American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that agrees to furnish materials or perform services at a specified price, especially for construction work.
- n. Something, especially a muscle, that contracts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who contracts; one of the parties to a contract, bargain, or agreement; one who covenants with another to do or to refrain from doing a particular thing.
- n. Specifically One who contracts or covenants, either with a government or other public body or with private parties, to furnish supplies, or to construct works or erect buildings, or to perform any work or service, at a certain price or rate: as, a paving-contractor; a labor-contractor.
- n. A muscle which contracts or lessens the size of a part; a constrictor.
- n. A person who executes the building or improving of buildings.
- n. A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects.
- n. A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do anything for another; specifically, one who contracts to perform work on a rather large scale, at a certain price or rate, as in building houses or making a railroad.
- n. someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
- n. a bodily organ that contracts
- n. (law) a party to a contract
- n. the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
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“Much luck with the house -- I hope that your contractor is a good (easy to work with) one!”
“So, the first present I plan to give to my contractor is a Makita electric jackhammer and a portable generator for it.”
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“No contractor is going to pay between $25 and $35 Dollars an hour for loafing.”
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