Contractor
Contractor Con*tract"or, n. [L.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • contractor — con·trac·tor / kän ˌtrak tər, kən trak / n: one that contracts: as a: one that contracts to perform work or provide supplies b: one that contracts to erect buildings Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • contractor — con‧trac‧tor [kənˈtræktə ǁ ˈkɑːntræktər] noun [countable] COMMERCE a person or company that makes an agreement to do work or provide goods in large amounts for another company: • The company has no plans to expand the use of contractors in place… …   Financial and business terms

  • Contractor — may refer to: General contractor, organization or individual that contracts with another organization or individual (the owner) for the construction of a building, road or other facility Subcontractor, an individual or business that signs a… …   Wikipedia

  • contractor — CONTRACTÓR, OÁRE, contractori, oare, adj. Care contractează. – Din fr. contracteur. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  contractór adj. m., pl. contractóri; f. sg. şi pl. contractoáre …   Dicționar Român

  • contractor — 1540s, one who enters into a contract, from L.L. contractor, agent noun from pp. stem of L. contrahere (see CONTRACT (Cf. contract)); specifically of one who enters into a contract to provide work, services, or goods from 1724 …   Etymology dictionary

  • contractor — /konˈtraktor, ingl. kənˈtræktə(r)/ s. m. inv. appaltatore, assuntore …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • contractor — ► NOUN ▪ a person who undertakes a contract to provide materials or labour for a job …   English terms dictionary

  • contractor — [kän′trak΄tər; ] also, and for 3 usually [, kən trak′tər] n. 1. one of the parties to a contract 2. a person who contracts to supply certain materials or do certain work for a stipulated sum, esp. one who does so in any of the building trades 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • contractor — Literally, a person who has assumed obligations as a party to a contract, but in common usage, a person who pursues an occupation or business, wherein he contracts to render services for others, including public bodies, in building, painting,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contractor — n. a building; defense; electrical; general; plumbing contractor; a sub contractor * * * [kən træktə] a sub contractor defense electrical general plumbing contractor a building …   Combinatory dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”