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Definition of Part


  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.
  2. 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.
  3. A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.
  4. A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; -- usually in the plural with a collective sense.
  5. Quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.
  12. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.
  13. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
  14. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.
  15. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
  16. To leave; to quit.
  17. 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.
  18. To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; -- often with from.
  19. To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; -- followed by with or from.
  20. To have a part or share; to partake.
  21. Partly; in a measure.
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Part Translations

part in Afrikaans is gedeelte, deel, rol, stuk
part in Danish is rolle, del
part in Dutch is deel, stuk, onderdeel, gedeelte
part in Finnish is osa
part in German is Teil, trennen, Rolle
part in Italian is sezione
part in Latin is pars partis, persona, seco
part in Norwegian is del
part in Portuguese is parte
part in Spanish is parte
part in Swedish is part, stycke, parti, skilja, del, skiljas, roll