Definition of Contractor

1. Noun. Someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things.

Generic synonyms: Builder, Constructor
Specialized synonyms: Defense Contractor, Hauler, Haulier, Ship-breaker, Subcontractor
Derivative terms: Contract

2. Noun. The bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps.
Exact synonyms: Declarer
Generic synonyms: Bridge Player, Hand
Derivative terms: Declare

3. Noun. (law) a party to a contract.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Builder, Constructor
Generic synonyms: Party

4. Noun. A bodily organ that contracts.
Exact synonyms: Contractile Organ
Specialized synonyms: Muscle, Musculus
Generic synonyms: Organ
Derivative terms: Contract

Definition of Contractor

1. n. One who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do anything for another; specifically, one who contracts to perform work on a rather large scale, at a certain price or rate, as in building houses or making a railroad.

Definition of Contractor

1. Noun. A person who executes the building or improving of buildings. ¹

2. Noun. A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects. ¹

3. Noun. A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc. ¹

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Definition of Contractor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contractor

contractile stricture
contractile vacuole
contraction band
contraction band necrosis
contraction stress test
contractor (current term)
contractor combatant
contractual obligation
contractual psychiatry
contractual psychotherapy
contractual right

Literary usage of Contractor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Railways: Embracing Corporations, Eminent Domain, Contracts by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1869)
"Company not ordinarily liable for the act of the contractor or his ... But if the contractor is employed to do the very act, company is liable. 3. ..."

2. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"Where the employe of an independent contractor was, under contract of a tenant, cleaning the windows of a building flush on the street, and having no safety ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1907)
"The contractor shall equip his work with such forces and appliances as the engineer shall direct. In case he does not, the company holds the right to employ ..."

4. Annual Report (1912)
"In case the contractor refuses to give a permit to open the pavement, ... Our contracts provide that the contractor shall repair the pavements for a stated ..."

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