- The definition of a part is a portion or division of something.
- An example of a part is a slice of pie.
- An example of a part is a transmission for a car.
- To part is defined as to divide something up or to separate.
- An example of to part is to slice up a pumpkin pie.
- An example of to part is for a couple to break up.
This transmission is part of a car.
- a portion or division of a whole; specif.,
- any of several equal portions, quantities, numbers, pieces, etc. of which something is composed or into which it can be divided: a cent is a 100th part of a dollar
- an essential element or constituent; integral portion which can be separated, replaced, etc.: automobile parts
- a portion detached or cut from a whole; fragment; piece
- a certain amount but not all: to lose part of one's fortune
- a certain amount or section regarded as a separate division
- a segment or organ of the body of men and animals
- a division of a literary work
- Math. an aliquot part
- a portion assigned or given; share; specif.,
- something a person must do; share of work or duty: to do one's part
- interest or concern: to have some part in a matter
- talent; ability: a man of parts
- a character or role in a theatrical presentation; also, the words, actions, etc. of a character in a play
- Music the score for a particular voice or instrument in a concerted piece; also, any of the voices or instruments in a musical ensemble
- a region; area
- a portion of a country; district
- one of the different sides or parties in a transaction, dispute, conflict, etc.
- ☆ the dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions
Origin of partMiddle English ; from Old English and amp; Old French both ; from Classical Latin pars (gen. partis) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, to sell, hand over in sale, make equal from source Classical Latin par, equal, parare, to equate
- to break or divide into separate parts
- to comb (the hair) in different directions so as to leave a dividing line
- to break up (a connection or relationship) by separating those involved
- to separate (two or more persons or things); break or hold apart
- to separate (substances) as by a chemical process
- Archaic to distribute; share; apportion
- Naut. to break or undergo the breaking of (a hawser, chain, etc.)
Origin of partME parten < OFr partir < L partire, to divide, separate < the n.
- to break or divide into two or more pieces
- to separate and go different ways, as branches of a river
- to separate; leave each other; cease associating
- to go away; leave; depart: with from
- to die
for one's part
for the most part
in good part
- generally; mostly
on the part of someone
- as far as someone is concerned
- by or coming from someone
play a part
- to behave unnaturally in an attempt to deceive
- to participate or sharealso take part
take someone's part
- A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
- Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided: a mixture of two parts flour to one part sugar.
- A division of a book or artistic work such as a film: a novel in three parts.
- a. An organ, member, or other division of an organism: A tail is not a part of a guinea pig.b. parts The external genitals.
- A component that can be separated from or attached to a system; a detachable piece: spare parts for cars.
- often parts A region, area, land, or territory: “Minding your own business is second nature in these parts” (Boston).
- a. A role: He has the main part in the play.b. One's responsibility, duty, or obligation; share: We each do our part to keep the house clean.c. parts Abilities or talents: a person of many parts.
- Music a. The music or score for a particular instrument, as in an orchestra.b. One of the melodic divisions or voices of a contrapuntal composition.
- The line where the hair on the head is parted.
verbpart·ed, part·ing, parts
- a. To cause to move apart; put apart: parted the curtains.b. To divide into two or more parts; split: The ship's prow parted the waves.
- To break up the relationship or association of: A dispute over ownership parted the founders of the business. See Synonyms at separate.
- To comb (hair, for example) away from a dividing line, as on the scalp.
- To go away from; depart from: He parted this life for a better one.
- Archaic To divide into shares or portions.
- a. To be divided or separated: The curtain parted in the middle.b. To move apart: Her lips parted, and she spoke.
- a. To leave one another; take leave: They parted as friends.b. To go away from another; depart: She parted from him at college graduation.c. Archaic To die.
- To separate or divide into ways going in different directions: The road parts about halfway into the forest.
- To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement: The committee parted over the issue of pay raises for employees.
Origin of partMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin pars, part-; see per&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A portion; a component.
- A fraction of a whole. syn. transl.
- Gaul is divided into three parts.
- A distinct element.
- The parts of a chainsaw include the chain, engine, and handle.
- A group inside a larger group. syn. transl.
- Share, especially of a profit.
- I want my part of the bounty.
- A unit of relative proportion in a mixture.
- The mixture comprises one part sodium hydroxide and ten parts water.
- 3.5 centiliters of one ingredient in a mixed drink.
- A section of a document.
- Please turn to Part I, Chapter 2.
- A section of land; an area of a country or other territory; region.
- (mathematics, dated) A factor.
- 3 is a part of 12.
- A fraction of a whole. syn. transl.
- Duty; responsibility.
- to do one's part
- Position or role (especially in a play).
- We all have a part to play.
- (music) The melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece.
- The first violin part in this concerto is very challenging.
- Each of two contrasting sides of an argument, debate etc.; "hand".
- (US) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions. syn. transl.
- The part of his hair was slightly to the left.
- (Judaism) In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3â…“ seconds. syn.
- A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; usually in the plural with a collective sense.
(third-person singular simple present parts, present participle parting, simple past and past participle parted)
- (intransitive) To leave.
- To cut hair with a parting.
- To divide in two.
- to part the curtains
- (intransitive) To be divided in two or separated.
- A rope parts.
- His hair parts in the middle.
- (now rare) To divide up; to share.
- To separate or disunite; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
- To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion.
- to part gold from silver
- To leave; to quit.
- (Internet) To leave (an IRC channel).
From Middle English part, from Old English part (“part") and Old French part (“part"); both from Latin partem, accusative of pars (“piece, portion, share, side, party, faction, role, character, lot, fate, task, lesson, part, member"), from Proto-Indo-European *par-, *per- (“to cut, bore"). Akin to portio (“a portion, part"), parare (“to make ready, prepare"). Displaced Middle English del, dele (“part") (from Old English dÇ£l (“part, distribution")), Middle English dale (“part, portion") (from Old English dÄl (“portion")), Middle English sliver (“part, portion") (from Middle English sliven (“to cut, cleave"), from Old English (tÅ)slÄ«fan (“to split")).