engaged in the business of giving expert advice to people working in a professional or technical field.
"a consulting engineer"
the business of giving expert advice to other professionals, typically in financial and business matters.
a person who provides expert advice professionally.
Similar: adviser, guide, counselor, expert, specialist, authority, pundit, ace, whiz, wizard, hotshot, maven
enter into a formal and legally binding agreement.
- "the local authority will contract with a wide range of agencies to provide services"
Similar: undertake, pledge, promise, covenant, commit oneself, engage, agree, enter into an agreement, reach an agreement, make a deal, negotiate a deal, secure specified rights or undertake specified obligations in a formal and legally binding agreement.
"a buyer may contract for the right to withhold payment"
impose an obligation on (someone) to do something by means of a formal agreement.
"health authorities contract a hospital to treat a specific number of patients"
arrange for work to be done by another organization.
"local authorities will have to contract out waste management"
Similar: subcontract, outsource, farm out, assign to others
gerund or present participle: freelancing
earn one's living as a freelance.
free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.
"the study is totally independent of central government"
Similar: freethinking, individualistic, unconventional, maverick, free, liberated, bold, free-spirited, unconstrained, unrestrained, unfettered, untrammeled, unhampered, undisciplined, wild, willful, headstrong, contrary