verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contact
Related Words for contactsinfluence, unity, connection, touch, meeting, association, relation, reach, visit, telephone, phone, call, connect, approach, talk, commerce, acquaintance, junction, network, intercourse
Examples from the Web for contacts
Contemporary Examples of contacts
There is no doubt Shadman used his contacts to start a very lucrative business providing services to Special Forces units.Special Forces’ $77M ‘Hustler’ Hits Back
December 8, 2014
Contacts in the Kurdish intelligence service and Peshmerga leadership confirmed what we saw.Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?
September 2, 2014
The Taliban contacts who provided the letters say they did reach Bergdahl in captivity.Exclusive: Bergdahl Explains in Prison Letters Why He Vanished
June 12, 2014
His contacts in the Pentagon had assured them that Bowe's safety was an absolute priority.
Bergdahl dialed out, leaned into the desk, and spoke to his contacts in code names and a clipped military shorthand.
Historical Examples of contacts
Whatever is the whole number of things, the contacts will be always one less.
And if to the two a third be added in due order, the number of terms will be three, and the contacts two?
If a "cutout" is on the board, keep its contacts smooth and clean.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
They had to be nurtured and upheld, no matter how the contacts of life hit his own skin.The Prisoner
Stay hidden at least three days before you try to make any contacts.The K-Factor
Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
- 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.