- 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
Examples from the Web for contracting
As the New York Times writes, the risk of contracting Ebola in this country remains "vanishingly small."
But it is unfounded fear by an American public at minimal risk of contracting the illness that is confounding those efforts.
The military maintains that the risk of contracting the virus is minimal.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training|Tim Mak|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the overwhelming majority of people in this country, the likelihood of contracting it is fleetingly small.
What remains unclear is just how many women McFarland may have knowingly put in danger of contracting HIV.Alabama Church Says HIV-Positive Preacher Slept With Flock|Matthew Paul Turner|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a character it had been contracting during its sojourn in the body, a character of its own.The Life of the Waiting Soul|R. E. Sanderson
In contracting for $600,000 worth of machinery, the machinery people would take half of the amount in stock.The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South|Broadus Mitchell
Duane, with blurred sight and contracting throat, gripped his uncle's hand and bade him a wordless farewell.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
Let this be our daily work and exercise; for we are daily contracting new filth.Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life|John Brown (of Wamphray)
One or two copies were made of the contract and were kept by either or both of the contracting parties.Mesopotamian Archaeology|Percy S. P. Handcock
British Dictionary definitions for contracting
- (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
Derived Formscontractible, adjectivecontractibly, adverb
Word Origin for contract
Medicine definitions for contracting
Culture definitions for contracting
A legally binding agreement between two or more parties.