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English words starting with contr

Contra

kɒn.trə-

Meanings of Contra:

prefix

Against; opposite.

Usage examples:

Contraception
noun

A member of a guerrilla force in nicaragua which opposed the left-wing sandinista government 1979–90, and was supported by the us for much of that time.

Usage examples:

But the sandinistas, not the contras, now threatened armed resistance to the new democratic governm…

Contrabassoon

ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn

Meanings of Contrabassoon:

noun

Another term for double bassoon.

Contraceptive

ˌkɒn.trəˈsep.tɪv

Meanings of Contraceptive:

adjective

(of a method or device) serving to prevent pregnancy.

Usage examples:

The contraceptive pill
noun

A device or drug serving to prevent pregnancy.

Usage examples:

We'd been making love without contraceptives for months

Meanings of Contraceptives:

noun

A device or drug serving to prevent pregnancy.

Usage examples:

We'd been making love without contraceptives for months
adjective

(of a method or device) serving to prevent pregnancy.

Usage examples:

The contraceptive pill

Contract

ˈkɒn.trækt

Meanings of Contract:

noun

A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.

Usage examples:

He has just signed a contract keeping him with the club
verb

Decrease in size, number, or range.

Usage examples:

Glass contracts as it cools

Meanings of Contract-out:

phrasal verb

Assign a job to someone outside one's own business

Contracted

kənˈtrækt

Meanings of Contracted:

verb

Decrease in size, number, or range.

Usage examples:

Glass contracts as it cools
noun

A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.

Usage examples:

He has just signed a contract keeping him with the club

Meanings of Contractible:

adjective

Able to be shrunk or capable of contracting.

Usage examples:

Siegal's portable house has expandable and contractible spaces and varying degrees of transparency …

Contractile

kənˈtraktʌɪl

Meanings of Contractile:

adjective

Capable of or producing contraction.

Usage examples:

The contractile activity of the human colon

Contracting

kənˈtrækt

Meanings of Contracting:

verb

Decrease in size, number, or range.

Usage examples:

Glass contracts as it cools
noun

A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.

Usage examples:

He has just signed a contract keeping him with the club

Contraction

kənˈtræk.ʃən

Meanings of Contraction:

noun

The process of becoming smaller.

Usage examples:

The general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale

Meanings of Contractions:

noun

The process of becoming smaller.

Usage examples:

The general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale

Contractors

kənˈtræk.tər

Meanings of Contractors:

noun

A person or firm that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labour to perform a service or do a job.

Usage examples:

The school meals service is provided by private contractors

Meanings of Contracts:

noun

A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.

Usage examples:

He has just signed a contract keeping him with the club
verb

Decrease in size, number, or range.

Usage examples:

Glass contracts as it cools

Contractually

kənˈtraktʃ(ʊ)əli

Meanings of Contractually:

adverb

In a way that is agreed in or enforced by a contract.

Usage examples:

He was contractually entitled to a year's severance pay

Meanings of Contracture:

noun

A condition of shortening and hardening of muscles, tendons, or other tissue, often leading to deformity and rigidity of joints.

Usage examples:

Contracture of the hip in cerebral palsy

Contradance

ˈkɒntrədɑːns

Meanings of Contradance:

noun

A country dance in which the couples form lines facing each other.

Usage examples:

These four contradances were written in salzburg in january of 1780 for count johann rudolf czernin.

Contradicting

ˌkɒn.trəˈdɪkt

Meanings of Contradicting:

verb

Deny the truth of (a statement) by asserting the opposite.

Usage examples:

The survey appears to contradict the industry's claims

Meanings of Contradiction:

noun

A combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another.

Usage examples:

The proposed new system suffers from a set of internal contradictions

Meanings of Contradictories:

noun

A contradictory proposition.

Usage examples:

He entitles this kind of opposition dialectical, and that of contradictories analytical.
adjective

Mutually opposed or inconsistent.

Usage examples:

The two studies came to contradictory conclusions

Contradictory

ˌkɒn.trəˈdɪk.tər.i

Meanings of Contradictory:

adjective

Mutually opposed or inconsistent.

Usage examples:

The two studies came to contradictory conclusions
noun

A contradictory proposition.

Usage examples:

He entitles this kind of opposition dialectical, and that of contradictories analytical.

Contradicts

ˌkɒn.trəˈdɪkt

Meanings of Contradicts:

verb

Deny the truth of (a statement) by asserting the opposite.

Usage examples:

The survey appears to contradict the industry's claims

Meanings of Contradistinguish:

verb

Distinguish between (two things) by contrasting them.

Usage examples:

We do not know exactly when the common law and statute law began to be contradistinguished

Meanings of Contrails:

noun

A trail of condensed water from an aircraft or rocket at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky; a vapour trail.

Usage examples:

I suggest it might be possible that fast moving jets generating energy and contrails in an electric…

Contraindicate

kɒntrəˈɪndɪkeɪt

Meanings of Contraindicate:

verb

(of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question.

Usage examples:

Surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk

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