Meaning of CONTACT in English


[con.tact] n [F or L; F, fr. L contactus, fr. contingere to have contact with--more at contingent] (1626) 1 a: union or junction of surfaces b: the apparent touching or mutual tangency of the limbs of two celestial bodies or of the disk of one body with the shadow of another during an eclipse, transit, or occultation c (1): the junction of two electrical conductors through which a current passes (2): a special part made for such a junction

2. a: association, relationship b: connection, communication c: an establishing of communication with someone or an observing or receiving of a significant signal from a person or object "radar ~ with Mars"

3: a person serving as a go-between, messenger, connection, or source of special information "business ~s"

4: contact lens

[2]con.tact vi (1834): to make contact ~ vt 1: to bring into contact

2. a: to enter or be in contact with: join b: to get in communication with "~ your local dealer" usage The use of contact as a verb, esp. in sense 2b, is accepted as standard by almost all commentators except those who write college handbooks. [3]con.tact adj (1859): maintaining, involving, or activated or caused by contact "~ poisons" "~ sports"

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