Significado de “contract” - en el Diccionario Inglés

contract en inglés británico

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contractnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒn.trækt/ us /ˈkɑːn.trækt/

B1 a legal document that states and explains a formal agreement between two different people or groups, or the agreement itself:

a contract of employment
a temporary/building contract
They could take legal action against you if you break (the terms of) the contract.
My solicitor is drawing up (= writing) a contract.
Don't sign/enter into any contract before examining its conditions carefully.
[ + to infinitive ] They're the firm of architects who won the contract to design the Museum of Fine Art extension.
be under contract

to have formally agreed to work for a company or person on a stated job for a stated period of time

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uk /kənˈtrækt/ us /kənˈtrækt/

(Definición de contract del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

contract en inglés americano

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contractnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑn·trækt/

contract noun [ C ] (AGREEMENT)

a legal document that states and explains a formal agreement between two different people or groups, or the agreement itself:

She already has a contract for her next book with a publisher.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /kənˈtræk·tʃu·əl/

I have no other contractual obligations.


us /kənˈtrækt/

contract verb (SHORTEN)

[ I/T ] to make or become shorter or narrower, or smaller:

[ I ] When wet fibers dry, they contract.

contract verb (BECOME ILL)

[ T ] to catch or become ill with a disease:

She contracted pneumonia and was hospitalized.

contractverb [ T ]

us /kənˈtrækt/

contract verb [ T ] (AGREE)

to arrange through a formal agreement to have a person or company produce something or supply workers or material, esp. for building :

The company had been contracted to build shelters for the homeless.

To contract out a job is to formally arrange for other people to do it:

[ M ] The university contracts out the cleaning to a private company.

(Definición de contract del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

contract en inglés de negocios

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contractnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒntrækt/ us

LAW a formal agreement between two people or companies, or a legal document that explains the details of this agreement:

contract for sth The contract for the new drilling platform went to a Dutch company.
contract to do sth He recently landed a contract to write a book about his expedition.
contract with sb State agencies spent about $319 million on contracts with private vendors last year.
contract between sb and sb It is a standard contract between a home seller and their agent.
An independent contractor is legally responsible for job completion and, on quitting, becomes liable for breach of contract.
draw up/write up a contract
enter into/sign a contract
be awarded/win/land a contract
a long-term/short-term contract

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a formal agreement relating to buying or selling a stock, currency, commodity, etc. for a particular price at a particular time:

An option differs from a futures contract, in which both parties make a binding agreement to buy or sell currency at some point in the future.
be under contract

LAW to have made a formal agreement with another person or company, and be legally responsible for doing what you have agreed to do:

We're under contract to complete the job by the end of the year.

PROPERTY if a building or property is under contract, the owner has officially agreed to sell it to a particular person for a particular price:

Two of the site's 8000 sq ft commercial lofts are currently under contract.


uk /kənˈtrækt/ us

[ I ] ECONOMICS if a market or economy contracts, less money is being earned, spent, or invested in it:

contract by 3%/5%, etc. The country’s economy contracted by 2% in the first quarter.

[ I or T ] LAW to make a legal agreement with another person or company, for example, to do work for them or to use their services:

be contracted to do sth A local architecture firm was contracted to design and plan the new symphony hall.

contractadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈkɒntrækt/ us UK

WORKPLACE contract workers are paid by companies or other organizations to work on a particular job, but are not employees of those companies, organizations, etc.:

Many contract workers provide services once handled in-house by the military.
New and growing businesses often initially hire contract labor to prevent overstaffing and runaway overheads.
contract computing staff

(Definición de contract del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)