Definition of 'part'
- 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"
Synonyms: portion component part component
- the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
- in so far as the actor specified is concerned; "it requires vigilance on our part"; "they resisted every effort on his part"
- something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
- 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"
Synonyms: section division
- 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"
Synonyms: function office role
- a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
- an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
Synonyms: character role theatrical role persona
- assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
Synonyms: share portion percentage
- 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"
Synonyms: contribution share
- the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
- a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions; "his part was right in the middle"
- go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
Synonyms: separate split
- 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"
Synonyms: separate split up split break break up
- leave; "The family took off for Florida"
Synonyms: depart start start out set forth set off set out take off
- come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
Synonyms: separate divide
- force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
Synonyms: separate disunite divide
- in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"
Synonyms: partially partly
Antonyms: wholly entirely completely totally all altogether whole