What does part mean?

Definitions for part

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word part.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. part, portion, component part, component, constituent(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"; "the animal constituent of plankton"

  2. part, portion(noun)

    something less than the whole of a human artifact

    "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"

  3. part, piece(noun)

    a portion of a natural object

    "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"

  4. part(noun)

    that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation

    "it requires vigilance on our part"; "they resisted every effort on his part"

  5. region, part(noun)

    the extended spatial location of something

    "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"

  6. function, office, part, role(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"

  7. character, role, theatrical role, part, persona(noun)

    an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

    "she played the part of Desdemona"

  8. share, portion, part, percentage(noun)

    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

    "he wanted his share in cash"

  9. part, section, division(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"

  10. part, parting(noun)

    a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions

    "his part was right in the middle"

  11. part, voice(noun)

    the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

    "he tried to sing the tenor part"

  12. contribution, part, share(verb)

    the part played by a person in bringing about a result

    "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work"

  13. separate, part, split(verb)

    go one's own way; move apart

    "The friends separated after the party"

  14. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up(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"

  15. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off(verb)


    "The family took off for Florida"

  16. separate, divide, part(verb)

    come apart

    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

  17. separate, disunite, divide, part(adverb)

    force, take, or pull apart

    "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

  18. partially, partly, part(adverb)

    in part; in some degree; not wholly

    "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"


  1. Part(v. t.)

    To separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's hair in the middle.

  2. Origin: [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See Part, n.]


  1. part(Noun)

    A fraction of a whole; a portion

    Gaul is divided into three parts.

  2. part(Noun)

    A distinct element or component

    The parts of a chainsaw include the chain, engine, and handle.

  3. part(Noun)

    A group inside a larger group

  4. part(Noun)

    duty; responsibility

    to do one's part

  5. part(Noun)

    share, especially of a profit

    I want my part of the bounty.

  6. part(Noun)

    Position or role (especially in a play)

    We all have a part to play.

  7. part(Noun)

    A unit of relative proportion in a mixture

    The mixture comprises one part sodium hydroxide and ten parts water.

  8. part(Noun)

    3.5 centiliters of one ingredient in a mixed drink

  9. part(Noun)

    A section of a document

    Please turn to Part I, Chapter 2.

  10. part(Verb)

    to leave

  11. part(Verb)

    to cut hair with a parting

  12. part(Verb)

    To divide in two.

    to part the curtains

  13. part(Verb)

    to be divided in two or separated

  14. part(Verb)

    to divide up; to share

  15. part(Verb)

    to leave (an IRC channel)

  16. part(Noun)

    The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions

    The part of his hair was slightly to the left.

  17. part(Noun)

    The melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece

    The first violin part in this concerto is very challenging.

  18. part(Noun)

    In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3u2153 seconds

  19. part(Noun)

    A section of land; an area of a country or other territory; region

  20. part(Noun)

    Each of two contrasting sides of an argument, debate etc.; "hand".

  21. part(Adverb)

    partly, partially, fractionally

  22. part(Adjective)

    fractional, partial

    Fred was part owner of the car.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Part(noun)

    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. Part(noun)

    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. Part(noun)

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

  4. Part(noun)

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

  5. Part(noun)

    quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural

  6. Part(noun)

    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. Part(noun)

    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. Part(noun)

    one of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction

  9. Part(noun)

    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. Part(noun)

    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. Part(noun)

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

  12. Part(noun)

    to divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share

  13. Part(noun)

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

  14. Part(noun)

    hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants

  15. Part(noun)

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

  16. Part(noun)

    to leave; to quit

  17. Part(verb)

    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. Part(verb)

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

  19. Part(verb)

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

  20. Part(verb)

    to have a part or share; to partake

  21. Part(adverb)

    partly; in a measure

  22. Origin: [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See Part, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Part

    pärt, n. something less than the whole: a portion: a quantity or number making up with others a larger quantity or number: a fraction: a member or essential part of a whole: a proportional quantity: one's share: interest: side or party: action: character taken by an actor in a play: (math.) a quantity which taken a certain number of times will equal a larger quantity: an exact divisor: (mus.) one of the melodies of a harmony: (pl.) qualities: talents.—v.t. to divide: to make into parts: to put or keep asunder.—v.i. to be separated: to be torn asunder: to have a part or share.—adj. Part′ed (Shak.), endowed with parts or abilities: (bot.) deeply cleft, as a leaf.—n. Part′er.—adv. Part′ly, in part: in some degree.—Part of speech (gram.), one of the various classes of words.—For my part, as far as concerns me; For the most part, commonly; In bad, or ill, part, unfavourably; In good part, favourably; Take part in, to share or to assist in; Take part with, to take one's side. [Fr.,—L. pars, partis.]

Editors Contribution

  1. part

    A piece or portion of something.

    The car part was available at the motor part shop in the town.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019  
  2. part

    A specific element or detail.

    That part was so important that the mechanic went and bought it that day.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'part' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #157

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'part' in Written Corpus Frequency: #296

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'part' in Nouns Frequency: #16

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'part' in Verbs Frequency: #931

Anagrams for part »

  1. prat, rapt, tarp, trap

  2. Tarp

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of part in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of part in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of part in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    That part is over.

  2. Jack Ablin:

    For the most part.

  3. Victor Gobitz:

    It's part of my mandate.

  4. Chip Roy:

    It is part of who we are.

  5. Houston Astros:

    We're part of history now.

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