part meaning

[ pɑ:t ] Pronunciation:   "part" in a sentence
Noun: part  paa(r)t
  1. Something determined in relation to something that includes it
    "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"
Adverb: part  paa(r)t
  1. In part; in some degree; not wholly
    - partially, partly
Verb: part  paa(r)t
  1. Go one's own way; move apart
    - separate, split 
  2. Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    - separate, split up, split, break, break up 
  3. Leave
    - depart, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off 
  4. Come apart
    - separate, divide 
  5. Force, take, or pull apart
    "Moses parted the Red Sea"
    - separate, disunite, divide

Derived forms: parts, parting, parted

See also: part with, partial, parting, partitive

Type of: air, assets, attempt, change, characterization, concept, conception, concern, construct, displace, duty, effort, enactment, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], go away, go forth, leave, line, location, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, move, object, personation, physical object, portrayal, relation, strain, thing, try, tune

Part of: building block, earnings, hair, lucre, meronymy, net, net income, net profit, part to whole relation, profit, profits, unit, whole

Encyclopedia: Part


Abbr. for partition.

AmE / noun, verb

noun [C]


a piece of a machine or structure:

They have difficulty getting parts for their ageing machinery.

a manufacturer of aircraft parts


take part (in sth)

to be involved in sth


PLAY verb, SUM noun



part company (with/from sb/sth)

to leave sb/sth; to end a relationship with sb:

The firm has parted company with its chairman

(= they asked him to leave).

"An element of a subassembly, not normally useful by itself and not amenable to further disassembly for maintenance purposes."

1 : one of several or many like units into which something is divided or of which it is composed : a proportional division or ingredient ‹mix the powder with three parts of water› ‹the compound contained two parts oxygen›
2 : a portion of an animal body: as
a : an essential anatomical element : ORGAN , MEMBER ‹the chief parts of the digestive system are the esophagus, stomach, intestine, and associated glands›
b : an indefinite area or one lacking or not considered in respect to a natural boundary ‹bathe the affected part with warm water›


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  1. that's part of my case against marriage.
  2. i will give you a pound in part payment.
  3. the river divides the city into two parts.
  4. you shall have some part of your will.
  5. she looked at the lower part of the carriages.

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