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

Wiktionary

  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.

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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Van Beurden:

    The contract that we have with Fos, the maritime contractor that we have there, the lease that they have in terminal 5 we think they are legally valid and indeed have tested it and are ready to move ahead with putting the Polar Pioneer (rig) there, loading it out so it is ready for its journey to Alaska, we have not seen, apart from the protests, any legal obstacles for us to do that.

  2. Eric Schmitt:

    We’re leading the nation in fighting back against this absurd federal overreach, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, workers who are employed by a federal contractor make up one-fifth of the entire labor market. If the federal government attempts to unconstitutionally exert its will and force federal contractors to mandate vaccinations, the workforce and businesses could be decimated, further exacerbating the supply chain and workforce crises.

  3. Hank Johnson:

    It seems like this is a renegade contractor visiting abuse on military personnel and live animals, it’s mind-boggling. It’s like a diabolical mad scientist at work in a horror movie.

  4. Alfred Moreno:

    The contract included design, engineering and construction, in other words, all the responsibility and risk lies with the contractor.

  5. Jim Donelon:

    If it is an unreasonable increase in the insured value of your property, make an appeal to your company and get a contractor to give you an estimate of what your property in your area would cost to rebuild.

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