Part meaning

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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.

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A region, area, land, or territory.
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The line where the hair on the head is parted.
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To break up the relationship or association of.

A dispute over ownership parted the founders of the business.

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To comb (hair, for example) away from a dividing line, as on the scalp.
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To go away from; depart from.

He parted this life for a better one.

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To divide into shares or portions.
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To separate or divide into ways going in different directions.

The road parts about halfway into the forest.

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To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement.

The committee parted over the issue of pay raises for employees.

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Partially; in part.

Part yellow, part green.

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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.

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A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
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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.

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A division of a book or artistic work such as a film.

A novel in three parts.

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A component that can be separated from or attached to a system; a detachable piece.

Spare parts for cars.

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Not full or complete; partial.

A part owner of the business.

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Particle.
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Partitive.
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A portion or division of a whole.
  • 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 separate or distinct in some way.
    A rainy part of the country.
  • A segment or organ of the body of humans and animals.
  • A division of a literary work.
  • An aliquot part.
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A portion assigned or given; share.
  • 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.
  • The score for a particular voice or instrument in a concerted piece; also, any of the voices or instruments in a musical ensemble.
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One of the different sides or parties in a transaction, dispute, conflict, etc.

The party of the first part.

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The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions.
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To break or divide into separate parts.
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To comb (the hair) in different directions so as to leave a dividing line.
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To break up (a connection or relationship) by separating those involved.
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To separate (two or more persons or things); break or hold apart.
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To separate (substances) as by a chemical process.
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To distribute; share; apportion.
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To break or undergo the breaking of (a hawser, chain, etc.)
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To break or divide into two or more pieces.
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To separate and go different ways, as branches of a river.
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To separate; leave each other; cease associating.
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Of or having to do with only a part; partial.
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Partly; in part.
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Participial.
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Participle.
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Particular.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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".

To do one's part.

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(US) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions. syn. transl.

The part of his hair was slightly to the left.

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(Judaism) In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3â…“ seconds. syn.
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A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; usually in the plural with a collective sense.
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(intransitive) To leave.
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To cut hair with a parting.
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To divide in two.

To part the curtains.

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(intransitive) To be divided in two or separated.

A rope parts.

His hair parts in the middle.

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(now rare) To divide up; to share.
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To separate or disunite; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
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To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion.

To part gold from silver.

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To leave; to quit.
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(Internet) To leave (an IRC channel).
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Fred was part owner of the car.

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Part finished.

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for (one's) part
  • So far as one is concerned.
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for the most part
  • To the greater extent; generally or mostly.
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in good part
  • Good-naturedly or with good grace; without taking offense:.
    Take a joke in good part.
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in part
  • To some extent; partly.
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on the part of
  • Regarding or with respect to (the one specified):.
    Brilliant strategy on the part of Confederate forces ensured their victory at Chancellorsville.
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part and parcel
  • A basic or essential part:.
    Working overtime is part and parcel of my job.
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part company
  • To leave one another's presence; go away or separate.
  • To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement.
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take part
  • To join in; participate:.
    She took part in the celebration.
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take (someone's) part
  • To side with in a disagreement; support.
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for one's part
  • As far as one is concerned.
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for the most part
  • In the greatest part or to the greatest extent; mostly; generally.
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in good part
  • Good-naturedly.
  • Generally; mostly.
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in part
  • To a certain extent or degree; partly.
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on the part of someone
  • As far as someone is concerned.
  • By or coming from someone.
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part with
  • To give up; let go; relinquish.
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play a part
  • To behave unnaturally in an attempt to deceive.
  • To participate or share.
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take someone's part
  • To support someone in a struggle or disagreement; side with someone.
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Origin of part

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin pars part- perə-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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 dāl (“portion")), Middle English sliver (“part, portion") (from Middle English sliven (“to cut, cleave"), from Old English (tō)slÄ«fan (“to split")).
    From Wiktionary