Origin of contracted
- a commitment by the declarer and his or her partner to take six tricks plus the number specified by the final bid made.
- the final bid itself.
- the number of tricks so specified, plus six.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contract
Synonyms for contract
Antonyms for contract
Related Words for contracteddecline, consume, reduce, decrease, narrow, shrink, weaken, buy, owe, negotiate, settle, undertake, agree, develop, acquire, obtain, incur, abbreviate, ebb, wane
Examples from the Web for contracted
Contemporary Examples of contracted
He contracted pneumonia, but he recovered and returned to demonstrating.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
Despite intimate, long flights with Ebola patients, many of whom are very sick, no one at Phoenix has contracted the disease.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.
November 22, 2014
Craig Spencer, the New York doctor who contracted Ebola in Guinea, was declared “cured” of the virus last week.
Yet none of his family members, one of whom was sleeping in the same bed as him, contracted the disease.
A turning point came some 25 years ago, when her close friend Carol contracted ovarian cancer.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
Historical Examples of contracted
A great debt has been contracted in securing to us and our posterity the Union.
He was dying of inflammation of the liver, contracted in Senegal.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Also, a premium can be contracted for, in the way of free association, for skilled labour.Freeland
He also contracted to supply the commissariat, which he did with advantage to the army and profit to himself.Self-Help
(You are now making deliveries to your trade as contracted).About sugar buying for Jobbers
B. W. Dyer
- (in the bidding sequence before play) the highest bid, which determines trumps and the number of tricks one side must try to make
- the number and suit of these tricks
- a criminal agreement to kill a particular person in return for an agreed sum of money
- (as modifier)a contract killing
Word Origin for contract
c.1600, "agreed upon," also "shrunken, shortened," past participle adjective from contract (v.).
early 14c., from Old French contract (Modern French contrat), from Latin contractus "a contract, agreement," from past participle of contrahere "to draw together," metaphorically, "to make a bargain," from com- "together" (see com-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). U.S. underworld sense of "arrangement to kill someone" first recorded 1940.
A legally binding agreement between two or more parties.