Definitions English

  • A coming together or touching, as of objects or surfaces.
  • The state or condition of touching or of immediate proximity: Litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid.
  • Connection or interaction; communication: still in contact with my former employer.
  • Visual observation: The pilot made contact with the ship.
  • Association; relationship: came into contact with new ideas at college.
  • A person who might be of use; a connection: The reporter met with her contact at the mayor's office.
  • A connection between two conductors that permits a flow of current or heat.
  • A part or device that makes or breaks such a connection.
  • Medicine A person recently exposed to a contagious disease, usually through close association with an infected individual.
  • A contact lens.
  • To bring or put in contact.
  • To get in touch with; communicate with: "This past January I was contacted by a lawyer who said he needed my help” ( Elizabeth Loftus).
  • To be in or come into contact.
  • Of, sustaining, or making contact.
  • Caused or transmitted by touching: a contact skin rash.