uk-contract (noun).ogg|Audio (UK)

;Verb
enPR|kəntrăkt, IPA|/kənˈtrækt/, SAMPA|/[email protected]"tr{kt/
audio|en-us-contract-verb2.ogg|Audio (US)
audio|en-uk-contract (verb).ogg|Audio (UK)

Noun
rfc-level|Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section
en-noun

  1. A agreement that is legally binding, especially one that is written.
  2. A specific job or work order, often temporary or of fixed duration and usually governed by a written agreement.
  3. An agreement which the law will enforce in some way. A 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.
  4. A part of legal studies dealing with laws and jurisdiction related to contracts.

Hypernyms
sense|agreement that is legally binding agreement

Translations
trans-top|agreement that is legally binding
Czech: smlouva f
Finnish: sopimus
French: contrat m
German: Vertrag m
Hebrew: חוזה romanization of Hebrew|khozé m
Hungarian: szerződés
Italian: contratto m
Norwegian: kontrakt m
trans-mid
Portuguese: contracto m (pt), contrato m (br)
Russian: контракт
Slovene: pogodba f
Spanish: contrato m
Swedish: avtal c, fördrag c, kontrakt n, överenskommelse c
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trans-top|job governed by a specific agreement
trans-mid
Swedish: ackord n, beting n, entreprenad c, kontrakt n
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trans-top|part of legal studies
German: Vertragsrecht n , Recht der vertraglichen Schuldverhältnisse n
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ttbc|Polish: umowa f

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To enter into a contract with.
  2. transitive To gain or acquire (an illness).
  3. intransitive To draw together or nearer; to shorten, narrow, or lessen.

#:The snail's body contracted into its shell.

Translations
trans-top|transitive: enter into a contract with
Finnish: tehdä sopimus
trans-mid
Swedish: avtala
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trans-top|gain or acquire (an illness)
Finnish: sairastua
French: contracter
Hebrew: להידבק romanization of Hebrew|lehidabéq
trans-mid
Italian: contrarre
Swedish: smittas av
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trans-top|intransitive: draw together; shorten; lessen
French: se contracter
Hebrew: להתכווץ romanization of Hebrew|lehitkavétz
Italian: contrarre
trans-mid
Norwegian: sammentrekke, forminske
Swedish: dra ihop sig, dras samman, krympa, minskas
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Synonyms
sense|gain or acquire (an illness) catch, get
sense|lessen abate, decrease, lessen, reduce
sense|shorten shorten, shrink

Antonyms
sense|lessen increase
sense|shorten grow, lengthen

Category:English heteronyms


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|g=n

  1. #English|contract

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Revision and Credits for"contract"
  • 2007-11-03 19:52 - Connel MacKenzie - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/130.157.38.91|130.157.38.91]] ([[User_talk:130.157.38.91|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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