Definition of "contracts" []

  • To make or become smaller, narrower, shorter, etc (verb)
  • To enter into an agreement with (a person, company, etc) to deliver (goods or services) or to do (something) on mutually agreed and binding terms, often in writing (verb)
  • To draw or be drawn together; coalesce or cause to coalesce (verb)
  • To acquire, incur, or become affected by (a disease, liability, debt, etc) (verb)
  • To shorten (a word or phrase) by the omission of letters or syllables, usually indicated in writing by an apostrophe (verb)
  • To unite (two vowels) or (of two vowels) to be united within a word or at a word boundary so that a new long vowel or diphthong is formed (verb)
  • To wrinkle or draw together (the brow or a muscle) (verb)
  • To arrange (a marriage) for; betroth (verb)
  • A formal agreement between two or more parties (noun)
  • A document that states the terms of such an agreement (noun)
  • The branch of law treating of contracts (noun)
  • Marriage considered as a formal agreement (noun)
  • (in the bidding sequence before play) the highest bid, which determines trumps and the number of tricks one side must try to make (noun)
  • The number and suit of these tricks (noun)
  • A criminal agreement to kill a particular person in return for an agreed sum of money (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Plural form of contract. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of contract. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "contracts" in a sentence
  • "The Roman lawyers further distinguish contracts, somewhat humorously, into _contracts with names_ and _contracts without names_, or _nominate_ and"
  • "The refiner plans to finalize the term contracts for crude oil imports for the next financial year beginning April 1 by September, in order to have more suppliers, it said."
  • "The two contracts for the two new drilling rigs we are building are not reflected in the term contracts reported above."