What does Contact mean?

Definitions for Contact
ˈkɒn tæktCon·tact

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Contact.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contact(noun)

    close interaction

    "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"

  2. contact, physical contact(noun)

    the act of touching physically

    "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"

  3. contact(noun)

    the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity

    "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

  4. contact, impinging, striking(noun)

    the physical coming together of two or more things

    "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

  5. contact, middleman(noun)

    a person who is in a position to give you special assistance

    "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"

  6. liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication(noun)

    a channel for communication between groups

    "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

  7. contact, tangency(noun)

    (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

    "they forget to solder the contacts"

  8. contact, touch(noun)

    a communicative interaction

    "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"

  9. contact, contact lens(verb)

    a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication

  10. reach, get through, get hold of, contact(verb)

    be in or establish communication with

    "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

  11. touch, adjoin, meet, contact(verb)

    be in direct physical contact with; make contact

    "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"

GCIDE

  1. Contact(n.)

    (Electricity) A metallic conducting component of an electrical device connected to a circuit within and so situated that it may form a conducting pathway to an external power source or device when contacted by another conductor; as, the contact on a standard light bulb has the shape of a screw for easy insertion into the socket.

  2. Contact(n.)

    A person who serves to commmunicate information to or from one group to another, whether formally or informally; as, a good Washington reporter has contacts in the White House.

  3. Origin: [L. contactus, fr. contingere, -tactum, to touch on all sides. See Contingent.]

Wiktionary

  1. contact(Noun)

    The act of touching physically.

  2. contact(Noun)

    The establishment of communication (with).

    I haven't been in contact with her for years.

  3. contact(Noun)

    A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.

    Touch the contact to ground and read the number again.

  4. contact(Noun)

    Someone with whom one is in communication.

    The salesperson had a whole binder full of contacts for potential clients.

  5. contact(Noun)

    A contact lens.

  6. contact(Noun)

    a device designed for repetitive connections.

  7. contact(Verb)

    To touch; to come into physical contact with.

    The side of the car contacted the pedestrian.

  8. contact(Verb)

    To establish communication with something or someone

    I am trying to contact my sister.

  9. Origin: From contactus, from contingere (to touch on all sides), from tangere (to touch). Used in English since the 17th Century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contact(noun)

    a close union or junction of bodies; a touching or meeting

  2. Contact(noun)

    the property of two curves, or surfaces, which meet, and at the point of meeting have a common direction

  3. Contact(noun)

    the plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock

  4. Origin: [L. contactus, fr. contingere, -tactum, to touch on all sides. See Contingent.]

Freebase

  1. Contact

    Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film adapted from the Carl Sagan novel of the same name and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Both Sagan and wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film adaptation of Contact. Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, and David Morse. Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan began working on the film in 1979. Together, they wrote a 100+ page film treatment and set up Contact at Warner Bros. with Peter Guber and Lynda Obst as producers. When the project to make the film became mired in development hell, Sagan published Contact as a novel in 1985 and the film adaptation was rejuvenated in 1989. Roland Joffé and George Miller had planned to direct it, but Joffé dropped out in 1993 and Warner Bros. fired Miller in 1995. Robert Zemeckis was eventually hired to direct, and filming for Contact lasted from September 1996 to February 1997. Sony Pictures Imageworks handled most of the visual effects sequences.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contact

    kon′takt, n. touching or close union: meeting: (math.) coincidence, as of two curves, in two or more successive points.—adj. Contact′ual, pertaining to contact.—Be in contact (with), to be touching anything; Make contact, to complete an electrical current. [L. conting-ĕre, contactum, to touch—con, wholly, tangĕre, to touch.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contact' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1725

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contact' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1519

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contact' in Nouns Frequency: #574

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contact' in Verbs Frequency: #363

How to pronounce Contact ?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Contact in sign language?

  1. contact

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Contact in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Contact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Contact in a Sentence

  1. Montel Vontavious Porter:

    No contract, no contact

  2. Tom Gentile:

    It is a full-contact team sport.

  3. Eric Tremblay:

    With a contact lens, it's easy to try it.

  4. Juan Mendez:

    But it's still no meaningful social contact.

  5. Unknown:

    No good plan survives contact with the enemy.

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for Contact

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  • ملامسه, إتصالArabic
  • свързвам се, допир, контактна леща, контакт, допирам се, докосвам, свързванеBulgarian
  • dotek, kontakt, čočka, kontaktovat, spojeníCzech
  • kontakte, forbindelse, kontaktDanish
  • kontaktieren, Kontakt, Verbindung, Berührung, Kontaktlinse, berührenGerman
  • επαφή, σύνδεσμος, επικοινωνίαGreek
  • kontaktiEsperanto
  • contactoSpanish
  • مخاطب, لمس, لمس کردن, تماس, تماس گرفتنPersian
  • kontakti, yhteys, kosketus, yhteyshenkilö, koskea, liitin, ottaa yhteyttä, yhteydenotto, piilolinssi, ottaa yhteysFinnish
  • connaissance, contact, contacter, lentille, toucherFrench
  • יצר קשרHebrew
  • संपर्कHindi
  • kontaktlencse, kapcsolattartó, kapcsolatHungarian
  • կապորդArmenian
  • kontakIndonesian
  • kontaktarIdo
  • hafa samband, samband, tengiliður, snertingIcelandic
  • contatto, contattareItalian
  • 連絡, 連絡する, 端子, 連絡先, 接続する, お問い合わせ, 接触, 接触する, コンタクト, 接点Japanese
  • په‌یوه‌ندKurdish
  • Kontakt, beréieren, kontaktéieren, KontaktlënsLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • contact, aanraken, contacterenDutch
  • kontakteNorwegian
  • szkło kontaktowe, kontakt, skontaktować (się), kontaktować (się)Polish
  • contacto, contato, tanger, contactar, [[entrar em]] [[contato]], tocar, lente de contato, contatarPortuguese
  • legătură, contact, contacta, atingereRomanian
  • связываться, связь, связаться, связной, контакт, контактироватьRussian
  • höra av sig, kontakt, kontaktaSwedish
  • தொடர்பு, தொடல்Tamil
  • ముట్టుకొను, తాకు, అంటుకొను, సంపర్కించుTelugu
  • kontagalentül, kontagVolapük

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