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Definitions of part

  1. 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"
  2. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; " she played the part of Desdemona"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. leave; " The family took off for Florida"
  6. force, take, or pull apart; " He separated the fighting children"; " Moses parted the Red Sea"
  7. come apart; " The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. something less than the whole of a human artifact; " the rear part of the house"; " glue the two parts together"
  11. a line where the hair is parted; " his part was right in the middle"
  12. the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; " he tried to sing the tenor part"
  13. the extended spatial location of something; " the farming regions of France"; " religions in all parts of the world"; " regions of outer space"
  14. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; " he wanted his share in cash"
  15. in part; in some degree; not wholly; " I felt partly to blame"; " He was partially paralyzed"
  16. relating to only part of a whole; " part owner"
  17. a portion of a natural object; " they analyzed the river into three parts"; " he needed a piece of granite"
  18. so far as concerns the actor specified; " it requires vigilance on our part" or " they resisted every effort on his part";
  19. go one's own away; move apart; " The friends separated after the party"
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.
  23. 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.
  24. One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction.
  25. 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. See To act a part, under Act.
  26. 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.
  27. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.
  28. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.
  29. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
  30. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.
  31. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
  32. To leave; to quit.
  33. 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.
  34. To have a part or share; to partake.
  35. Partly; in a measure.
  36. A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; - usually in the plural with a collective sense.
  37. Quarter; region; district; - usually in the plural.
  38. 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.
  39. To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; - often with from.
  40. To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; - followed by with or from.
  41. Something less than the whole; piece or portion; share; member or organ; side or party; concern or interest; any one of the characters of a play; as, the leading part; one of the melodies in a harmony; quarter; region; ability or talent; as, a man of fine parts.
  42. To divide into two or more pieces; separate.
  43. To be separated; to go away; take leave.
  44. A portion: a quantity or number making up with others a larger quantity or number: a fraction: a member: a proportional quantity: share: interest: side or party: action: ( math.) a quantity which taken a certain number of times will equal a larger quantity: ( music) one of the melodies of a harmony:- pl. qualities: talents.
  45. To divide: to make into parts: to put or keep asunder.
  46. To be separated: to be torn asunder: to have a part or share.
  47. Portion; share; side.
  48. To divide; separate.
  49. To divide into parts or portions; come apart; sever; separate.
  50. A certain portion of anything; a member.
  51. A region; quarter; side; party; cause; duty.
  52. Qualities; powers; accomplishments.
  53. A portion, piece, or fragment; portion considered apart; a member; division; ingredient; share; proportional quantity; interest; side; party; role; one of the melodies in a harmony; portion which, when multiplied a certain number of times, shall equal the whole.
  54. To sever into two or more pieces; to distribute; to separate.
  55. To be separated; to quit each other; to break or to bo torn asunder. Part of speech, class of words. In good part, favourably. In ill part, unfavourably.
  56. A piece or fragment separated from a whole thing; a portion or share; something less than the whole; an ingredient; a proportional quantity; concern or interest; a character or personage in a play; something relating or belonging to, as, for my part; particular office or character; side; party.
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Usage examples for part

  1. " Do take her part when the time comes. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. Why not a part of it? – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  3. The best part of me will be left here when I do go. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  4. At the same time there was nothing like ill- will on Goethe's part – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  5. And then we'll never part again. – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  6. For my part she said, I wish they had come with us. – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
  7. " Did we part good friends? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. If not just here, then some part of the island. – The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island by Cyril Burleigh
  9. She has been with me a long time, but you know she was ill, and I could not part with her besides. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  10. And now for my own part – Queen Hildegarde by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  11. All right, then you can take 'Science and Health' and find that part – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  12. If there is money in the country, they have a right to a part of it and they will take it. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. On my part I tried to help. – Friday, the Thirteenth by Thomas W. Lawson
  14. For my part I wish I was out of it." – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  15. Some of 'em were part Indian, an' mean. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  16. But it isn't part of me as it was. – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  17. Of a part only, they replied. – Phaedo The Last Hours Of Socrates by Plato
  18. It is part of the business. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  19. They were a part of my life. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  20. Don't stop to tell that part but just do go on. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
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