Synonyms for contact

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : kon-takt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɒn tækt

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Définition of contact

Origin :
  • 1620s, "action of touching," from Latin contactus "a touching," from past participle of contingere "to touch, seize," from com- "together" (see com-) + tangere "to touch" (see tangent).
  • Figurative sense of "connection, communication" is from 1818. As a signal to the person about to spin an aircraft propeller that the ignition is switched on, the word was in use by 1913. Contact lens is first recorded 1888; short form contact is from 1961.
  • noun form of communication
  • noun touching
  • verb communicate with
Example sentences :
  • Every one we came in contact with, both high and low, treated us most kindly.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • For all that his contact with him came to, he might as well be dead!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The contact of her brave lips drove a magnetic flow of confidence into the man.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Thus holiday-makers of the two nations do not come in contact.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Our second visit brought us into contact with the bourgeois element.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Daily contact with Daisy showed changes, too, in her which disturbed me.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • Contact with home seems to have charged him with fresh courage.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • As he stirred, his hand came in contact with the withered flowers.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • The bishop came into contact with a chair, and sat down in it.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • In contact with his own family Walter was no squanderer of words.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington

Antonyms for contact

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