contract contract  /ˈkɑn ˌtrækt/


  1. (n) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  2. (n) (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
  3. (n) a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
  4. (v) enter into a contractual arrangement
  5. (v) engage by written agreement
  6. (v) squeeze or press together
  7. (v) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
  8. (v) become smaller or draw together
  9. (v) make smaller
  10. (v) compress or concentrate
  11. (v) make or become more narrow or restricted
  12. (v) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements


  1. But when the contract-approval document arrived the next day for Greenhouse's signature, the term was five years.
  2. In the end, however, the department renewed the contract until July 2010.
  3. You're trading a contract obligating you to buy or sell it at a specified delivery date in the future.


  1. New contract grants city firefighters 5% pay hike

    BRISTOL — A new contract between the city and the firefighters’ union grants a 5 percent pay hike over three years.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Bristol Press

  2. Cosby contract renewed

    Alan Cosby's contract as superintendent of Etowah County Schools was extended Tuesday night during
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Gadsden Times

  3. Contract Staffing to be Featured Topic at NAPS Conference

    Contract staffing back-office service Top Echelon Contracting will be an exhibitor at the National Association of Personnel Service’s (NAPS) 53rd annual conference to be held in September. Registrations for the conference are being accepted now. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. On her Emmy nod for outstanding lead actress in a comedy program, Fey described the moment as exciting, and also "an appropriate time for me to announce to NBC that I will not be renewing my contract...... with my gym."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Tina Fey Source: CNN (blog)

  2. "Real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly," Bernanke said in testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee. "A recession is possible."
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source:

  3. Goodell said "even if you did not place bets, as you contend, your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL Player Contract and expose you to corrupting influences...... one of the...
    on Aug 25, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source:

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