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  Definition of part
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
  4. a line where the hair is parted; "his part was right in the middle"
  5. so far as concerns the actor specified; "it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part";
  6. 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"
  7. an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
  8. the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
  9. the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
  10. a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
  11. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
  12. 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"
  13. force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
  14. come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  15. leave; "The family took off for Florida"
  16. go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
  17. 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"
  18. in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"
Similar Words: function, office, role, contribution, share, portion, section, division, character, theatrical role, persona, voice, region, piece, percentage, component part, component, separate, disunite, divide, depart, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off, split, split up, break, break up, partially, partly


See Also: spare, give up, part with, dispense with


Hyponyms: capacity, hat, portfolio, stead, position, place, lieu, second fiddle, end, appendage, bulb, butt, stub, component, constituent, element, cutout, foible, forte, fraction, heel, hub, jetsam, limb, peen, piece, pressing, section, segment, shank, waist, toe, turnout, widening, wreckage, beginning, middle, high point, factor, ingredient, bit part, minor role, heavy, hero, ingenue, title role, name part, heroine, villain, baddie, primo, secondo, voice part, accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support, bass, bass part, atmosphere, air, biosphere, depth, interplanetary space, interstellar space, heliosphere, intergalactic space, deep space, aerospace, zone, belt, bottom, county, distance, eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la, extremity, D-layer, D region, Appleton layer, F layer, F region, Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer, E layer, E region, hell, hell on earth, hellhole, snake pit, the pits, inferno, inside, interior, ionosphere, layer, outside, exterior, radius, side, vacuum, vacuity, top, zodiac, sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house, Witwatersrand, Rand, Reef, black hole, mare, maria, body part, corpus, acicula, base, corner, craton, cutting, fragment, hunk, lump, nub, slice, strip, world, tranche, dispensation, dole, way, ration, allowance, split, interest, stake, profit sharing, cut, allotment, allocation, language unit, linguistic unit, item, point, basis, detail, particular, unit, member, substance, remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest, subpart, compartmentalize, compartmentalise, cut up, polarize, polarise, sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate, disjoin, disjoint, disarticulate, disconnect, tear, joint, gin, break, sever, break up, rupture, snap, bust, subdivide, calve, chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off, detach, come away, segregate, reduce, partition, partition off, dismember, take apart, discerp, gerrymander, take off, lift off, roar off, blaze, blaze out, sally forth, sally out, disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out, diffract, give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate, disunify, break apart, disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite, break with, split up, secede, splinter


Pertainyms: partial


Part Meronyms: whole, whole thing, unit, hair, building block, net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings, meronymy, part to whole relation


Derivational Morphology: officiate, function, contribute, give, chip in, kick in, segment, section, impersonate, portray, embody, be, personify, partake, share, partake in, separation, breakup, detachment, takeoff, farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting, passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release, going away, leaving, departer, leaver, goer, schism, split, dissolution, rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out, separatist, separationist, legal separation


Anagrams: trap, tarp, prat, rapt


Language Translations:
Chinese: 部份   Croatian: dio and uloga  
Dutch: deel   Esperanto: parto and rolo  
Finnish: osa   French: partie and rôle  
German: Rolle and Teil   Hungarian: rész  
Italian: parte   Japanese: and 一部  
Korean: 부분   Kurdish: به‌ش  
Polish: rola   Portuguese: parte  
Russian: роль and часть   Serbian: deo and uloga  
Spanish: papel and parte   Swedish: del  
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