1. contract in consent in writing to pay money to a trade union for political use
  2. contracted reduced in size or pulled together
  3. contracting becoming infected
  4. contrast the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
  5. contractility the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
  6. contraction the act of decreasing in size or volume or quantity or scope
  7. contract out assign a job to someone outside one's own business
  8. contract of hazard a sale of a tract of land as a whole without a warranty as to the acreage
  9. contradict prove negative; show to be false
  10. intransigent impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason
  11. contract bridge a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
  12. contradiction opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
  13. contract killing a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
  14. contractile capable of contracting or being contracted
  15. contract offer offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate
  16. contract a binding agreement that is enforceable by law
  17. contact sport a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
  18. contradictoriness the relation that exists when opposites cannot coexist
  19. contrasting strikingly different
  20. contraband distributed or sold illicitly