Meaning of 'contact'

Find the meaning of the word ‘contact’

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Meaning of ‘contact’

11 definitions found.



close interaction

Example: "They kept in daily contact."


the act of touching physically

Example: "Their fingers came in contact with the light switch."

Synonyms: physical contact


a junction where things, as two electrical conductors, touch or are in physical contact

Example: "They forget to solder the contacts."

Synonyms: tangency


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

Example: "I need to buy new contacts."

Synonyms: contact lens


a channel for communication between groups

Example: "We should establish a contact."

Synonyms: link liaison inter-group communication


a communicative interaction

Example: "The pilot made contact with the base."

Synonyms: touch


the physical coming together of two or more things

Example: "Contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull."

Synonyms: striking impinging


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

Example: "They used their business contacts to get an introduction to the governor."

Synonyms: middleman


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

Example: "Litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid."


to be in or establish communication with

Example: "I am in contact with the President."

Synonyms: reach get through get hold of


to be in direct physical contact with

Example: "I contacted my lover's hair."

Synonyms: meet touch adjoin

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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