Definition of Part

1. Noun. Something determined in relation to something that includes it. "The animal constituent of plankton"

2. Verb. Go one's own way; move apart. "The friends separated after the party"
Exact synonyms: Separate, Split
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Disperse, Dissipate, Scatter, Spread Out, Break Up, Diffract
Derivative terms: Parting, Separation, Split

3. Adverb. In part; in some degree; not wholly. "He was partially paralyzed"
Exact synonyms: Partially, Partly
Partainyms: Partial
Antonyms: Wholly

4. Noun. Something less than the whole of a human artifact. "Glue the two parts together"

5. Verb. Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways. "My friend and I split up"

6. Noun. A portion of a natural object. "He needed a piece of granite"
Exact synonyms: Piece
Generic synonyms: Thing
Specialized synonyms: Body Part, Corpus, Acicula, Base, Corner, Craton, Cutting, Fragment, Hunk, Lump, Nub, Stub, Segment, Slice, Strip, World
Specialized synonyms: North Atlantic, North Pacific, South Atlantic, South Pacific
Group relationships: Building Block, Unit

7. Verb. Leave. "These cars won't part "; "The family took off for Florida"

8. Noun. That which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation. "They resisted every effort on his part"
Generic synonyms: Concern

9. Verb. Come apart. "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

10. Noun. The extended spatial location of something. "Regions of outer space"

11. Verb. Force, take, or pull apart. "They part their hair "; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

12. Noun. The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group. "Play its role"
Exact synonyms: Function, Office, Role
Generic synonyms: Duty
Specialized synonyms: Capacity, Hat, Portfolio, Lieu, Place, Position, Stead, Second Fiddle
Derivative terms: Function, Officiate, Officiate

13. Noun. An actor's portrayal of someone in a play. "She played the part of Desdemona"

14. Noun. Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group. "He wanted his share in cash"
Exact synonyms: Percentage, Portion, Share
Group relationships: Earnings, Lucre, Net, Net Income, Net Profit, Profit, Profits
Specialized synonyms: Tranche, Dispensation, Dole, Way, Ration, Allowance, Piece, Slice, Split, Interest, Stake, Profit Sharing, Cut, Allocation, Allotment
Generic synonyms: Assets
Derivative terms: Share

15. Noun. One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole. "The BBC's engineering division"

16. Noun. A line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions. "His part was right in the middle"
Exact synonyms: Parting
Group relationships: Hair
Generic synonyms: Line

17. Noun. The melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music. "He tried to sing the tenor part"

18. Noun. The part played by a person in bringing about a result. "They all did their share of the work"
Exact synonyms: Contribution, Share
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Specialized synonyms: End
Derivative terms: Contribute

Definition of Part

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.

3. v. i. 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.

4. adv. Partly; in a measure.

Definition of Part

1. Noun. A fraction of a whole; a portion (jump fraction of a whole s t) ¹

2. Noun. A distinct element or component ¹

3. Noun. A group inside a larger group (jump group within a larger group s t) ¹

4. Noun. duty; responsibility ¹

5. Noun. share, especially of a profit ¹

6. Noun. Position or role (especially in a play) ¹

7. Noun. A unit of relative proportion in a mixture ¹

8. Noun. 3.5 centiliters of one ingredient in a mixed drink ¹

9. Noun. A section of a document ¹

10. Noun. (American English) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions (jump hair dividing line s t) ¹

11. Noun. (music) The melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece ¹

12. Noun. (Judaism) In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3? seconds (jump Hebrew calendar unit s) ¹

13. Noun. A section of land; an area of a country or other territory; region ¹

14. Noun. Each of two contrasting sides of an argument, debate etc.; "hand". ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) to leave ¹

16. Verb. to cut hair with a parting ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To divide in two. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) to be divided in two or separated ¹

19. Verb. (transitive now rare) to divide up; to share ¹

20. Verb. (transitive computing) to leave (an IRC channel) ¹

21. Adjective. fractional, partial ¹

22. Adverb. partly, partially, fractionally ¹

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Definition of Part

1. to divide or break into separate pieces [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Part

1. 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. "He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted." (Shak) "He owned that he had parted from the duke only a few hours before." (Macaulay) "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. "Celia, for thy sake, I part With all that grew so near my heart." (Waller) "Powerful hands . . . Will not part Easily from possession won with arms." (Milton) "It was strange to him that a father should feel no tenderness at parting with an only son." (A. Trollope) 4. To have a part or share; to partake. "They shall part alike." 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) "Our ideas of extension and number do they not contain a secret relation of the parts ?" (Locke) "I am a part of all that I have met." (Tennyson) 2. Hence, specifically: 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) "A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom, And ever three parts coward." (Shak) A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element. "All the parts were formed . . . Into one harmonious body." (Locke) "The pulse, the glow of every part." (Keble) A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; usually in the plural with a collective sense. "Men of considerable parts." . "Great quickness of parts." . "Which maintained so politic a state of evil, that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with them." (Shak) Quarter; region; district; usually in the plural. "The uttermost part of the heaven." . "All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and fears. " (Dryden) 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. 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) "Accuse not Nature! she hath done her part; Do thou but thine." (Milton) "Let me bear My part of danger with an equal share." (Dryden) 4. Hence, specifically: 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) 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. "That part Was aptly fitted and naturally performed." (Shak) "It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf." (Shak) "Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies." (Pope) 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 Most, In good part, as well done; favorably; acceptably; in a friendly manner. In ill part, unfavorably; with displeasure. 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. "She was . . . Part and parcel of the race and place." . Part of speech, one of several owners or tenants in common. See Joint tenant. 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. "A part song differs from a madrigal in its exclusion of contrapuntual devices; from a glee, in its being sung by many voices, instead of by one only, to each part." . Synonym: Portion, section, division, fraction, fragment, piece, share, constituent. See Portion, and Section. Origin: F. Part, L. Pars, gen. Partis; cf. Parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. Parent, Depart, Parcel, Partner, Party, Portion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Part

parson's nose
parson bird
part (current term)
part-time bowler
part-time bowlers
part and parcel
part company
part music
part name
part of speech

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