Meaning of CONTACT in English

I. noun


the state of being in or coming into close association or connection

shuddered at the contact of his icy hand

Synonyms: contingence, touch

Related Word: closeness, contiguity, nearness, propinquity, proximity; impingement, taction, touching; association, connection, relation; oneness, union, unity

Contrasted words: breach, break, rift, rupture, split; insularity, isolation, seclusion, segregation, separation; distance, farness, remoteness


a situation permitting exchange of ideas and opinions

tried for several days to get in contact with her brother

Synonyms: commerce, communication, communion, intercommunication, intercourse

Related Word: association, companionship, fellowship; oneness, union, unity; accord, concord, harmony, rapport; empathy, sympathy, understanding

II. verb

Synonyms: reach 4, get

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