Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drawn together or into a smaller or narrower compass; shrunk.
- Narrow; mean; selfish: as, a man of a contracted soul or mind.
- Narrow or restricted in means or opportunities; restricted, as by poverty; scanty; needy.
- Arranged for or disposed of by contract; specifically, betrothed.
- In gram, and phonetics, shortened by combination or by omission of letters or sounds. See contract, v. t., 3, and contraction, 3.
- adj. not comparable Arranged by contract; established by agreement.
- adj. Made smaller by contraction.
- adj. Incurred; acquired.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of contract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow.
- adj. Narrow; illiberal; selfish.
- adj. Bargained for; betrothed.
- adj. reduced in size or pulled together
“By the term contracted foot, otherwise known as hoof-bound, is indicated a condition in which the foot, more especially the posterior half of it, is, or becomes, narrower from side to side than is normal.”
“Chatelain tells us that in Lower Brittany he is called St. De, (contracted from the Latin word Aideus, or”
“Still of the belief there would be no recovery until 2011 or 2012, the aviation supply chain contracted to the point that Boeing's planned production increases don't take direct effect for another year or two.”
“Gross margin contracted 70 basis points due mainly to higher commodity costs”
“It contends that his policy made it clear that transplants were covered only at certain contracted hospitals, and that he was not sick enough to qualify for an exception.”
“During the latest year ended Sept. 30, Westpac's net interest margin contracted 11 basis points on year to 2.22%, partly reflecting higher wholesale and retail deposit funding costs.”
“While the economies of U.S., Europe and Latin American contracted in 2009, Africa's grew.”
“The administration will also hire 18 liaisons and two supervisors to work with caseworkers in contracted social service organizations to help streamline the process.”
“Mr. Schroeder expects Patriot to meet its contractual obligations through output from its other mines, with the closure of Harris affecting its sales into the spot market, where steelmakers go for immediate supplies beyond their longer-term contracted amounts.”
“He and his staff chose a nickname that contracted mohawk and the Spanish word for feces.”
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