verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contact
Related Words for contactedreach, visit, telephone, phone, call, connect, approach, talk, network, get, relate, interact, buzz, interface
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Contemporary Examples of contacted
“I heard Jeffrey was interested in supporting science and I contacted him,” Krauss said.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
“Basically, I was contacted and asked if an appeal could be opened on my behalf,” she told me from her home in Providence.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
In a 2008 interview, Obama left unclear whether he, then a state senator, contacted Rezko or Rezko contacted him about Whitaker.Obama’s Golf Buddy May Be a ‘Hostile Witness’ in Chicago Corruption Case
December 3, 2014
“There has been no day since this started that I have not been contacted by [Cosby accusers],” Allred said.Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’
December 3, 2014
He contacted police after receiving six text messages from Miss Manners during the five months to April.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of contacted
He contacted Morey and told him that the radio would be cut off for a short while.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
Then, of course, he could be contacted to sell Omfray out to Angus.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
He disconnected one of the room's tube-lights and contacted with the cathode.Wandl the Invader
Raymond King Cummings
He'd probably be apologizing for weeks to everyone he contacted.Final Weapon
Everett B. Cole
He contacted the Operations people in the bunker over the radio net.Next Door, Next World
Robert Donald Locke
- 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.