contractor

noun con·trac·tor \ sense 1 is usually ˈkän-ˌtrak-tər , sense 2 is usually kən-ˈtrak- \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

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

  1. They hired a contractor to remodel the kitchen.

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First Known Use of contractor

1548

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CONTRACTOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of contractor for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

contractor

noun con·trac·tor \ ˈkän-ˌtrak-tər , kən-ˈ \

medical Definition of contractor

: something (as a muscle) that contracts or shortens

Law Dictionary

contractor

noun con·trac·tor \ ˈkän-ˌtrak-tər, kən-ˈtrak- \

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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