Spare parts for cars.
Part yellow, part green.
A mixture of two parts flour to one part sugar.
A dispute over ownership parted the founders 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.
- (math.) An aliquot part.
A novel in three parts.
An example of a part is a slice of pie.
An example of a part is a transmission for a car.
He parted this life for a better one.
Parted the curtains.
An example of to part is to slice up a pumpkin pie.
An example of to part is for a couple to break up.
He has the main part in the play.
A tail is not a part of a guinea pig.
We each do our part to keep the house clean.
The committee parted over the issue of pay raises for employees.
The curtain parted in the middle.
Her lips parted, and she spoke.
The ship's prow parted the waves.
The road parts about halfway into the forest.
They parted as friends.
She parted from him at college graduation.
- 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.
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.
A person of many parts.
A part owner of the business.
- 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
Other Word Forms
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 dāl (“portion")), Middle English sliver (“part, portion") (from Middle English sliven (“to cut, cleave"), from Old English (tō)slÄ«fan (“to split")).