Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “contrast”

See all translations

contrast

verb [I/T]  /kənˈtræst/ us  
to compare someone or something with another or others, or to show the differences between two or more things: [T] She contrasted Hamilton’s Federalist ideas with the Anti-Federalist views of Thomas Jefferson. [I] His aggressive style contrasts sharply with that of his low-key predecessor.
Translations of “contrast”
in Korean 차이, 대조…
in Arabic تَبايُن…
in French contraste…
in Turkish karşılaştırma, kıyaslama, tezat…
in Italian contrasto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 差別,差異, 對照,對比…
in Russian контраст…
in Polish kontrast…
in Spanish ser como el día y la noche…
in Portuguese contraste…
in German der Gegensatz…
in Catalan contrast…
in Japanese (2人、2つのものの)違い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 差别,差异, 对照,对比…
(Definition of contrast verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of contrast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “contrast”

Definitions of “contrast” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More