Part definition

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

Spare parts for cars.

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To comb (hair, for example) away from a dividing line, as on the scalp.
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Partially; in part.

Part yellow, part green.

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(archaic) To divide into shares or portions.
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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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Partitive.
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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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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.
  • (math.) An aliquot part.
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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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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 region, area, land, or territory.
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To go away from; depart from.

He parted this life for a better one.

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To cause to move apart; put apart.

Parted the curtains.

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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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The line where the hair on the head is parted.
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The external genitals.
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A role.

He has the main part in the play.

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An organ, member, or other division of an organism.

A tail is not a part of a guinea pig.

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One's responsibility, duty, or obligation; share.

We each do our part to keep the house clean.

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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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To be divided or separated.

The curtain parted in the middle.

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To move apart.

Her lips parted, and she spoke.

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The music or score for a particular instrument, as in an orchestra.
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One of the melodic divisions or voices of a contrapuntal composition.
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To divide into two or more parts; split.

The ship's prow parted the waves.

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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 leave one another; take leave.

They parted as friends.

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To go away from another; depart.

She parted from him at college graduation.

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(archaic) To die.
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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.
  • (music) 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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A region; area.
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A portion of a country; district.
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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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(archaic) To distribute; share; apportion.
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(naut.) 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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To go away; leave; depart.
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To die.
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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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(person) 1935- ; Estonian composer.
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The section of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (1975) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides the technical and procedural standards under which customer premises equipment (CPE) can be connected directly to the United States public switched telephone network (PSTN) without causing harm and without a requirement for protective circuit arrangements. Part 68 allows manufacturers of foreign (i.e., non-telco) equipment to certify that it will cause no harm to the network, thereby eliminating any need for special interface devices incorporating electrical protection. Previously, foreign CPE required individually tested and registered interface devices in order to connect to the PSTN. See also CPE, FCC, and PSTN.
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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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Abilities or talents.

A person of many parts.

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Not full or complete; partial.

A part owner of the business.

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Particle.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
part
Plural:
parts

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