Definitions for Partnerˈpɑrt nər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

part•nerˈpɑrt nər(n.)

  1. a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; associate.

  2. one of two or more persons who contribute capital to establish or maintain a commercial venture and who usu. share in the risks and profits.

    Category: Law

  3. Category: Business

    Ref: silent partner.

  4. a husband, wife, or lover.

  5. either of two people who dance together.

  6. a player on the same side or team as another.

  7. partners, a framework of timber around a hole in a ship's deck, to support a mast, capstan, etc.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  8. (v.t.)to associate as a partner or partners with.

  9. to serve as the partner of.

Origin of partner:

1250–1300; ME partener, alter. of parcener parcener , by assoc. with part part

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half(noun)

    a person's partner in marriage

  2. collaborator, cooperator, partner, pardner(noun)

    an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest

    "the musician and the librettist were collaborators"; "sexual partners"

  3. partner(verb)

    a person who is a member of a partnership

  4. partner(verb)

    provide with a partner

  5. partner(verb)

    act as a partner

    "Astaire partnered Rogers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. partner(noun)ˈpɑrt nər

    sb who lives and has a sexual relationship with another person

    I've never met his partner.

  2. partnerˈpɑrt nər

    sb who does a particular activity with another person

    She's my running/dance partner.

  3. partnerˈpɑrt nər

    one of several people who own a business together

    a business partner


  1. partner(Noun)

    One of the pieces of wood comprising the framework which strengthens the deck of a wooden ship around the holes through which the mast and other fittings pass.

  2. Origin: Late 13c., from parçonneour from parçon, from partitionem. The word may also represent Old French part tenour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partner(noun)

    one who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. "Partner of his fortune." Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who dance together. (c) One who shares as a member of a partnership in the management, or in the gains and losses, of a business

  2. Partner(noun)

    an associate in any business or occupation; a member of a partnership. See Partnership

  3. Partner(noun)

    a framework of heavy timber surrounding an opening in a deck, to strengthen it for the support of a mast, pump, capstan, or the like

  4. Partner(verb)

    to associate, to join


  1. Partner

    A partner in a law firm, accounting firm, consulting firm, or financial firm is a highly ranked position. Originally, these businesses were set up as legal partnerships in which the partners were entitled to a share of the profits of the enterprise. The name has remained even though many of these entities are now corporations. Sometimes senior employees of the firm may have the title "partner" to indicate a profit sharing status. Salaried partners are distinguished from equity partners, who own the business.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Partner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2089

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Partner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3111

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Partner' in Nouns Frequency: #533

Translations for Partner

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who shares the ownership of a business etc with one or more others

She was made a partner in the firm.

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