partner: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pärt'nur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate.
    1. a person associated with another or others as a principal or a contributor of capital in a business or a joint venture, usually sharing its risks and profits.
    2. Seespecial partner.
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  3. a husband or a wife; spouse.
  4. either of two people who dance together: my favorite partner in the waltz.
  5. a player on the same side or team as another: My tennis partner was an excellent player.
  6. a framework of timber round a hole in a ship's deck, to support a mast, capstan, pump, etc.
  1. to associate as a partner or partners with.
  2. to serve as the partner of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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