CONTRACTED MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Contracted Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Bargained for; betrothed; as, a contracted peace.
  2. (a.) Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun.
  3. (imp. & p. p.) of Contract
  4. (a.) Narrow; illiberal; selfish; as, a contracted mind; contracted views.


• Contract Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To be drawn together so as to be diminished in size or extent; to shrink; to be reduced in compass or in duration; as, iron contracts in cooling; a rope contracts when wet.
  2. (n.) To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.
  3. (n.) To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.
  4. (a.) Contracted; affianced; betrothed.
  5. (a.) Contracted; as, a contract verb.
  6. (n.) To draw together or nearer; to reduce to a less compass; to shorten, narrow, or lessen; as, to contract ones sphere of action.
  7. (v. i.) To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.
  8. (n.) To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.
  9. (n.) The agreement of two or more persons, upon a sufficient consideration or cause, to do, or to abstain from doing, some act; an agreement in which a party undertakes to do, or not to do, a particular thing; a formal bargain; a compact; an interchange of legal rights.
  10. (n.) To bring on; to incur; to acquire; as, to contract a habit; to contract a debt; to contract a disease.
  11. (n.) To betroth; to affiance.
  12. (n.) The act of formally betrothing a man and woman.
  13. (n.) A formal writing which contains the agreement of parties, with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof of the obligation.


Synonyms:
Abbreviate, Abridge, Compact, Compress, Concentrate, Condense, Constrict, Cut, Declaration, Fee, Foreshorten, Get, Narrow, Press, Reduce, Shorten, Shrink, Sign, Squeeze, Take, Undertake,

• Contractedness Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The state of being contracted; narrowness; meanness; selfishness.


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