contract

Part of speech: verb

To draw together; narrow; limit; shorten; condense.

Part of speech: verb

To take; become affected with, as a disease.

Part of speech: verb

To arrange by contract.

Part of speech: verb

To shrink.

Part of speech: verb

To make a contract.

Part of speech: noun

A formal agreement, or the writing containing it.

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Usage examples "contract":

  1. My contract was ended, my work was done. - "In Search of a Son", William Shepard Walsh.
  2. I never go back on a contract. - "From the Housetops", George Barr McCutcheon.
  3. In the marriage contract a clause was inserted to the effect that should Anne survive Charles, without children, she could only remarry with his successor. - "The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria", Eleanor E. Tremayne.