verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contact
Related Words for contactinfluence, unity, connection, touch, meeting, association, relation, reach, visit, telephone, phone, call, connect, approach, talk, commerce, acquaintance, junction, network, intercourse
Examples from the Web for contact
Contemporary Examples of contact
The spokesman also said that Ambassador King “did not view the movie and did not have any contact directly with Sony.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’
December 19, 2014
In fact, he was in contact with Lansky prior to converging from the hillside onto the streets of Havana.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?
John L. Smith
December 18, 2014
“Keeping in contact with those people, and mechanically getting them to the trial, those are the hard parts,” Risner said.Drug Smuggler Sues U.S. Over Dog Bite
December 10, 2014
She had been my point of contact as I was trying to get up there.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan
December 10, 2014
She said that she came in contact with Cosby while working at the Las Vegas Hilton.Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of contact
Every one we came in contact with, both high and low, treated us most kindly.Explorations in Australia
For all that his contact with him came to, he might as well be dead!Weighed and Wanting
The contact of her brave lips drove a magnetic flow of confidence into the man.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Thus holiday-makers of the two nations do not come in contact.
Our second visit brought us into contact with the bourgeois element.
- a junction of two or more electrical conductors
- the part of the conductors that makes the junction
- the part of an electrical device to which such connections are made
verb (ˈkɒntækt, kənˈtækt)
Word Origin for contact
Figurative sense of "connection, communication" is from 1818. As a signal to the person about to spin an aircraft propeller that the ignition is switched on, the word was in use by 1913. Contact lens is first recorded 1888; short form contact is from 1961.
1834, "put in contact," from contact (n.). Meaning "get in touch with" is 1927, American English. Related: Contacted; contacting.
- A connection between two conductors that allows an electric current to flow.
- A part or device that makes or breaks a connection in an electrical circuit.