Found 3 items, similar to contract.
English → Indonesian
akad, kontrak, mengerut, mengerutkan, pergulatan
English → English
n 1: a binding agreement between two or more persons that is
enforceable by law
2: (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract
setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
3: a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points
toward game only for the number of tricks he bid [syn: contract bridge
v 1: enter into a contractual arrangement [syn: undertake
2: engage by written agreement; “They signed two new pitchers
for the next season”
, sign on
, sign up
3: squeeze or press together; “she compressed her lips”
spasm contracted the muscle”
4: become smaller or draw together; “The fabric shrank”
] [ant: expand
5: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; “He
; “She came down with pneumonia”
; “She took a
6: make smaller; “The heat contracted the woollen garment”
7: compress or concentrate; “Congress condensed the three-year
plan into a six-month plan”
8: make or become more narrow or restricted; “The selection was
; “The road narrowed”
] [ant: widen
9: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; “The
manuscript must be shortened”
] [ant: elaborate
English → English
(k[o^]n*tr[a^]kt"), v. i.
1. 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
Years contracting to a moment. --Wordsworth.
2. To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain;
as, to contract for carrying the mail.
(k[o^]n*tr[a^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
; p. pr. & vb. n. Contracting
.] [L. contractus,
p. p. of contrahere to contract; con- + trahere to draw: cf.
F. contracter. See Trace
, and cf. Contract
1. To draw together or nearer; to reduce to a less compass;
to shorten, narrow, or lessen; as, to contract one's
sphere of action.
In all things desuetude doth contract and narrow our
faculties. --Dr. H. More.
2. To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.
Thou didst contract and purse thy brow. --Shak.
3. To bring on; to incur; to acquire; as, to contract a
habit; to contract a debt; to contract a disease.
Each from each contract new strength and light.
Such behavior we contract by having much conversed
with persons of high station. --Swift.
4. To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain
or covenant for.
We have contracted an inviolable amity, peace, and
lague with the aforesaid queen. --Hakluyt.
Many persons . . . had contracted marriage within
the degrees of consanguinity . . . prohibited by
5. To betroth; to affiance.
The truth is, she and I, long since contracted,
Are now so sure, that nothing can dissolve us.
6. (Gram.) To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by
reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.
Syn: To shorten; abridge; epitomize; narrow; lessen;
condense; reduce; confine; incur; assume.
Contracted; as, a contract verb. --Goodwin.
(k[o^]n*tr[a^]kt"), a. [L. contractus, p.
Contracted; affianced; betrothed. [Obs.] --Shak.
(k[o^]n"tr[a^]kt), n. [L. contractus, fr.
contrahere: cf. F. contrat, formerly also contract.]
1. (Law) 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 rights.
2. A formal writing which contains the agreement of parties,
with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof
of the obligation.
3. The act of formally betrothing a man and woman.
This is the the night of the contract. --Longwellow.
Syn: Covenant; agreement; compact; stipulation; bargain;
arrangement; obligation. See Covenant