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Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled.
Silvia Colloca

Meaning of "contact" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONTACT

From Latin contactus, from contingere to touch on all sides, pollute, from tangere to touch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTACT

contact  [ˈkɒntækt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTACT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contact is a verb and can also act as a noun and an exclamation.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb contact in English.



Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES CONTACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of contact in the English dictionary

The first definition of contact in the dictionary is the act or state of touching physically. Other definition of contact is the state or fact of close association or communication. Contact is also a junction of two or more electrical conductors.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONTACT

PRESENT

Present
I contact
you contact
he/she/it contacts
we contact
you contact
they contact
Present continuous
I am contacting
you are contacting
he/she/it is contacting
we are contacting
you are contacting
they are contacting
Present perfect
I have contacted
you have contacted
he/she/it has contacted
we have contacted
you have contacted
they have contacted
Present perfect continuous
I have been contacting
you have been contacting
he/she/it has been contacting
we have been contacting
you have been contacting
they have been contacting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I contacted
you contacted
he/she/it contacted
we contacted
you contacted
they contacted
Past continuous
I was contacting
you were contacting
he/she/it was contacting
we were contacting
you were contacting
they were contacting
Past perfect
I had contacted
you had contacted
he/she/it had contacted
we had contacted
you had contacted
they had contacted
Past perfect continuous
I had been contacting
you had been contacting
he/she/it had been contacting
we had been contacting
you had been contacting
they had been contacting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will contact
you will contact
he/she/it will contact
we will contact
you will contact
they will contact
Future continuous
I will be contacting
you will be contacting
he/she/it will be contacting
we will be contacting
you will be contacting
they will be contacting
Future perfect
I will have contacted
you will have contacted
he/she/it will have contacted
we will have contacted
you will have contacted
they will have contacted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been contacting
you will have been contacting
he/she/it will have been contacting
we will have been contacting
you will have been contacting
they will have been contacting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would contact
you would contact
he/she/it would contact
we would contact
you would contact
they would contact
Conditional continuous
I would be contacting
you would be contacting
he/she/it would be contacting
we would be contacting
you would be contacting
they would be contacting
Conditional perfect
I would have contact
you would have contact
he/she/it would have contact
we would have contact
you would have contact
they would have contact
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been contacting
you would have been contacting
he/she/it would have been contacting
we would have been contacting
you would have been contacting
they would have been contacting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you contact
we let´s contact
you contact
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to contact
Past participle
contacted
Present Participle
contacting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTACT


abstract
ˈæbstrækt
act
ækt
attract
əˈtrækt
backed
bækt
compact
kəmˈpækt
contract
kənˈtrækt
exact
ɪɡˈzækt
extract
ɪkˈstrækt
fact
fækt
impact
ˈɪmpækt
intact
ɪnˈtækt
interact
ˌɪntərˈækt
noncontact
ˌnɒnˈkɒntækt
packed
pækt
pentact
penˈtækt
precontact
priːˈkɒntækt
react
rɪˈækt
recontact
riːˈkɒntækt
stacked
stækt
tact
tækt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTACT

contabescent
contact address
contact breaker
contact cement
contact centre
contact details
contact flight
contact high
contact insecticide
contact lens
contact magazine
contact man
contact number
contact print
contact sport
contactable
contactee
contactless
contactor
contactual

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTACT

artifact
as a matter of fact
before the fact
distract
enact
environmental impact
eye contact
get in on the act
high-impact
in the abstract
matter of fact
matter-of-fact
outact
pact
question of fact
radio contact
subtract
tract
transact
urinary tract

Synonyms and antonyms of contact in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTACT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «contact» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of contact

Translation of «contact» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTACT

Find out the translation of contact to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contact from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contact» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

联络
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contacto
570 millions of speakers

English

contact
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संपर्क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِتِّصَال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отношения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যোগাযোগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contact
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hubungi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kontakt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

連絡
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

접촉
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kontak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự liên hệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொடர்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संपर्क साधा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contatto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kontakt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

контакт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contact
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επαφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kontak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontakt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kontakt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contact

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTACT»

The term «contact» is very widely used and occupies the 177 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTACT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «contact» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «contact» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contact

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CONTACT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contact.
1
Peter Abrahams
My mother was a member of the Cape Coloured community. 'Coloured' is the South African word for the half-caste community that was a by-product of the early contact between black and white.
2
Eddie Albert
Usually in features, I'm the lead. I consider the director the captain, but I consider myself the first mate, and it's up to me to keep in contact with the heart of the crew.
3
Ken Blanchard
For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.
4
Jo Bonner
In an effort to provide my constituents with information on how they can make contributions to a number of relief and humanitarian organizations, I have posted a short list of these groups and contact numbers on my Internet website.
5
Regina Brett
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn't looking down at a device in their hands? We've become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
6
David Brin
The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
7
Cyrus Broacha
That is how our marriage is working so well. My secret of happiness is keeping my contact to the minimum.
8
Sandra Bullock
I feel like when you have an unauthorized police badge and something that looks like it could be a concealed weapon in the small of your back that when you, someone crosses you, pisses you off, road rage, I think just the slight badge and the little moving away of the jacket and not losing eye contact does amazing things.
9
Steve Chabot
Politics is a contact sport.
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Silvia Colloca
Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTACT»

Discover the use of contact in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contact and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Contact
In 1999, a multinational team of astronauts ventures deep into outer space, where they come face to face with an advanced alien civilization, in a tie-in to the new blockbuster film. Reissue. Movie tie-in.
Carl Sagan, 1997
2
Alien Contact: The Messages They Bring
For me, this is a frustrating journey and yet rewarding. I knew the road would be difficult and that there would be ridicule, but I keep steadily moving forward. Included in the book are discussions with the aliens.
Bonnie Meyer, 2006
3
Contact Lens Practice
Thoroughly revised and updated, this popular book provides a comprehensive yet easy to read guide to modern contact lens practice.
Nathan Efron, 2010
4
Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting
Written in a concise, practical, outline manner, Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting, 3rd Edition follows the logical progression of patient care, from basic prefitting topics, through rigid lens, soft lenses and ...
Milton M. Hom, Adrian S. Bruce, 2006
5
Clinical Contact Lens Practice
More than 600 illustrations complement the text. Clinical Contact Lens Practice will be the standard text for required contact lens courses and will be an invaluable everyday reference for practitioners.
Edward S. Bennett, Barry A. Weissman, 2005
6
Contact Lens Optics and Lens Design
This edition has been thoroughly updated and contains integral coverage of soft lenses, information on the latest corneal measuring techniques, and expanded coverage of astigmatism and corneal toricity.
W. A. Douthwaite, 2006
7
Language Contact
Conversely, one of the languages in contact may vanish entirely, and issues of language endangerment and death are explored here, together with chapters on multilingualism, pidgins and creoles, mechanisms of interference and the origins and ...
Sarah Grey Thomason, 2001
8
An Introduction to Contact Topology
This text on contact topology is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, including recent striking applications in geometric and differential topology: Eliashberg's proof of Cerf's theorem via the classification of tight contact ...
Hansjörg Geiges, 2008
9
Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World ...
This volume helps fill that gap with articles on important issues in the history of contact and empire."--Bonnie G. Smith, author of "The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice "
Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, 2005
10
Language Contact and Bilingualism
This book draws together this diverse research, looking at examples from many different situations, to present the topic in any easily accessible form. Language contact is looked at from four distinct perspectives.
René Appel, Pieter Muysken, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contact is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Miley Cyrus experiments with glow in the dark contact lenses in …
But the 22-year-old party-hard star was virtually glowing in the dark on Tuesday night as she slipped into luminous contact lenses to hit Sound ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
ICMI Announces Featured Keynotes for 2015 Contact Center Demo …
The ICMI Contact Center Demo & Conference allows contact management professionals to discover best practices for optimizing their contact ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
3
Don't Buy Halloween Colored Contact Lenses
Just in time for Halloween, U.S. officials have warned the public about the dangers associated with counterfeit decorative and colored contact ... «Loop 21, Jul 15»
4
Accused bomber Guido Amsel had previous contact with police
The man accused in a series of bombings that injured a lawyer in Winnipeg has had contact with police in the past, despite police telling media ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
5
Atletico Madrid contact Stuttgart to begin Antonio Rüdiger talks
Atletico Madrid continue to have countless irons in the fire as Los Colchoneros are looking to bring in some of the finest young talent in Europe ... «Inside Spanish Football, Jul 15»
6
Galesburg man accused of sexual contact with young teen
A 45-year-old Galesburg, Illinois man faces a half-dozen charges after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 13-year-old. Bobby Jo Jenkins ... «WQAD.com, Jul 15»
7
Trilateral Contact Group starts consultations with envoys of self …
MINSK - The Trilateral Contact Group for the settlement of the conflict in southeastern Ukraine has started consultations in Minsk with ... «Kyiv Post, Jul 15»
8
Allow people to contact 999 via text and apps, report urges
Emergency services have been urged to accept text or social media alerts. Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA Archive. The '999' service is in "critical" ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
9
Afghan govt, Taliban in direct contact
ISLAMABAD: Representatives of the Afghan government and Taliban resumed their direct contact here on Tuesday night, marking a fresh start ... «DAWN.com, Jul 15»
10
Former Jared Foundation Director and Fogle remained in contact
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Jared Foundation's Executive Director, Russell Taylor was arrested back in April on child pornography charges. «WISH-TV, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Contact [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contact>. Nov 2019 ».
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