Contrast to Controller
(Con*trast") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Contrasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Contrasting.] [F. contraster, LL.
contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.] To stand in opposition; to
exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
The joints which divide the sandstone contrast finely with the divisional planes which separate the basalt
(Con*trast"), v. t.
1. To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative
excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present
with the past.
2. (Fine Arts) To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of
opposition to another figure or object.
the figures of the groups must not be all on side . . . but must contrast each other by their several
(Con"trast) n. [F. contraste: cf. It. contrasto.]
1. The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
place the prospect of the soul
In sober contrast with reality.
2. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
The contrasts and resemblances of the seasons.
3. (Fine Arts) The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly
express each other's peculiarities. Fairholt.
(Con`tra*stim"u*lant) a. Counteracting the effects of stimulants; relating to a course of
medical treatment based on a theory of contrastimulants. n. (Med.) An agent which counteracts
the effect of a stimulant.
Contrate wheel. See Crown wheel.
(Con"trate) a. [See Contra- .] Having cogs or teeth projecting parallel to the axis, instead of
radiating from it. [R.]
(Con"tra*ten`or) n. [Cf. Counter tenor.] (Mus.) Counter tenor; contralto.
(Con`tra*val*la"tion) n. [Pref. contra- + vallation: cf. F. contrevallation. Cf. Countervallation.]
(Fort.) A trench guarded with a parapet, constructed by besiegers, to secure themselves and check
sallies of the besieged.
(Con`tra*vene") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contravened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Contravening.] [LL.
contravenire; L. contra + venire to come: cf. F. contrevenir. See Come.]
1. To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the
operation of; to defeat.
So plain a proposition . . . was not likely to be contravened.