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con·trac·tor

 (kŏn′trăk′tər, kən-trăk′-)
n.
1. One that agrees to furnish materials or perform services at a specified price, especially for construction work.
2. Something, especially a muscle, that contracts.

contractor

(ˈkɒntræktə; kənˈtræk-)
n
1. (Building) a person or firm that contracts to supply materials or labour, esp for building
2. (Physiology) something that contracts, esp a muscle
3. (Law) law a person who is a party to a contract
4. (Bridge) the declarer in bridge

con•trac•tor

(ˈkɒn træk tər, kənˈtræk tər)

n.
1. a person who contracts to furnish supplies or perform work at a certain price, esp. in construction.
2. a thing that contracts, esp. a muscle.
[1540–50; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contractor - someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build thingscontractor - someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
constructor, builder - someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
defense contractor - a contractor concerned with the development and manufacture of systems of defense
hauler, haulier - a haulage contractor
ship-breaker - a contractor who buys old ships and breaks them up for scrap
subcontractor - someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor
2.contractor - the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
bridge player, hand - a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
3.contractor - (law) a party to a contract
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
constructor, builder - someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
4.contractor - a bodily organ that contractscontractor - a bodily organ that contracts  
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
Translations
مُقَاوِلمُقاوِل، مُتَعَهِّد
dodavatelpodnikatel
entreprenørleverandør
urakoitsija
קבלןקבלן בניין
ugovaratelj
verktaki
契約人
계약자
zmluvná strana
underleverantör
ผู้ทำสัญญา
nhà thầu

contractor

[kənˈtræktəʳ] Ncontratista mf

contractor

[ˈkɒntræktər] n (BUSINESS)entrepreneur mcontract price nprix m contractuel

contractor

n (= individual)Auftragnehmer m, → beauftragter Elektriker/Monteur etc; (= company also)beauftragte Firma; (= building contractor)Bauunternehmer m; (= company)Bauunternehmen nt, → Bauunternehmer m; that is done by outside contractorsdamit ist eine andere Firma beauftragt

contractor

[kənˈtræktəʳ] n (Constr) → appaltatore m, imprenditore m (Law) → contraente m

contract

(kənˈtrӕkt) verb
1. to make or become smaller, less, shorter, tighter etc. Metals expand when heated and contract when cooled; `I am' is often contracted to `I'm'; Muscles contract.
2. ( American ˈkontrakt) to promise legally in writing. They contracted to supply us with cable.
3. to become infected with (a disease). He contracted malaria.
4. to promise (in marriage).
(ˈkontrӕkt) noun
a legal written agreement. He has a four-year contract (of employment) with us; The firm won a contract for three new aircraft.
conˈtraction (-ʃən) noun
1. an act of contracting. contraction of metals; contraction of muscles.
2. a word shortened in speech or spelling. `I'm' is a contraction of `I am'.
conˈtractor noun
a person or firm that promises to do work or supply goods at a fixed rate. a building contractor.

contractor

مُقَاوِل dodavatel entreprenør Auftragnehmer ανάδοχος contratista urakoitsija sous-traitant ugovaratelj contraente 契約人 계약자 aannemer entreprenør kontrahent empreiteiro подрядчик underleverantör ผู้ทำสัญญา yüklenici nhà thầu 承包商
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It was arranged that they should leave the following spring, and meantime Jurgis sold himself to a contractor for a certain time, and tramped nearly four hundred miles from home with a gang of men to work upon a railroad in Smolensk.
A murmur, partly of gratification at Twenty Seven's celestial state of mind, and partly of indignation against the Contractor who had given him any cause of complaint (a note of which was immediately made by Mr.
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But his tailor was a woman who worked, like a regimental contractor, by a set of rules that gave the same configuration to the whole human species.
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It touched on chances of gigantic wealth flung before eyes that could not see, or missed by the merest accident of time and travel; and through the mad shift of things, sometimes on horseback, more often afoot, now rich, now poor, in and out, and back and forth, deck-hand, train-hand, contractor, boardinghouse keeper, journalist, engineer, drummer, real-estate agent, politician, dead-beat, rumseller, mine-owner, speculator, cattle-man, or tramp, moved Harvey Cheyne, alert and quiet, seeking his own ends, and, so he said, the glory and advancement of his country.
But they have not gone up like lime, relatively speaking," replied the contractor.
The baronet has been in communication with the architect who prepared the plans for Sir Charles, and with a contractor from London, so that we may expect great changes to begin here soon.
The country round is very lonely, but about half a mile to the north there is a small cluster of villas which have been built by a Tavistock contractor for the use of invalids and others who may wish to enjoy the pure Dartmoor air.
I'm in a mess with the ink and in a thundering bad temper; and if anything more in the cat or dog line comes fooling about me this morning, it had better bring its own funeral contractor with it.
But the quad and the fives-courts did not look a day older; the ivy was no thicker round the study windows; and in one boy's castle we found the traditional print of Charing Cross Bridge which had knocked about our studies ever since a son of the contractor first sold it when he left.