contact

[[t]kɒ̱ntækt[/t]]
♦♦
contacts, contacting, contacted
1) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl, oft N with/between n Contact involves meeting or communicating with someone, especially regularly.

Opposition leaders are denying any contact with the government in Kabul...

He forbade contacts between directors and executives outside his presence.

2) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, oft PHR with n If you are in contact with someone, you regularly meet them or communicate with them.

He was in direct contact with the kidnappers...

We do keep in contact.

Syn:
in touch
3) VERB If you contact someone, you telephone them, write to them, or go to see them in order to tell or ask them something.

[V n] Contact the Tourist Information Bureau for further details...

[V n] When she first contacted me Frances was upset.

Syn:
get in touch with
4) N-UNCOUNT: into N with n If you come into contact with someone or something, you meet that person or thing in the course of your work or other activities.

Doctors I came into contact with voiced their concern...

The college has brought me into contact with western ideas.

5) PHR-RECIP: V inflects, PHR with n, pl-n V If you make contact with someone, you find out where they are and talk or write to them.

How did you make contact with the terrorists?

6) PHR-RECIP: V inflects, PHR with n, pl-n V If you lose contact with someone who you have been friendly with, you no longer see them, speak to them, or write to them.

Though they all live nearby, I lost contact with them really quickly...

Mother and son lost contact when Nicholas was in his early twenties.

Syn:
lose touch
7) N-UNCOUNT: oft in/into N with n When people or things are in contact, they are touching each other.

They compared how these organisms behaved when left in contact with different materials...

The cry occurs when air is brought into contact with the baby's larynx...

There was no physical contact, nor did I want any...

This shows where the foot and shoe are in contact.

8) N-UNCOUNT Radio contact is communication by means of radio.

He failed to make radio contact.

...a technical problem reported by the pilot moments before he lost contact with the control tower.

9) N-COUNT A contact is someone you know in an organization or profession who helps you or gives you information.

Their contact in the United States Embassy was called Phil.

10) to make eye contactsee eye

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • contact — [ kɔ̃takt ] n. m. • 1586; didact. av. XIXe; lat. contactus, rac. tangere « toucher » → tact 1 ♦ Position, état relatif de corps qui se touchent. Contact fugitif, prolongé. Certaines maladies se communiquent par contact direct. ⇒ contagieux.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Contact FM — Contact (radio) Création 1982 Propriétaire Contact Groupe Slogan « Enjoy Your Life ! » Langue Français Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • contact — con‧tact [ˈkɒntækt ǁ ˈkɑːn ] noun [countable] a person you know who may be able to help or advise you, especially because of the work they do: • He has a lot of contacts in the media. • There are some excellent opportunities around, if you ask… …   Financial and business terms

  • contact — CONTÁCT, contacte, s.n. 1. Atingere directă, nemijlocită între două corpuri, două forţe, două energii etc. ♢ expr. În contact cu... = în nemijlocită apropiere de..., în legătură strânsă cu... ♦ (concr.) Piesă care serveşte la stabilirea unui… …   Dicționar Român

  • Contact — (englisch für Kontakt) steht für: Contact!, Album der italienischen Band Eiffel 65 Contact (Band), österreichisches Popduo Contact (Computerspiel), Videospiel für Nintendo DS Contact (Legespiel), Kinderspiel von Ken Garland Contact (Roman), Roman …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Contact FM — City of license Hamilton Broadcast area Hamilton Worldwide (Internet) Frequency 88.1 MHz First air date 1976 Format Student radio …   Wikipedia

  • contact — n Contact, touch mean the state or fact of coming into direct connection or close association with someone or something. Contact implies the mutual relation between two bodies that impinge upon each other {the tangent at its point of contact with …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contact — [kän′takt΄; ] for v. [, ] occas. [ kən takt′] n. [L contactus, pp. of contingere, to touch, seize < com , together + tangere, to touch: see TACT] 1. the act or state of touching or meeting [two surfaces in contact] 2. the state or fact of… …   English World dictionary

  • Contact 94 — was a radio station that broadcast from France to the Channel Islands between 1988 and 1991.[1] See also Channel 103 BBC Radio Jersey Island FM BBC Radio Guernsey References ^ Contact 94 Reunion September 2008, Paul Easton Flickr Page …   Wikipedia

  • Contact — Con tact (k[o^]n t[a^]kt), n. [L. contactus, fr. contingere, tactum, to touch on all sides. See {Contingent}.] 1. A close union or junction of bodies; a touching or meeting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The property of two curves, or surfaces, which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contact — (n.) 1620s, action of touching, from L. contactus a touching, from pp. of contingere to touch, seize, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + tangere to touch (see TANGENT (Cf. tangent)). Figurative sense of connection, communication …   Etymology dictionary

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