What is Contract?

Contract definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.
an agreement enforceable by law.

the written form of such an agreement.
the division of law dealing with contracts.
Also called contract bridge. a variety of bridge in which the side that wins the bid can earn toward game only that number of tricks named in the contract, additional points being credited above the line.Compare auction bridge.
(in auction or contract bridge) a commitment by the declarer and his or her partner to take six tricks plus the number specified by the final bid made.the final bid itself.the number of tricks so specified, plus six.

the formal agreement of marriage; betrothal.
Slang. an arrangement for a hired assassin to kill a specific person.

under contract; governed or arranged by special contract: a contract carrier.

verb (used with object)
to draw together or into smaller compass; draw the parts of together: to contract a muscle.
to wrinkle: to contract the brows.
to shorten (a word, phrase, etc.) by combining or omitting some of its elements: Contracting