1. the act or state of touching; a touching or meeting, as of two things or people.
  2. immediate proximity or association.

verb (used with object)

  1. to put or bring into contact.
  2. to communicate with: We’ll contact you by mail or telephone.
  3. verb (used without object)
  4. to enter into or be in contact.


  1. involving or produced by touching or proximity: contact allergy.