contractor

noun
con·​trac·​tor | \ sense 1 is usually ˈkän-ˌtrak-tər How to pronounce contractor (audio) , sense 2 is usually kən-ˈtrak- How to pronounce contractor (audio) \

Definition of contractor

1 : one that contracts or is party to a contract: such as
a : one that contracts to perform work or provide supplies
b : one that contracts to erect buildings
2 : something (such as a muscle) that contracts or shortens

Examples of contractor in a Sentence

They hired a contractor to remodel the kitchen.
Recent Examples on the Web The cemetery, which opened in 1909, is owned by the city and managed by a contractor, WDIV reported. NBC News, 8 June 2021 On May 7, he had been tested for Covid-19, with 10 other workers employed by the same contractor. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz, 1 June 2021 The wing panels provide extra lift during takeoff and landing, and ones made by a Boeing contractor had failed a quality test. Arkansas Online, 28 May 2021 The wing panels provide extra lift during takeoff and landing, and ones made by a Boeing contractor had failed a quality test. David Koenig, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 Collins also denied prior knowledge of an alleged scheme by a defense contractor to illegally funnel money to support her 2020 reelection campaign, as reported by Axios. Quinn Scanlan, ABC News, 23 May 2021 Mini split air conditioners, like this one, need to be installed by a professional Samsung HVAC contractor in your area. Bridget Degnan, Southern Living, 11 May 2021 Here in Southern California, a natural gas leak in Downey prompted a small evacuation Thursday after a SoCalGas pipeline was cut by a contractor in a residential area. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021 The bee hive at Parker/Canyon roads has been gathered by a beekeeper contractor and taken to a farm to live happily ever after. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of contractor

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of contractor was in 1548

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13 Jun 2021

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“Contractor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contractor. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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contractor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of contractor

: a person who is hired to perform work or to provide goods at a certain price or within a certain time

contractor

noun
con·​trac·​tor | \ ˈkän-ˌtrak-tər How to pronounce contractor (audio) , kən-ˈ How to pronounce contractor (audio) \

Medical Definition of contractor

: something (as a muscle) that contracts or shortens

contractor

noun
con·​trac·​tor | \ ˈkän-ˌtrak-tər, kən-ˈtrak- How to pronounce contractor (audio) \

Legal Definition of contractor

: one that contracts: as
a : one that contracts to perform work or provide supplies
b : one that contracts to erect buildings

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