A person or business which provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract. Unlike an employee, a contractor does not work regularly for a company. also called independent contractor.

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You should always try to hire a contractor with a good reputation so that you can trust he will finish on time.

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The contractor gave us a quote of ten thousand dollars for our kitchen remodel to pay for the supplies to do the job and his labor.

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I worked underneath a licensed contractor for a couple of years, but I was never taken on an official apprentice, so I could not count that as experience when applying for a new job.

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