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I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years.
Gary Miller

Meaning of "contractor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRACTOR

contractor  [ˈkɒntræktə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRACTOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contractor is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES CONTRACTOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of contractor in the English dictionary

The first definition of contractor in the dictionary is a person or firm that contracts to supply materials or labour, esp for building. Other definition of contractor is something that contracts, esp a muscle. Contractor is also a person who is a party to a contract.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRACTOR


abstracter
ˈæbstræktə
abstractor
ˈæbstræktə
attracter
əˈtræktə
attractor
əˈtræktə
chiropractor
ˈkaɪərəpræktə
detractor
dɪˈtræktə
distracter
dɪsˈtræktə
distractor
dɪsˈtræktə
extractor
ɪkˈstræktə
hydroextractor
ˌhaɪdrəʊɪkˈstræktə
infractor
ɪnˈfræktə
protractor
prəˈtræktə
refractor
rɪˈfræktə
retractor
rɪˈtræktə
subcontractor
ˌsʌbkənˈtræktə
substractor
səbˈstræktə
subtracter
səbˈtræktə
subtractor
sʌbˈtræktə
tractor
ˈtræktə
varactor
ˈvɛəˌræktə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRACTOR

contract work
contractability
contractable
contractedly
contractedness
contractibility
contractible
contractibly
contractile
contractility
contracting party
contraction
contractional
contractionary
contractive
contractively
contractual
contractually
contractural
contracture

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRACTOR

actor
benefactor
child actor
compactor
contactor
contributing factor
director
factor
growth factor
heavy-water reactor
nerve growth factor
nuclear reactor
power factor
protection factor
reactor
redactor
reenactor
risk factor
supporting actor
wow factor
X factor

Synonyms and antonyms of contractor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «contractor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRACTOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

承包商
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contratista
570 millions of speakers

English

contractor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठेकेदार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُقَاوِل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подрядчик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

empreiteiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠিকাদার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sous-traitant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kontraktor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Auftragnehmer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

契約人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계약자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kontraktor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà thầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒப்பந்ததாரர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ठेकेदार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

müteahhit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contraente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kontrahent
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підрядник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contractor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανάδοχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kontrakteur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

underleverantör
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

entreprenør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contractor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRACTOR»

The term «contractor» is very widely used and occupies the 8.274 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRACTOR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «contractor» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «contractor» 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 contractor

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9 QUOTES WITH «CONTRACTOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contractor.
1
Madhur Bhandarkar
My father was an electrical contractor, while I used to deliver video cassettes on a cycle to people in Juhu and Bandra, including celebrities like Mithun Chakraborty. Mithunda remembers me and is very proud of me. He can't believe that the guy who used to come to his house in short pants has become so successful.
2
Michael J. Massimino
I had always been interested in the space program, and I didn't know if I could be an astronaut like I'd dreamt about when I was a little kid - to me it sounded kind of silly, someone grow up to be an astronaut - but, when I was in my 20s, I thought maybe I can get a job with NASA or a contractor, do something with the space program.
3
Robert Metcalfe
If you cannot be on the project each day to check on things, then you should not try and be your own contractor.
4
Gary Miller
I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years.
5
Mitch Pileggi
My dad had an eighth grade education, and everything that he did in his life was just stuff that he went out and did - figured out what he needed to know and read. Very successful, a union contractor.
6
Maggie Stiefvater
When I graduated from college, I went straight to work for a federal contractor, a desk job, and they were great to me, they loved me, I was like their mascot, but I just couldn't stand working in an office. I just hated it. And so one day I went in and said, 'I'm sorry, this is my two-weeks notice, I'm quitting to become an artist.'
7
Paul Tonko
Taxpayer dollars should not be used as a reward for contractor executives, especially when other segments of society are hurting.
8
Douglas Trumbull
IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer interface design on the film.
9
Brock Yates
Had I been more responsible I might have made something of myself as a junk bond trader, long-haul trucker or perhaps a plumbing contractor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRACTOR»

Discover the use of contractor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contractor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements
Here's everything you need to: put your agreement in writing define a project's scope, components and duration satisfy IRS requirements protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights avoid disputes with independent ...
Stephen Fishman J.D, 2011
2
Project Planning and Control Using Primavera Contractor ...
Written for project management professionals who understand how projects are managed and wish to learn how to plan and control projects with or without resources using Primavera Contractor.
P Harris, 2009
3
Close to My First Million Dollars as an Electrical Contractor
This is a book for beginners and this is the real story of the experiences we already faced as a new business in the field of electrical contracting.
Cornel Barbu, 2007
4
Theories of Communication Networks
In this text, the authors develop a multitheoretical model that relates different social science theories with different network properties.
Peter R. Monge, Noshir S. Contractor, 2003
5
A Contractor's Guide to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract
This guide will help the contractor’s staff overcome some of the difficulties encountered on a typical international contract using FIDIC forms.
Michael D. Robinson, 2011
6
Paint Contractor's Manual
How to start and run a profitable paint contracting company: getting set up to handle volume work and getting top production from your crews. Loaded with man-hour estimates, sample forms, contracts, and examples you can use.
Dave Matis, Jobe H. Toole, 1985
7
Construction Quantity Surveying: A Practical Guide for the ...
This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide into quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readers will acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies required by the contractor’s quantity surveyor.
Donald Towey, 2012
8
How to Be Your Own General Contractor
Want to save money on your building or remodeling project? How to be Your Own General Contractor will help homeowners save potentially thousands of dollars!
Robert E. Emmick, 2010
9
State-By-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor ...
State by State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing gathers all of the vital information you need in one convenient source to help you develop a cost-effective compliance strategy.
Richard A. Holderness, Stephen G. Walker, Stephen D. Butler, 1995
10
Early Contractor Involvement in Building Procurement: ...
This book bridges the gap between contract law, partnering and project management and will be essential reading for middle and senior management at construction contractors, consultants and clients in both the public and private sectors.
David Mosey, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRACTOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contractor is used in the context of the following news items.
1
IT contractor jobs index plateaued in June
Although that means IT contractor demand is still growing (a 50+ score signals more growth than a month ago) it represents the first time this ... «Contractor UK, Jul 15»
2
South Bank Primary School: Contractor proposes demolition and …
Building contractor Carillion propose to demolish and rebuild South Bank Primary School, and discussed the issue with parents and carers at ... «Gazette Live, Jul 15»
3
Three things PSC contractors want from today's Budget
No pre-Budget article would be complete without a reference to every contractor's favourite (!) piece of tax legislation. With self-employment tsar ... «Contractor UK, Jul 15»
4
FREE Webinar 15th July
The CV & Interview Advisors are delivering a leading-edge webinar on how to write an effective contractor LinkedIn profile at 7.15pm on ... «Contractor Weekly, Jul 15»
5
US court upholds federal contractor campaign finance ban
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to a long-standing ban on U.S. government contractors making campaign ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
6
Baha Mar contractor pins bankruptcy blame on developer
The general contractor of the unfinished Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas on Tuesday slammed the resort's developer, saying that it was the ... «Travel Weekly, Jul 15»
7
Follow these simple rules when hiring a contractor
VDPOR has several other guides on its website for consumers who are planning to hire a contractor and has a consumer-protection ... «Fredericksburg.com, Jul 15»
8
Vinton contractor talks about deck safety after deck collapse in NC
Henderson said paying more money upfront to get a reliable and insured contractor to do the work the right way with the proper supplies can ... «WDBJ7, Jul 15»
9
Staff asks BOMA to consider dropping troublesome sewer contractor
A city official has expressed concern to the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen about a contractor's ability to finish the final phases of the ... «Spring Hill Home Page, Jul 15»
10
Contractor General's office fires back at Easton Douglas
Easton Douglas. The Office of the Contractor General cautioned Douglas to first apprise himself of actual facts before making public assertions ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»

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