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part definition

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This page has 54 definitions of part with English translations in 12 languages. Part is a noun, verb, an adjective and adverb. Examples of how to use part in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: párt, pârț, and part.

English part definition

Etymology

From Middle English part, from Old English part (part) and Old French part (part); both from Latin partem, accusative of pars (piece, portion, share, side, party, faction, role, character, lot, fate, task, lesson, part, member), from Proto-Indo-European *par-, *per- (to sell, exchange). Akin to portio (a portion, part), parare (to make ready, prepare). Displaced Middle English del, dele (part) (from Old English dǣl (part, distribution) > Modern English deal (portion; amount)), Middle English dale, dole (part, portion) (from Old English dāl (portion) > Modern English dole), Middle English sliver (part, portion) (from Middle English sliven (to cut, cleave), from Old English (tō)slīfan (to split)).

Pronunciation

Noun

part (plural parts)

  1. A portion; a component.
    1. A fraction of a whole.
      Gaul is divided into three parts.
      • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
        Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
      • 2013 June 1, “Towards the end of poverty”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 11:
        America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a family of four. In the richer parts of the emerging world $4 a day is the poverty barrier. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 ([…]): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.
    2. A distinct element of something larger.
      The parts of a chainsaw include the chain, engine, and handle.
      • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
        It had been arranged as part of the day's programme that Mr. Cooke was to drive those who wished to go over the Rise in his new brake.
      • 2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, in The Economist, volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly):
        A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.
    3. A group inside a larger group.
    4. Share, especially of a profit.
      I want my part of the bounty.
    5. A unit of relative proportion in a mixture.
      The mixture comprises one part sodium hydroxide and ten parts water.
    6. 3.5 centiliters of one ingredient in a mixed drink.
    7. A section of a document.
      Please turn to Part I, Chapter 2.
    8. A section of land; an area of a country or other territory; region.
    9. (mathematics, dated) A factor.
      3 is a part of 12.
    10. (US) A room in a public building, especially a courtroom.
  2. Duty; responsibility.
    to do one’s part
    1. Position or role (especially in a play).
      We all have a part to play.
      • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
        We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
      • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
        He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, [], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.
    2. (music) The melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece.
      The first violin part in this concerto is very challenging.
    3. Each of two contrasting sides of an argument, debate etc.; "hand".
  3. (US) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions.
    The part of his hair was slightly to the left.
  4. (Judaism) In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3⅓ seconds.
  5. A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; usually in the plural with a collective sense.

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  • foreign parts
  • forepart
  • multi-part
  • part-of
  • part-whole
 

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Translations

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Verb

part (third-person singular simple present parts, present participle parting, simple past and past participle parted)

  1. (intransitive) To leave the company of.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene vii]:
      He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted.
    • 1879, Anthony Trollope, John Caldigate
      It was strange to him that a father should feel no tenderness at parting with an only son.
    • 1841, Andrew Reed, The is an Hour when I must Part [1]
      There is an hour when I must part / From all I hold most dear
    • 1860, George Eliot, Recollections of Italy
      his precious bag, which he would by no means part from
  2. To cut hair with a parting; shed.
  3. (transitive) To divide in two.
    to part the curtains
    • 1884, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII
      I run the canoe into a deep dent in the bank that I knowed about; I had to part the willow branches to get in; and when I made fast nobody could a seen the canoe from the outside.
  4. (intransitive) To be divided in two or separated; shed.
    A rope parts.  His hair parts in the middle.
  5. (transitive, now rare) To divide up; to share.
  6. (obsolete) To have a part or share; to partake.
  7. To separate or disunite; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
  8. (obsolete) To hold apart; to stand or intervene between.
  9. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion.
    to part gold from silver
    • 1718, Mat[thew] Prior, “Alma: Or, The Progress of the Mind”, in Poems on Several Occasions, London: [] Jacob Tonson [], and John Barber [], OCLC 5634253:
      The liver minds his own affair, [] / And parts and strains the vital juices.
  10. (transitive, archaic) To leave; to quit.
  11. (transitive, Internet) To leave (an IRC channel).
    • 2000, "Phantom", Re: Uhm... hi... I guess... (on newsgroup alt.support.boy-lovers)
      He parted the channel saying "SHUTUP!" [] so I queried him, asking if there was something I could do [] maybe talk [] so we did [] since then, I've been seeing him on IRC every day (really can't imagine him not being on IRC anymore actually).

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Adjective

part (not comparable)

  1. Fractional; partial.
    Fred was part owner of the car.

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Adverb

part (not comparable)

  1. Partly; partially; fractionally.
    Part finished

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Catalan part definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin partus.

Noun

part m (plural parts)

  1. birthing (act of giving birth)
    Synonyms: deslliurament, desocupament
  2. (figuratively) birth of an idea

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Etymology 2

From Old Occitan part, from Latin partem, accusative of pars, from Proto-Italic *partis.

Noun

part f (plural parts)

  1. part, portion

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Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin Parthus (Parthia).

Adjective

part (feminine parta, masculine plural parts, feminine plural partes)

  1. Parthian

Noun

part m (plural parts, feminine parta)

  1. Parthian

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Czech part definition

Etymology

Latin pars

Pronunciation

Noun

part m

  1. part (the melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece)

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Further reading

  • part in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • part in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch part definition

Pronunciation

Noun

part n (plural parten, diminutive partje n)

  1. part

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Estonian part definition

Etymology

Onomatopoetic. Cognate to Votic partti. Probably the same root as in parisema (to thud with pauses).

Noun

part (genitive pardi, partitive parti)

  1. duck

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Faroese part definition

Noun

part m

  1. participle accusative singular of partur
    fyri ein part - partial

French part definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French part, from Latin partem, accusative of pars, from Proto-Italic *partis.

Noun

part f (plural parts)

  1. share
    une grande parta large share
  2. portion, part, slice
    une grande part de tartea large portion of cake
    pour ma partfor my part, as far as I'm concerned, as for me
    pour la part de mon ami
    as far as my friend's concerned, as for my friend
  3. proportion
    une grande part de qcha large proportion of something
    il y a une grande part de fiction dans son récit
    his/her account is highly fictional
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Etymology 2

Conjugated form of -ir verb partir

Verb

part

  1. third-person singular present indicative of partir

Etymology 3

From Latin partus.

Noun

part m (plural parts)

  1. newborn

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Friulian part definition

Etymology 1

From Latin pars, partem.

Noun

part f (plural parts)

  1. part

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Etymology 2

From Latin partus.

Noun

part m (plural parts)

  1. delivery, birth, childbirth

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Hungarian part definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian, from Latin portus. Compare Italian porto (port, harbour).[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

part (plural partok)

  1. shore, coast, bank, beach

Declension

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative part partok
accusative partot partokat
dative partnak partoknak
instrumental parttal partokkal
causal-final partért partokért
translative parttá partokká
terminative partig partokig
essive-formal partként partokként
essive-modal
inessive partban partokban
superessive parton partokon
adessive partnál partoknál
illative partba partokba
sublative partra partokra
allative parthoz partokhoz
elative partból partokból
delative partról partokról
ablative parttól partoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
parté partoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
partéi partokéi
Possessive forms of part
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. partom partjaim
2nd person sing. partod partjaid
3rd person sing. partja partjai
1st person plural partunk partjaink
2nd person plural partotok partjaitok
3rd person plural partjuk partjaik

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References

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN   (See also its second, revised, expanded edition published in 2021: →ISBN)

Further reading

  • part in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic part definition

Noun

part

  1. indefinite accusative singular of partur

Ladin part definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin pars, partem.

Noun

part f (plural part)

  1. part

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Middle English part definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French part and Old English part, both from Latin partem, accusative singular of pars, from Proto-Italic *partis.

Noun

part (plural partes)

  1. part

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Swedish part definition

Etymology

Ultimately borrowed from Latin pars.

Pronunciation

Noun

part c

  1. part, piece
  2. party (law: person), stakeholder
    att vara part i målet
    to have a stake in the claim, to partial, to be biased
    arbetsmarknadens parter
    the stakeholders of the labour market, i.e. trade unions and employers' organizations

Declension

Declension of part 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative part parten parter parterna
Genitive parts partens parters parternas

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Veps part definition

Etymology

Borrowing from Russian парта (parta).

Noun

part

  1. bench