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. Bernie Sanders:

    We're doing just fine. My debate prep today is to stand with workers who are trying to get a living wage from a contractor with the United States government, that's the kind of debate prep that inspires me.

  2. Vice President Pence:

    He cautioned that the space agency needed to transform into a more efficientorganization, or else it would be replaced by private industry. Were not committed to one contractor. If our current contractors cant meet this objective, then well find ones that will. If American industry can provide critical commercial services without government development then well buy them. And if commercial rockets are the only way to get American astronauts to the moon in the next five years, then commercial rockets it will be.

  3. David Morehouse:

    There were thousands of warfighters who needed this training, hagmann was a former Army doctor, a former medical professor and he was attractive to commanders looking for a qualified contractor.

  4. Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan:

    Read MoreAttempts could terminate those contracts if Read MoreAttempts want to, but Read MoreAttempts's going to be a very lengthy, messy process, we're going to have to go into settlement agreements with each individual contractor.

  5. Daniel Corcos:

    Tainya Clarke can have a physically active job, but certainly, if one is out as a contractor, aspects of being a fireman or firewoman, such jobs have physical aspects to them in a way that sitting in a job do not, but there are virtually no jobs out that require the heart to be elevated continuously at more than 100 beats per minute and also strengthen the muscles in a way they do in leisure-time physical activity that includes both aerobic and resistance activity.

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