An example of to part is to slice up a pumpkin pie.
An example of to part is for a couple to break up.
A dispute over ownership parted the founders of the business.
He parted this life for a better one.
The road parts about halfway into the forest.
The committee parted over the issue of pay raises for employees.
Part yellow, part green.
An example of a part is a slice of pie.
An example of a part is a transmission for a car.
A mixture of two parts flour to one part sugar.
A novel in three parts.
Spare parts for cars.
A part owner of the business.
- 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.
- 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.
The party of the first part.
- 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.
- (mathematics, dated) A factor.3 is a part of 12.
To do one's part.
The part of his hair was slightly to the left.
To part the curtains.
A rope parts.
His hair parts in the middle.
To part gold from silver.
- So far as one is concerned.
- To the greater extent; generally or mostly.
- Good-naturedly or with good grace; without taking offense:.Take a joke in good part.
- To some extent; partly.
- Regarding or with respect to (the one specified):.Brilliant strategy on the part of Confederate forces ensured their victory at Chancellorsville.
- A basic or essential part:.Working overtime is part and parcel of my job.
- To leave one another's presence; go away or separate.
- To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement.
- To join in; participate:.She took part in the celebration.
- To side with in a disagreement; support.
- As far as one is concerned.
- In the greatest part or to the greatest extent; mostly; generally.
- Generally; mostly.
- To a certain extent or degree; partly.
- As far as someone is concerned.
- By or coming from someone.
- To give up; let go; relinquish.
- To behave unnaturally in an attempt to deceive.
- To participate or share.
- To support someone in a struggle or disagreement; side with someone.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 dÄl (“portion")), Middle English sliver (“part, portion") (from Middle English sliven (“to cut, cleave"), from Old English (tÅ)slÄ«fan (“to split")).