Pronunciation: pärt
n.1.One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded as divided; something less than a whole; a number, quantity, mass, or the like, regarded as going to make up, with others, a larger number, quantity, mass, etc., whether actually separate or not; a piece; a fragment; a fraction; a division; a member; a constituent.
And kept back part of the price, . . . and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles'feet.
- Acts v. 2.
I am a part of all that I have met.
- Tennyson.
2.An equal constituent portion; one of several or many like quantities, numbers, etc., into which anything is divided, or of which it is composed; proportional division or ingredient.
An homer is the tenth part of an ephah.
- Ex. xvi. 36.
3.A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.
The pulse, the glow of every part.
- Keble.
3.That which belongs to one, or which is assumed by one, or which falls to one, in a division or apportionment; share; portion; lot; interest; concern; duty; office.
We have no part in David.
- 2 Sam. xx. 1.
Let me bear
My part of danger with an equal share.
- Dryden.
4.A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; - usually in the plural with a collective sense.
4.One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction.
For he that is not against us is on our part.
- Mark ix. 40.
Make whole kingdoms take her brother's part.
- Waller.
5.Quarter; region; district; - usually in the plural.
5.A particular character in a drama or a play; an assumed personification; also, the language, actions, and influence of a character or an actor in a play; or, figuratively, in real life; as, to play the part of Macbeth. See To act a part, under Act.
It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf.
- Shak.
6.(Math.) Such portion of any quantity, as when taken a certain number of times, will exactly make that quantity; as, 3 is a part of 12; - the opposite of multiple. Also, a line or other element of a geometrical figure.
6.(Mus.) One of the different melodies of a concerted composition, which heard in union compose its harmony; also, the music for each voice or instrument; as, the treble, tenor, or bass part; the violin part, etc.
For my part
so far as concerns me; for my share.
For the most part
See under Most, a.
In good part
as well done; favorably; acceptably; in a friendly manner; as, to take an act in good part.
In ill part
unfavorably; with displeasure.
- Hooker.
In part
in some degree; partly.
Part and parcel
an essential or constituent portion; - a reduplicative phrase. Cf. might and main, kith and kin, etc.
Part of speech
(Gram.) a sort or class of words of a particular character; thus, the noun is a part of speech denoting the name of a thing; the verb is a part of speech which asserts something of the subject of a sentence.
- Howitt.
Part owner
(Law) one of several owners or tenants in common. See Joint tenant, under Joint.
Part singing
singing in which two or more of the harmonic parts are taken.
Part song
a song in two or more (commonly four) distinct vocal parts.
- Stainer & Barrett.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Parted; p. pr. & vb. n. Parting.]
1.To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.
2.To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.
They parted my raiment among them.
- John xix. 24.
3.To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
- Ruth i. 17.
4.To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.
5.To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
6.To leave; to quit.
7.To separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's hair in the middle.
To part a cable
(Naut.) to break it.
To part company
to separate, as travelers or companions.
v. i.1.To be broken or divided into parts or pieces; to break; to become separated; to go asunder; as, rope parts; his hair parts in the middle.
2.To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; - often with from.
His precious bag, which he would by no means part from.
- G. Eliot.
3.To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; - followed by with or from; as, to part with one's money.
4.To have a part or share; to partake.
adv.1.Partly; in a measure.
Noun1.part - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"
2.Partpart - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
Synonyms: region
3.part - so far as concerns the actor specified; "it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part";
4.part - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
Synonyms: portion
5.part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
Synonyms: division, section
6.Partpart - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
Synonyms: role, function, office
7.part - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
Synonyms: piece
8.part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
9.part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
10.part - any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success"; "they all did their share of the work"
Synonyms: contribution, share
11.part - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
Synonyms: voice
12.part - a line where the hair is parted; "his part was right in the middle"
Verb1.part - go one's own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
Synonyms: split, separate
2.part - discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
3.part - leave; "The family took off for Florida"
4.part - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
Synonyms: divide, separate
5.part - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
Adv.1.part - in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"
Synonyms: partially, partly
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Parsley fern
parsley haw
Parsley piert
parsley-leaved thorn
Parson bird
parson's nose
Parsons table
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Part and parcel
part music
part name
part of speech
Part owner
Part singing
Part song
part to whole relation
part with
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