contact noun Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "contact" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

contact

noun
 
 
/ˈkɒntækt/
COMMUNICATION [U] B1 communication with someone, especially by speaking to them: We keep in close contact with our grandparents. Jo and I are determined not to lose contact.Communicating and keeping in touch
TOUCH [U] a situation in which two people or things are touching each other: She dislikes any kind of physical contact. Wash your hands if they come into contact with chemicals.Touching and feelingShowing affection
PERSON [C] A2 someone you know who may be able to help you because of their job or position: business contacts Employees and colleaguesFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries
EYE [C] ( also contact lens) a small piece of plastic that you put on your eye to make you see more clearly →  See also eye contact Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
(Definition of contact noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “contact” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More