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Contract Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
  • a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • (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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law ,
  • (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make ,
  • a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

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Contract Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A contract is an agreement or promise that the law can enforce. The law will enforce some agreements but not others. For example, in most places, if a parent promises to take a child to get ice cream, the law will not enforce that promise as a legal contract.

The legal rules about which promises are enforced by the law can be different in different places (or jurisdictions), but a contract is usually enforced only if it is made by people or groups who want it to be enforced and who know what they are doing.

Sometimes, a contract is written down and signed by the people agreeing to it, but it does not always need to be. People usually sign a contract when something important or costly is being done. For example, when people take a job, they will sometimes sign a contract with their employers. The contract will show what the person must do as part of his job, how much they will be paid, and so on. The person and the employer will sign the contract, and it will become a legal promise.



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'Contract' example sentence in quotations


* Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation. - Walter Winchell

* Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed. - Epicurus

* Marriage is like signing a 356-page contract without knowing what's in it. - Kenneth Hartley Blanchard


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Contract Sample Sentences in News


  • Inside The Details Of Giancarlo Stanton's Mega-Contract With Marlins
    By now, you've heard that the Miami Marlins have inked Giancarlo Stanton to the richest contract in sports history. But, when you look at how the $325 million deal is structured, plus award bonuses, it could amount to even more still. Here's all the details Read more on this news related to 'Contract'
  • Hamilton says new contract looks a formality
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt. "We haven’t discussed the nuances but...it really is pretty much a formality I would have thought," the 29-year-old told British reporters after the season-ending race Read more on this news related to 'Contract'
  • Revisiting Ichiro's MLB-breaking contract
    We do know that Ichiro's last contract with the Mariners didn't DESTROY baseball (as one exec publicly predicted). But did he play well enough to justify the $90 million? And did he wind up doing enough to make the Hall of Fame someday? Read more on this news related to 'Contract'

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