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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
مُقَاوِلمُقاوِل، مُتَعَهِّد
dodavatelpodnikatel
entreprenørleverandør
urakoitsija
קבלןקבלן בניין
ugovaratelj
verktaki
契約人
계약자
zmluvná strana
underleverantör
ผู้ทำสัญญา
nhà thầu

contractor

[kənˈtræktəʳ] Ncontratista mf
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contractor

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

[kənˈtræktəʳ] n (Constr) → appaltatore m, imprenditore m (Law) → contraente m
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
"I'm my own contractor, my own carpenter, and my own bricklayer, and I shall be sixty-seven come Michaelmas," he added, by no means irrelevantly.
He had found Oom Sam established as a sort of task-master and contractor, and had promptly dismissed him, with the result that the supply of Kru boys was instantly doubled.
A political spy, a stock-jobber, a contractor, a man who confiscated in collusion with the syndic of a commune the property of emigres in order to sell them and buy them in, a minister, and a general were all equally engaged in public business.
"But they have not gone up like lime, relatively speaking," replied the contractor.
It is said that the intimacy of this acquaintance began in his habitually resorting to that secret place, to lock-out the Cloisterham boy-populace, and sleep off fumes of liquor: he having ready access to the Cathedral, as contractor for rough repairs.
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.
I have committed follies, gentlemen,' said Uriah, looking round with a meek smile, 'and I ought to bear the consequences without repining.' 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.
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.