Meaning of part
Pronunciation: (pärt), [key]
- a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.
- an essential or integral attribute or quality: a sense of humor is part of a healthy personality.
- a section or division of a literary work.
- a portion, member, or organ of an animal body.
- any of a number of more or less equal quantities that compose a whole or into which a whole is divided: Use two parts sugar to one part cocoa.
- an allotted portion; share.
- Usually, a journey to foreign parts.
- a region, quarter, or district:a journey to foreign parts.
- a quality or attribute establishing the possessor as a person of importance or superior worth:Being both a diplomat and a successful businesswoman, she is widely regarded as a woman of parts.
- either of the opposing sides in a contest, question, agreement, etc.
- the dividing line formed in separating the hair of the head and combing it in different directions.
- a constituent piece of a machine or tool either included at the time of manufacture or set in place as a replacement for the original piece.
- a horn part.
- the written or printed matter extracted from the score that a single performer or section uses in the performance of concerted music:a horn part.
- a section or division of a composition:the allegro part of the first movement.
- participation, interest, or concern in something; role: The neighbors must have had some part in planning the surprise party.
- a person's share in or contribution to some action; duty, function, or office: You must do your part if we're to finish by tonight.
- a character or role acted in a play or sustained in real life.
- as far as concerns one: For my part, you can do whatever you please.
- with respect to the greatest part; on the whole; generally; usually; mostly: They are good students, for the most part.
- She was able to take teasing in good part.
- without offense; in a good-natured manner; amiably:She was able to take teasing in good part.
- to a great extent; largely:His success is in good part ascribable to dogged determination.
- in some measure or degree; to some extent; partly; partially: The crop failure was due in part to unusual weather conditions.
- He expressed appreciation on the part of himself and his colleagues.
- so far as pertains to or concerns one:He expressed appreciation on the part of himself and his colleagues.
- as done or manifested by:attention on the part of the audience.Also,on one's part.
- an essential, necessary, or integral part: Her love for her child was part and parcel of her life.
- to participate; share or partake: They refused to take part in any of the activities of the community.
- to align oneself with; support; defend: His parents took his part, even though he was obviously in the wrong.
- to divide (a thing) into parts; break; cleave; divide.
- to comb (the hair) away from a dividing line.
- to divide into shares; distribute in parts; apportion.
- to put or keep apart; separate: They parted the calves from the herd.
- to separate (silver) from gold in refining.
- to cut (one part) away from a piece, as an end from a billet.
- to keep the surface of (a casting) separate from the sand of the mold.
- to leave.
- to be or become divided into parts; break or cleave: The oil tanker parted amidships.
- to go or come apart; separate, as two or more things.
- to go apart from or leave one another, as persons: We'll part no more.
- to be or become separated from something else (usually fol. by from).
- to break or become torn apart, as a cable.
- to depart.
- to die.
- to bid farewell or go separate ways; leave one another.
- to dissolve a personal affiliation, relationship, etc., esp. because of irreconcilable differences.
- to disagree.
- to give up (property, control, etc.); relinquish: to part with one's money.
- partial; of a part: part owner.
- in part; partly: part black.
- part (Thesaurus)