Meaning of CONTACT in English

n. Function: noun

1 the state of being in or coming into close association or connection FF1C; shuddered at the contact of his icy hand FF1E;

Synonyms: contingence, touch

Related Words: 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

2 a situation permitting exchange of ideas and opinions FF1C; tried for several days to get in contact with her brother FF1E;

Synonyms: commerce, communication, communion, intercommunication, intercourse

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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.