Definitions for contact

Definitions for (noun) contact

Main entry: contact

Definition: close interaction

Usage: they kept in daily contact; they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings

Main entry: physical contact, contact

Definition: the act of touching physically

Usage: her fingers came in contact with the light switch

Main entry: contact, tangency

Definition: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

Usage: they forget to solder the contacts

Main entry: contact, contact lens

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

Main entry: liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication

Definition: a channel for communication between groups

Usage: he provided a liaison with the guerrillas

Main entry: contact, touch

Definition: a communicative interaction

Usage: the pilot made contact with the base; he got in touch with his colleagues

Main entry: impinging, striking, contact

Definition: the physical coming together of two or more things

Usage: contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull

Main entry: middleman, contact

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

Usage: he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor

Main entry: contact

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

Usage: litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid

Definitions for (verb) contact

Main entry: reach, contact, get hold of, get through

Definition: be in or establish communication with

Usage: Our advertisements reach millions; He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia

Main entry: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point

Visual thesaurus for contact