verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- consumption weed,
- cont. rem.,
- contact allergy,
- contact binary,
- contact cement,
- contact centre,
- contact cheilitis
Origin of contact
Examples from the Web for 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’|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
“Keeping in contact with those people, and mechanically getting them to the trial, those are the hard parts,” Risner said.
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’|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I will now jot hastily down the points of contact between one of these monasteries described by Philo and a Buddhist monastery.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity|Arthur Lillie
The case has been different with the movements induced by contact with Christian forms of belief.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
Varnish, when at a certain temperature, is susceptible of contraction when any colder body is brought in contact with it.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting|Mayton Clarence Hillick
For, in truth, she was unaware; lost to everything but the joy of contact with her son.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
But he did not condemn them; he simply felt he could not live in contact with them.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
- 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.