verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contact
Examples from the Web for contacting
Contemporary Examples of contacting
Surveys were assessed for outliers and inconsistencies and messy data was reconciled by contacting individual schools.The Daily Beast's Top High Schools 2014: Methodology
August 27, 2014
Syrian activists successfully got lawyers in New York to handle their asylum cases after contacting them through the site.New Web Platform Crowdsources Human Rights
July 10, 2014
The student did not respond to my request to tell me who else he was contacting.How Liberty University Creates Creationists
Karl W. Giberson
March 2, 2014
My response to poisonous emails is a terse “thank you for contacting me” and nothing more.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles
February 14, 2014
Garden State voters from all walks of life are contacting their elected representatives in overwhelming numbers.Former GOP State Chairman: New Jersey and Gay Marriage Belong Together
October 11, 2013
Historical Examples of contacting
Possibly you will think it strange that I should have difficulty in contacting my own close relative."And That's How It Was, Officer"
During my stay in India I was taking every opportunity of contacting direct disciples and relatives of the Yogavatar.Autobiography of a YOGI
I think she may have been in Japan a month prior to contacting me, a month, a little less probably.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They discussed their chances of contacting Space Academy with the communications set they had left hidden in the storeroom.The Space Pioneers
Mr. First was silent for a moment, and Sethos realized he was contacting someone.The Genius
- 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.