Definition of Contort

1. Verb. Twist and press out of shape.

Exact synonyms: Deform, Distort, Wring
Specialized synonyms: Morph
Generic synonyms: Distort, Twine, Twist
Related verbs: Wrench, Wring, Wring
Derivative terms: Contortion, Contortion, Deformation, Deformation, Distortion



Definition of Contort

1. v. t. To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest.

Definition of Contort

1. Verb. (transitive) To twist in a violent manner; as, features contorted with fury. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To twist into or as if into a strained shape or expression. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contort

1. to twist out of shape [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Contort Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Contort Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Contort

continuousness
continuum
continuum hypothesis
continuumlike
continuums
contline
contlines
conto
contoid
contoids
contone
contorno
contornos
contorsion
contorsional
contort (current term)
contorted
contortedly
contortedness
contorting
contortion
contortionate
contortionism
contortionist
contortionistic
contortionists
contortions
contortive
contorts
contortuplicate

Literary usage of Contort

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

1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"A writer in the Spectator tells us of a country rector in Ireland who was liable to contort and tangle his words in strange fashion. ..."

2. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"(L. contort«».) Applied to the parts of a single whorl placed in a circle, each exhibiting a torsion of its axis. (Stor- month. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Contort

Search for Contort on Dictionary.com!Search for Contort on Thesaurus.com!Search for Contort on Google!Search for Contort on Wikipedia!

Search