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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
References in classic literature ?
I speak of the famous bridge of boats which Xerxes ordered to be built over the narrowest part of the Hellespont (where it is only two or three miles wide.) A moderate gale destroyed the flimsy structure, and the King, thinking that to publicly rebuke the contractors might have a good effect on the next set, called them out before the army and had them beheaded.
The book immediately preceding this is called "Tom Swift and His Bit, Tunnel," and deals with the efforts of the young inventor to help a firm of contractors penetrate a mountain in Peru.
"Try the farmers-general and contractors, who, during ten years, have been robbing the state."
Now will the city have to fill and swell with a multitude of callings which are not required by any natural want; such as the whole tribe of hunters and actors, of whom one large class have to do with forms and colours; another will be the votaries of music--poets and their attendant train of rhapsodists, players, dancers, contractors; also makers of divers kinds of articles, including women's dresses.
The payment of his bills against the Exchequer gave him some hopes for the future, but, in spite of all efforts to ingratiate himself, Napoleon's hatred to the contractors who had speculated on his defeat made itself felt; du Bousquier was left without a sou.
A gleam of light came, when Billy got a job driving a grading team for the contractors of the big bridge then building at Niles.
Many contractors paid themselves upon the offices of the duke.
'You should get better coals out of your contractors,' said the apothecary's deputy, breaking a lump on the top of the fire with the rusty poker; 'these are not at all the sort of thing for a cold night.'
And this was the easiest thing in the world for him to do, because Erik was one of the chief contractors under Philippe Garnier, the architect of the Opera, and continued to work by himself when the works were officially suspended, during the war, the siege of Paris and the Commune.
But when he got out at his own station, when he saw his one-eyed coachman, Ignat, with the collar of his coat turned up; when, in the dim light reflected by the station fires, he saw his own sledge, his own horses with their tails tied up, in their harness trimmed with rings and tassels; when the coachman Ignat, as he put in his luggage, told him the village news, that the contractor had arrived, and that Pava had calved,--he felt that little by little the confusion was clearing up, and the shame and self-dissatisfaction were passing away.
There is the Contractor, who is Providence to five hundred thousand men.
Mulvaney knew a contractor on one of the new Central India lines, and wrote to him for some sort of work.

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