What does contraption mean?

Definitions for contraptionkənˈtræp ʃən

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget(noun)

    a device or control that is very useful for a particular job


  1. contraption(Noun)

    A machine that is complicated and precarious.

  2. contraption(Noun)

    Any object referred to with irony, derision, or contempt.

  3. Origin: Originally a Western US English dialectical word. origin. Perhaps from contrive + trap + -tion


  1. Contraption

    Contraption is an American game show and one of the original programs on the Disney Channel, which ran from April 18, 1983 to January 9, 1988 and again from March 8 to October 25, 1989. The show was hosted by actor/comedian Ralph Harris and announced by Miranda Fredricks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contraption

    kon-trap′shun, n. (U.S.) a contrivance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contraption in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contraption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for contraption

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  • artilugioSpanish
  • vekotin, hilavitkutin, rakkine, vehje, härveli, vempainFinnish
  • geringonça, engenhocaPortuguese
  • invenţieRomanian
  • устройство, ерундовина, штуковина, хреновина, ерунда, штучка, приспособление, фигняRussian

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