Definition of contractor in English:

contractor

noun

  • A person or firm that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labour to perform a service or do a job.

    ‘the school meals service is provided by private contractors’
    ‘building contractors’
    • ‘She married six years ago and lived in Maida Vale with her husband, Steven, a building contractor.’
    • ‘Then the institution I worked for decided to have all their laptops provided by a contractor on a lease.’
    • ‘This contract has been completed by a foreign firm and the contractor duly paid.’
    • ‘He started at Walton pit in 1958 before getting a job working for a firm of mining contractors.’
    • ‘Jill Russell condemned the use of private contractors in providing substandard food.’
    • ‘You could then consider employing a contractor to cut it once in August and to remove the cuttings.’
    • ‘The local authority, to their credit, arranged a contractor to remedy the situation.’
    • ‘Some households simply cannot afford to employ a contractor to carry out the work.’
    • ‘One contractor working for the company was killed in an attack in Iraq 15 months ago.’
    • ‘Outside contractors could provide the service more cheaply without a reduction in quality.’
    • ‘The site is owned by Wigan Council but is currently being managed by a firm of contractors.’
    • ‘This government did not know that most of the fuel companies now employ contractors to deliver fuel.’
    • ‘Children got cross when they heard contractors would only provide recycling bins if they paid for them.’
    • ‘They told him he would have to pay for a contractor to travel from Beverley if he wanted the vehicles removed.’
    • ‘It would also increase home care services purchased from independent contractors.’
    • ‘In short, the Government is handing over public works to private contractors.’
    • ‘Council contractors provided fencing to keep the area secure and the surface will now be relaid.’
    • ‘The laptop was in the car of a contractor employed to upgrade the Civic Centre computer systems.’
    • ‘He grew up on a small country farm in southern Michigan and became a building contractor like his father.’
    • ‘The most efficient service contractors are often the cheapest, meaning corners can be cut.’
    entrepreneur, promoter, impresario, arranger, fixer, trader, dealer, director, manager, partner, businessman, businesswoman, financier, venture capitalist, speculator
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Pronunciation

contractor

/kənˈtraktə/