Contractor definition

kŏntrăktər, kən-trăk-
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A thing that contracts, narrows, or shortens; esp., a muscle that contracts.
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One that agrees to furnish materials or perform services at a specified price, especially for construction work.
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Something, especially a muscle, that contracts.
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One of the parties to a contract.
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A person who contracts to supply certain materials or do certain work for a stipulated sum, esp. one who does so in any of the building trades; often, specif., a general contractor.
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A contractor who agrees to undertake a large project, such as the construction of a building, and who hires and coordinates subcontractors to complete parts of the project. Also called a prime contractor.
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One that agrees to furnish materials or perform services at a specified price, especially for construction work.
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Something, especially a muscle, that contracts.
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The definition of a contractor is a person who works on an "as needed" basis for a stipulated amount of money.

An example of a contractor is a self-employed graphic designer.

An example of a contractor is a landscape architect hired to build a deck.

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A party to a contract, especially one who agrees to provide goods or services to the other parties.
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A contractor who agrees to provide services to another party, but who retains significant or complete control over how the work is done. See also employee.
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A person retained by a contractor (usually a general contractor or another subcontractor) to complete a part or all of the obligations owed by the contractor under a particular contract or series of contracts. For example, general contractors who build houses frequently hire subcontractors to install the plumbing.
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A person who executes the building or improving of buildings.
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A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects.
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A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
contractor
Plural:
contractors