Contract 1Definition: To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.
Contract 2Definition: To bring on; to incur; to
acquire; as, to contract a habit; to contract a debt; to contract a disease.
Contract 3Definition: To enter into, with mutual
obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.
Contract 4Definition: To betroth; to affiance.
Contract 5Definition: To shorten by omitting a letter or
letters or by reducing two or more
syllables to one.
Contract 6Definition: To be drawn together so as to be diminished in size or extent; to shrink; to be reduced in compass or in duration; as, iron
contracts in cooling; a rope
contracts when wet.
Contract 7Definition: To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.
Contract 8Definition: Contracted; as, a contract verb.
Contract 9Definition: Contracted; affianced; betrothed.
Contract 10Definition: The agreement of two or more
persons, upon a sufficient consideration or cause, to do, or to abstain from doing, some act; an agreement in which a party
undertakes to do, or not to do, a particular thing; a formal bargain; a compact; an interchange of legal
Contract 11Definition: A formal writing which
contains the agreement of parties, with the
conditions, and which
serves as a proof of the obligation.
Contract 12Definition: The act of formally betrothing a man and woman.
contract 13Definition: a variety of bridge in which the bidder
receives points toward game only for the number of
tricks he bid
contract 14Definition: a binding agreement between two or more
persons that is enforceable by law
contract 15Definition: (contract bridge) the highest bid
becomes the contract setting the number of
tricks that the bidder must make
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
enter into a contractual arrangement
make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"
squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"