Partner definition

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To become partners or work or associate as partners.

Partnered with a friend in a new venture.

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One that is united or associated with another or others in an activity or a sphere of common interest, especially:
  • A member of a business partnership.
  • A spouse.
  • A domestic partner.
  • A lover.
  • Either of two persons dancing together.
  • One of a pair or team in a sport or game, such as tennis or bridge.
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To join (others) together as partners.
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(nautical) A wooden framework used to strengthen a ship's deck at the point where a mast or other structure passes through it.
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A person who takes part in some activity in common with another or others; associate.
  • One of two or more persons engaged in the same business enterprise and sharing its profits and risks: each is an agent for the other or others and is liable, except when limited to his or her own investment, for the debts of the firm.
  • A husband or wife.
  • Either of two persons dancing together.
  • Either of two players on the same side or team playing or competing against two others, as in bridge or tennis.
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Either of two persons having sex with each other.
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Someone who is associated with another in a common activity or interest.
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The definition of a partner is a person who takes part in an activity or business with others or one of two people who are in a relationship.

An example of a partner is someone who owns a business with another.

An example of a partner is a husband or a wife.

An example of a partner is a girlfriend who lives with her boyfriend.

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To be or make a partner of.

She was partnered with her brother in the canoe race.

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(naut.) A framework, as of timbers, for supporting a mast, capstan, etc. where it passes through the deck.
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Either of two persons not married to each other but otherwise in an intimate, spouse-like relationship.
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To be or provide a partner for.
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(nautical) One of the pieces of wood comprising the framework which strengthens the deck of a wooden ship around the holes through which the mast and other fittings pass.
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(Jamaica) A group financial arrangement in which each member contributes a set amount of money over a set period.
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To make or be a partner.
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To work or perform as a partner.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
partner
Plural:
partners

Origin of partner

  • Middle English partener alteration (influenced by part part) of parcener parcener parcener

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late 13c., from Old French parçonneour (“joint heir") from parçon (“partition"), from Latin partitionem (“portion"). The word may also represent Old French part tenour (“part holder").

    From Wiktionary