Results for contract

Definitions of contract:

part of speech: verb transitive

To draw together: to lessen: to shorten: to acquire: to incur: to bargain for: to betroth.

part of speech: verb

To draw closer together; to draw into a less compass or bulk; to abridge; to wrinkle, as the brow; to betroth; to acquire, as a habit; to incur, as a debt; to bring on, as a disease; to bargain; to shrink or become shorter.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To shrink: to become less.

part of speech: noun

An agreement on fixed terms: a bond: a betrothment: the writing containing an agreement.

part of speech: verb transitive

To draw closer together; shorten; condense; wrinkle; to become affected with; acquire; to establish by formal agreement; betroth.

part of speech: noun

An agreement; a mutual promise; a bargain; the writing which contains the terms and conditions of the agreement between two or more persons; an act of betrothment.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To shrink; bargain or agree to do something; make a promise of marriage.

part of speech: noun

A written agreement.

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