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A part is a section or portion of something larger. When you injure a body part, you only hurt one arm or foot, rather than your entire body.

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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.

Noun
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

Noun
any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team''s success"; "they all did their share of the work"

Noun
something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"

Noun
a line where the hair is parted; "his part was right in the middle"

Noun
so far as concerns the actor specified; "it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part";

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Noun
one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC''s engineering division"

Noun
an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"

Noun
the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"

Noun
the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"

Noun
a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"

Noun
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"

Noun
something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"

Verb
force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

Verb
come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Verb
leave; "The family took off for Florida"

Verb
go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"

Verb
discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"

Adverb
in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"


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.

n.
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.

n.
A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.

n.
A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; -- usually in the plural with a collective sense.

n.
Quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural.

n.
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.

n.
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.

n.
One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction.

n.
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.

n.
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.

n.
To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.

n.
To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.

n.
To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.

n.
Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.

n.
To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.

n.
To leave; to quit.

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.

v. i.
To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; -- often with from.

v. i.
To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; -- followed by with or from.

v. i.
To have a part or share; to partake.

adv.
Partly; in a measure.


Part

Part , n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. Parent, Depart, Parcel, Partner, Party, Portion.] 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.
Our ideas of extension and number -- do they not contain a secret relation of the parts ?
I am a part of all that I have met.
2. Hence, specifically: (a) 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.
A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom, And ever three parts coward.
(b) 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.
The pulse, the glow of every part.
(c) A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; -- usually in the plural with a collective sense. "Men of considerable parts." Burke. "Great quickness of parts." Macaulay.
Which maintained so politic a state of evil, that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with them.
(d) Quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural. "The uttermost part of the heaven." Neh. i. 9.
All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and fears.
(e) (Math.) 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.
Accuse not Nature! she hath done her part; Do thou but thine.
Let me bear My part of danger with an equal share.
4. Hence, specifically: (a) 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.
Make whole kingdoms take her brother's part.
(b) 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.
It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf.
Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
(c) (Mus.) 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 under Most, a. -- In good part, as well done; favorably; acceptably; in a friendly manner. Hooker. 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." Howitt. -- Part of speech (Gram.), a sort or class of words of a particular character; thus, the noun is a part of speech denoting the name of a thing; the verb is a part of speech which asserts something of the subject of a sentence. -- Part owner (Law), one of several owners or tenants in common. See Joint tenant, under Joint. -- 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." Stainer & Barrett. Syn. -- Portion; section; division; fraction; fragment; piece; share; constituent. See Portion, and Section.

Part

Part , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parted; p. pr. & vb. n. Parting.] [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See Part, n.] 1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever. "Thou shalt part it in pieces." Lev. ii. 6.
There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues.
2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.
To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee.
They parted my raiment among them.
3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
The narrow seas that part The French and English.
4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.
The stumbling night did part our weary powers.
5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
The liver minds his own affair, . . . And parts and strains the vital juices.
6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.]
Since presently your souls must part your bodies.
To part a cable (Naut.), to break it. -- To part company, to separate, as travelers or companions.

Part

Part, v. i. 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.
He owned that he had parted from the duke only a few hours before.
His precious bag, which he would by no means part from.
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.
Powerful hands . . . will not part Easily from possession won with arms.
It was strange to him that a father should feel no tenderness at parting with an only son.
4. To have a part or share; to partake. [Obs.] "They shall part alike." 1 Sam. xxx. 24.

Part

Part, adv. Partly; in a measure. [R.] Shak.

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.

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

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.

Partly; in a measure.

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Usage Examples

A girl's legs are her best friends... but even the best of friends must part.

A huge part of acting in movies is appetite. You do your best work when you've got a lot of appetite and you really want to embrace something. When you get tired, you don't have that hunger.

A gun can be dangerous. But a gun can protect you, you can hunt for food with it - you know, the tool itself is a tool. The intention of the party using the tool is a part of the process, right? You know: the knife cuts the steak, stabs the person, saves somebody from danger, cuts somebody out of a car.

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

A balanced diet may be the best medicine. I was eating too much good eats. But people consider that part of your job, you know? Eat. And I do!

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

'Survivor' wouldn't have happened had I not gone out there and helped CBS to sell sponsors to finance the first one. Part of my thinking on 'Survivor' was that it should have rewards that are corporate brands. A Big Mac, one thimble-full of Coca-Cola.

'Days' has always been strong as an icon in TV history, and it's still going on strong and represents the genre of daytime drama so well. I'm proud to be a part of it.

'A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints' was the first real actor-actor part I did, and I hope I to do more. Action movies are fun, but I'd be happy not to do them if there are better roles.

A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it's in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it.

A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men.

A big part of being in a wedding is the financial obligation, and that's something that people don't really talk about, but if you're asked to be in a wedding, you're gonna have to fork over some cash.

A big part of who I am is just the way I was raised. Nobody is better than anyone else, and if you really work hard, you might get lucky and get what you want.

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