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Meaning of "subcontract" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUBCONTRACT

subcontract  [sʌbˈkɒntrækt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUBCONTRACT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Subcontract is a verb and can also act as 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.

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

See the conjugation of the verb subcontract in English.

WHAT DOES SUBCONTRACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Subcontractor

A subcontractor is an individual or in many cases a business that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract. A subcontractor is a person who is hired by a general contractor to perform a specific task as part of the overall project and is normally paid for services provided to the project by the originating general contractor. While the most common concept of a subcontractor is in building works and civil engineering, the range of opportunities for subcontractor is much wider and it is possible that the greatest number now operate in the information technology and information sectors of business. The incentive to hire subcontractors is either to reduce costs or to mitigate project risks. In this way the general contractor receives the same or better service than the general contractor could have provided by itself, at lower overall risk. Many subcontractors do work for the same companies rather than different ones. This allows subcontractors to further specialize their skills.

Definition of subcontract in the English dictionary

The first definition of subcontract in the dictionary is a subordinate contract under which the supply of materials, services, or labour is let out to someone other than a party to the main contract. Other definition of subcontract is often foll by for to enter into or make a subcontract. Subcontract is also to let out on a subcontract.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SUBCONTRACT

PRESENT

Present
I subcontract
you subcontract
he/she/it subcontracts
we subcontract
you subcontract
they subcontract
Present continuous
I am subcontracting
you are subcontracting
he/she/it is subcontracting
we are subcontracting
you are subcontracting
they are subcontracting
Present perfect
I have subcontracted
you have subcontracted
he/she/it has subcontracted
we have subcontracted
you have subcontracted
they have subcontracted
Present perfect continuous
I have been subcontracting
you have been subcontracting
he/she/it has been subcontracting
we have been subcontracting
you have been subcontracting
they have been subcontracting
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 subcontracted
you subcontracted
he/she/it subcontracted
we subcontracted
you subcontracted
they subcontracted
Past continuous
I was subcontracting
you were subcontracting
he/she/it was subcontracting
we were subcontracting
you were subcontracting
they were subcontracting
Past perfect
I had subcontracted
you had subcontracted
he/she/it had subcontracted
we had subcontracted
you had subcontracted
they had subcontracted
Past perfect continuous
I had been subcontracting
you had been subcontracting
he/she/it had been subcontracting
we had been subcontracting
you had been subcontracting
they had been subcontracting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you subcontract
we let´s subcontract
you subcontract
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to subcontract
Past participle
subcontracted
Present Participle
subcontracting
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 SUBCONTRACT


abstract
ˈæbstrækt
attract
əˈtrækt
bract
brækt
cataract
ˈkætəˌrækt
contract
kənˈtrækt
cracked
krækt
detract
dɪˈtrækt
diffract
dɪˈfrækt
distract
dɪˈstrækt
entr´acte
ɒnˈtrækt
extract
ɪkˈstrækt
noncontract
ˌnɒnˈkɒntrækt
precontract
priːˈkɒntrækt
protract
prəˈtrækt
retract
rɪˈtrækt
subtract
səbˈtrækt
tesseract
ˈtesəˌrækt
tracked
trækt
tract
trækt
untracked
ʌnˈtrækt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUBCONTRACT

subcompact
subcomponent
subconscious
subconsciously
subconsciousness
subconsul
subcontiguous
subcontinent
subcontinental
subcontinuous
subcontracting
subcontractor
subcontraoctave
subcontraries
subcontrariety
subcontrary
subcool
subcordate
subcoriaceous
subcortex

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUBCONTRACT

alimentary tract
almond extract
breach of contract
digestive tract
fixed cost contract
fixed-price contract
fixed-term contract
forward contract
in the abstract
interact
liver extract
maintenance contract
malt extract
meat extract
pituitary extract
respiratory tract
service contract
social contract
urinary tract
urogenital tract
yeast extract

Synonyms and antonyms of subcontract in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «subcontract» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUBCONTRACT

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

Translator English - Chinese

把…外包
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

subcontratar
570 millions of speakers

English

subcontract
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपपट्टा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الباطن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

субподряду
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

subcontratar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠিকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sous-traiter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Subkontrak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vertraglich weitervergeben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

下請けに出す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하도급을 주다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Subcontract
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho thầu lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துணை ஒப்பந்தம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सबकोट्रॅक्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alt sözleşme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

subappaltare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podwykonawczej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

субпідряду
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subcontract
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπεργολαβία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

subcontract
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

underleverantörs
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

subcontract
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of subcontract

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUBCONTRACT»

The term «subcontract» is regularly used and occupies the 60.662 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUBCONTRACT» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUBCONTRACT»

Discover the use of subcontract in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to subcontract and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Guide to Service Subcontract Terms and Conditions
Guide to Service Subcontract Terms and Conditions A. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this Guide to Service Subcontract Terms and Conditions is to assist prime contractors to the U.S. Government and their subcontractors in drafting and  ...
‎2008
2
Engineering and Construction Subcontract: An Nec Document
The New Engineering Contract (NEC) is a modern day family of standard contracts that truly embraces the concept of partnership and encourages employers, designers, contractors and project managers to work together to achieve the client's ...
‎1995
3
How to Plan, Subcontract and Build Your Dream House
-- Covers the subject from land issues, through the entire construction process, all the way to plandng the lawn.
Warren V. Jaeger, 1998
4
This Damn House: My Subcontract with America
A humorous account of the "joys" of home renovation describes how a young couple tries to create their dream house on a beer budget, detailing their encounters with sinister tile women, the wonders of Ikea shopping, and the mysteries of ...
Margo Kaufman, 1997
5
Defense trade weaknesses exist in DOD foreign subcontract ...
accounted for about 19 percent and construction accounted for another 17 percent. DOD also tracks the award of subcontracts performed outside the United States, but the subcontract data are limited. According to DOD's DD 2139 data, the ...
6
Engineering and Construction Short Subcontract
Communications 12 12.1 12.2 The Contractor's authority and delegation 13 13.1 13.2 13.3 Each communication which this subcontract requires has effect when it is received in writing at the last address notified by the recipient for receiving ...
‎2001
7
The Yellow Book: Form of Contract, Subcontract
Compatible for back-to-back use with the Red, Green and Burgundy Books, this edition of The Yellow Book has been extensively revised following lengthy consultations with clients and contractors.
Contracts Working Party, 2003
8
Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis: A Practical ...
A manufacturer of prefabricated homes has decided to subcontract four components of the homes. Several companies are interested in receiving this business, but none can handle more than one subcontract. The bids made by the companies ...
Cliff Ragsdale, 2007
9
Construction Jobsite Management
Reference to the construction documents, and applicable sections of the specification • Scope of work • Subcontract price • Payment provisions • Changes, claims, and delays (including damages caused by) • Insurance provisions • Bonding ...
William R. Mincks, Hal Johnston, 2004
10
Construction Contract Claims, Changes & Dispute Resolution
disregards laws, ordinances, rules, regulations or orders of any public authority having jurisdiction, or otherwise is guilty of a material breach of a provision of this Subcontract, the Subcontractor may be deemed in default of this Subcontract.
Paul Levin, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUBCONTRACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term subcontract is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Contractor's Repeated Material Breach Excuses Subcontractor From …
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York in U.W. Marx, Inc. v. Koko Contracting, Inc. affirmed judgment in favor of a subcontractor, holding that ... «JD Supra, Jul 15»
2
root9B Awarded Subcontract Supporting Combating Terrorism …
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
3
4th Circ. Rebuffs Translators In $25M Army Subcontract Spat
The subcontractor, Shee Atika Languages LLC, had claimed that Global Linguist Solutions LLC shorted it millions of dollars by changing how it calculated the ... «Law360, Jun 15»
4
Alam Maritim Lands $13M Subcontract for PETRONAS' PFLNG 1 …
Alam Maritim Resources Berhad reported Friday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alam Maritim (M) Sdn Bhd, recently entered into a subcontract with Petronas ... «Rigzone, Jun 15»
5
WZ Satu bags RM58.22 mil Kuantan Port expansion subcontract
KUALA LUMPUR (June 1): WZ Satu Bhd's wholly-owned unit, WZS KenKeong Sdn Bhd, has won a subcontract worth RM58.22 million for works related to the ... «The Edge Markets, Jun 15»
6
Tempo Australia wins Gorgon LNG subcontract
Tempo Australia (ASX:TPP) has been awarded a subcontract for the provision of temporary craft labour to the Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation ... «Proactive Investors Australia, May 15»
7
Israel Can't Subcontract Its Security to the US
Israel does not subcontract its defense and security to anyone. The principle is that in the end, only Israel can defend itself and only Israel should defend itself. «New York Observer, Apr 15»
8
SAIC Awarded Subcontract to Support USSTRATCOM
SAIC's subcontract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total estimated IDIQ contract value of $72 million, if all options are ... «PR Newswire, Mar 15»
9
Retention money trust accounts to increase burden of subcontract
Head contractors must soon establish trust accounts to hold retention money under subcontracts for certain projects as a result of new regulations made under ... «Clayton Utz, Mar 15»
10
Mission Ready's Protect The Force Inc. Wins Subcontract on …
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 5, 2015) - Mission Ready Services Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MRS) - Mission Ready Services Inc. «Marketwired, Mar 15»

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