Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun contact

9 senses of contact

Sense 1
contact -- (close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings")
       => interaction -- (a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting)

Sense 2
contact, physical contact -- (the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Sense 3
contact -- (the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid")
       => connection, link, connectedness -- (the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable")

Sense 4
contact, impinging, striking -- (the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 5
contact, middleman -- (a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor")
       => representative -- (a person who represents others)

Sense 6
liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication -- (a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas")
       => channel, communication channel, line -- ((often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms")

Sense 7
contact, tangency -- ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts")
       => junction, conjunction -- (something that joins or connects)

Sense 8
contact, touch -- (a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues")
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 9
contact, contact lens -- (a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication)
       => lens, lense, lens system -- (a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb contact

2 senses of contact

Sense 1
reach, get through, get hold of, contact -- (be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 2
touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

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