Partial to spicy food.
A decision that was partial to the plaintiff.
The first chapter of a long book is an example of a partial sample of the book.
When you like fresh flowers, this is an example of a situation where you are partial to fresh flowers.
The plan calls for partial deployment of missiles. The police have only a partial description of the suspect.
- fond of; having a liking for
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of partial
- Middle English parcial from Old French from Late Latin partiālis from Latin pars part- part part
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition