What does partner mean?

Definitions for partner
ˈpɑrt nərpart·ner

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word partner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spouse, partner, married person, mate, better halfnoun

    a person's partner in marriage

  2. collaborator, cooperator, partner, pardnernoun

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

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

  3. partnerverb

    a person who is a member of a partnership

  4. partnerverb

    provide with a partner

  5. partnerverb

    act as a partner

    "Astaire partnered Rogers"


  1. partnernoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Partnernoun

    Etymology: from part.

    My noble partner,
    You greet with present grace,
    That he seems rapt withal. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Noble partners
    Touch you the sowrest points with sweetest terms. William Shakespeare.

    Those of the race of Sem were no partners in the unbelieving work of the tower. Walter Raleigh, History.

    To undergo
    Myself the total crime; or to accuse
    My other self, the partner of my life. John Milton.

    Sapor, king of Persia, had an heaven of glass, which, proudly sitting in his estate, he trod upon, calling himself brother to the sun and moon, and partner with the stars. Henry Peacham, of Geometry.

    The soul continues in her action, till her partner is again qualified to bear her company. Addison.

    Lead in your ladies every one; sweet partner,
    I must not yet forsake you. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

  2. To Partnerverb

    To join; to associate with a partner.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    A lady who
    So fair, and fasten’d to an empery,
    Would make the great’st king double: to be partner’d
    With tomboys, hir’d with self-exhibition,
    Which your own coffers yield. William Shakespeare.


  1. partner

    A partner is a person who shares or participates in a specific task, activity, or relationship with another individual or group. This can refer to various contexts such as business, where a partner shares ownership and responsibilities; in a romantic relationship, a partner is someone intimately involved with another; in dancing, a partner is someone who dances together. Basically, it is someone who collaboratively works, associates or cooperates with another or others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partnernoun

    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. Partnernoun

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

  3. Partnernoun

    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. Partnerverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Partner

    pärt′nėr, n. a sharer: an associate: one engaged with another in business: one who plays on the same side in a game: one who dances with another: a husband or wife.—v.t. (Shak.) to join as a partner.—ns. Part′nership, state of being a partner: a contract between persons engaged in any business; Sleep′ing-part′ner, one who has money invested in a business, but takes no part in its management.

Editors Contribution

  1. partner

    A person united with a person as a couple.

    Her partner said why don't we get married, they agreed and they both created the wedding they would love within weeks and got married.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

  2. partner

    A person united with a person or number of people for a specific business.

    His partner was a friend from college and they created their joint business.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Partner is ranked #67519 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Partner surname appeared 292 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Partner.

    69.1% or 202 total occurrences were White.
    22.9% or 67 total occurrences were Black.
    5.4% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partner in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of partner in a Sentence

  1. Brad Haller:

    Based on early reports and how they are characterizing this as not an' outright sale' and calling Oracle a' trusted tech partner,' this has likely turned into a deal about Oracle's cloud, and storing US-based TikTok users' data in Oracle's data center.

  2. Neil McArthur:

    When Akihiko Kondo look at people who've had difficult sexual experiences, they often find trouble having human partners. People wonder why they'd have sex with a robot or a love affair with a hologram because it's passive, but having a partner who is safe and predictable is often very helpful therapeutically.

  3. Don McLean:

    I’m honored to have her as a girlfriend and a partner and we have no plans to ever break up, we are going to stay together and ride this pony as long as we can.

  4. Sean Bailey:

    Chinese regulations prohibit foreign producers from operating independently and require them to partner with a Chinese production company. The Chinese partner is responsible for securing all filming permits.

  5. Dianne Augelli:

    You want to make sure you're not trying to sync up with your partner unless you're really getting up at the same time every day, everybody has a little bit of a different sleep cycle.

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