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contact

(Association), noun accord, acquaintanceship, affiliation, alliance, bond, camaraderie, close union, coalition, combination, commerce, communication, community, companionship, conjunction, connection, consociation, consortium, cooperation, dealings, exchange, federation, fellowship, interchange, intercommunion, intercourse, interrelation, intimacy, kinship, liaison, link, linkage, mutual intercourse, participation, rapport, relation, relationship, tie, transmission, union
Associated concepts: contacts theory in conflicts of law, grouping of contacts

contact

(Touching), noun abutment, abuttal, adjacency, coherence, contactus, connection, contiguity, contiguousness, contingence, convergence, impact, joining, junction, junction of bodies, juncture, meeting, nexus, taction, tangency, union

contact

(Communicate), verb call, consociate, correspond, establish connection, get through to, get to, have an exchange, have dealings with, inform, intercommunicate, make connection, meet with, notify, reach, relate, serve notice, signal

contact

(Touch), verb abut, adjoin, annex, attach, be contiguous, border, border on, bridge, butt against, cohere, collide with, come together, conjoin, connect, converge, embrace, encounter, establish connection, graze, hit, inosculate, interconnect, join, lie adjacent to, link, meet, osculate, overlap, reach, rub, strike, unite, verge upon
See also: abutment, accident, coalescence, collision, communicate, connection, convey, correspond, impinge, liaison, meeting, notify, reach
References in classic literature ?
It came to me that here was a contact and that for the moment I was glimpsing into the soul of her.
Therefore I could patch up nothing, and it was too extreme an effort to squeeze beside him into the pew: he would be so much more sure than ever to pass his arm into mine and make me sit there for an hour in close, silent contact with his commentary on our talk.
I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.
In summer the boy always lay out in the sun, while the girl hid herself in the cellar: so it happened that the brother and sister came very little into contact with each other--in fact, they carefully avoided it.
This girl alone, among all the green Martians with whom I came in contact, disclosed characteristics of sympathy, kindliness, and affection; her ministrations to my bodily wants were unfailing, and her solicitous care saved me from much suffering and many hardships.
The Under-world being in contact with machinery, which, however perfect, still needs some little thought outside habit, had probably retained perforce rather more initiative, if less of every other human character, than the Upper.
And at these words, as if all her strength was exhausted, Milady sank, weak and languishing, into the arms of the young officer, who, intoxicated with love, anger, and voluptuous sensations hitherto unknown, received her with transport, pressed her against his heart, all trembling at the breath from that charming mouth, bewildered by the contact with that palpitating bosom.
He drew back his lips and whistled through his teeth when his fingers came in contact with the splashed blood and the rare wound.
After the eager rivalry and almost hostility displayed by these companies in their late campaigns, it might be expected that, when thus brought in juxtaposition, they would hold themselves warily and sternly aloof from each other, and, should they happen to come in contact, brawl and bloodshed would ensue.
From a distance of years, looking at the remembered aspects of the storms lived through, it is that impression which disengages itself clearly from the great body of impressions left by many years of intimate contact.
Thus lightly was the notorious (and at the same time mysterious) Monsieur George brought into the world; out of the contact of two minds which did not give a single thought to his flesh and blood.
She had something to suffer, perhaps, when they came into contact again, in seeing Anne restored to the rights of seniority, and the mistress of a very pretty landaulette; but she had a future to look forward to, of powerful consolation.