the outline of a figure or body; the edge or line that defines or bounds a shape or object.
Phonetics. a distinctive pattern of changes in pitch, stress, or tone extending across all or part of an utterance, especially across a sentence, and contributing to meaning.
verb (used with object)
to mark with contour lines.
to make or form the contour or outline of.
to build (a road, railroad track, etc.) in conformity with the contour of the land.
to mold or shape so as to fit a certain configuration:
cars with seats that are contoured for comfort.
molded or shaped to fit a particular contour or form:
Agriculture. of or used in a system of plowing, cultivating, sowing, etc., along the contour lines of the land in order to trap water runoff and prevent erosion.
the outline of a mass of land, figure, or body; a defining line
See contour line
(as modifier): a contour map
(often pl) the shape or surface, esp of a curving form: the contours of her body were full and round
(modifier) shaped to fit the form of something: a contour chair
a rising and falling variation pattern, as in music and intonation
to shape so as to form the contour of something
to mark contour lines on
to construct (a road, railway, etc) to follow the outline of the land
noun 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. 2. an agreement enforceable by law. 3. the written form of such an agreement. 4. the division of law dealing with contracts. 5. Also called contract bridge. a variety of bridge in which the side that wins […]
noun an encounter, esp. hostile; also called recounter
verb (used without object), convened, convening. 1. to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose. verb (used with object), convened, convening. 2. to cause to assemble; convoke. 3. to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer. verb 1. to gather, call together, or summon again, esp for a formal meeting verb 1. […]
verb (used without object), convened, convening. 1. to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose. verb (used with object), convened, convening. 2. to cause to assemble; convoke. 3. to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer. verb 1. to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting 2. (transitive) to […]