Contractor (noun)

  1. A person or company that enters into a contract to provide goods or services to another person or company.
  2. A person or organization that is engaged in the business of constructing or repairing buildings, roads, bridges, or other structures.
  3. A person who has entered into a contract to undertake a specific task or project.


From latin contractus ("drawn together, contracted"), from contrahere ("to draw together"), from con- ("together") + trahere ("to dra.w")


  1. He hired a contractor to build the house.
  2. The contractor was responsible for the construction of the bridge.
  3. The company hired a contractor to provide security services.
  4. The contractor was responsible for the maintenance of the building.
  5. She was a freelance contractor for the company.
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