What does Contractor mean?

Definitions for Contractor
ˈkɒn træk tər, kənˈtræk tərcon·trac·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contractornoun

    someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things

  2. contractor, declarernoun

    the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps

  3. contractornoun

    (law) a party to a contract

  4. contractile organ, contractornoun

    a bodily organ that contracts


  1. contractornoun

    A person who executes the building or improving of buildings.

  2. contractornoun

    A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects.

  3. contractornoun

    A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Contractornoun

    One of the parties to a contract or bargain.

    Etymology: from contract.

    Let the measure of your affirmation or denial be the understanding of your contractor; for he that deceives the buyer or the seller by speaking what is true, in a sense not understood by the other, is a thief. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of Living Holy.

    All matches, friendships, and societies are dangerous and inconvenient, where the contractors are not equals. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. contractor

    A contractor is an individual or organization that is contracted to perform specific tasks or provide certain services for a client within a specific timeframe. This can include a wide range of services, from construction and home improvement projects to informational technology services. Contractors operate independently, and they are not considered employees of the hiring company. They often have specialized skills or expertise in their field.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contractornoun

    one who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do anything for another; specifically, one who contracts to perform work on a rather large scale, at a certain price or rate, as in building houses or making a railroad

  2. Etymology: [L.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Contractor is ranked #40371 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Contractor surname appeared 542 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Contractor.

    88% or 477 total occurrences were Asian.
    6.8% or 37 total occurrences were White.
    3.8% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contractor' in Nouns Frequency: #2199

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Contractor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Contractor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Contractor in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Smith:

    At first I thought maybe a bookcase fell over or something, but it was so loud and it went on for so long that I knew someone had hit the house, Jennifer Smith told the news station, adding that Jennifer Smith attempted to apologize before he was taken away by authorities. The incident left a large hole in the side of the side of the house, which was boarded up by Jennifer Smith’s neighbor, who is also a contractor. Still, additional repairs are needed. It is very frustrating because now my homeowners insurance policy is going to go through the roof.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will, now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible.

  3. Mark Spellman:

    Raytheon Co has been our number one holding in the defense sector, because they have more international sales, upwards of 40 percent of what they do now is non-US business. And that's the highest percentage of any defense contractor.

  4. Mark Spellman:

    Upwards of 40 percent of what they do now is non-US business. And that's the highest percentage of any defense contractor.

  5. Pennsylvania Turnpike Chairman Sean Logan:

    On behalf of my fellow Turnpike commissioners and everybody in the PA Turnpike family, we are all deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased victims, the turnpike employee and the contractor. We cannot imagine what the families must be feeling right now. Certainly, today will be a day that none of us will soon forget.

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