1 contact /ˈkɑːnˌtækt/ noun
plural contacts
1 contact
plural contacts
Learner's definition of CONTACT
[noncount] : the state or condition that exists when two people or things physically touch each other : a state of touching
[noncount] : the state or condition that exists when people see and communicate with each other
◊ Your contact information is the information (such as your telephone number, address, or e-mail address) that tells someone how to communicate with you.
◊ If you are in contact with someone, you communicate with them sometimes.
◊ If you lose contact with someone or something, you are no longer able to communicate with that person or thing.
◊ If you make/establish contact, you have succeeded in communicating with someone.
[count] : an occurrence in which people communicate with each other
see also eye contact
[count] : a person who you know and who can be helpful to you especially in business
◊ Someone who is listed as a contact in information from a company or organization is the person you can write to or call with questions about that company or organization.
[count] : contact lens
: the connection of two objects (such as pieces of metal) that allows an electrical current to pass through them
: a part through which electricity passes from one object to another
2 contact /ˈkɑːnˌtækt/ verb
contacts; contacted; contacting
2 contact
contacts; contacted; contacting
Learner's definition of CONTACT
[+ object]
: to call or write to (someone or something) : to communicate with (someone or something)
3 contact /ˈkɑːnˌtækt/ adjective
3 contact
Learner's definition of CONTACT
always used before a noun
sports : allowing players to touch or hit each other
: acting when physical contact occurs