What does partner mean?

Definitions for partner
ˈpɑrt nərpart·ner

Here are all the possible meanings 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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

Freebase

  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  

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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Numerology

  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. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Pray for a partner who will love you unconditionally instead of whom will attract your eyes, for the good-looking is non-permanent and for good heart is eternal.

  2. Michael Lynch:

    The last thing the IOC will do is be at odds with the commercial organizations that partner to fund these games.

  3. Brian Pacheco:

    What I appreciate in Ryder’s response is that Winona Ryder states Winona Ryder is speaking from Winona Ryder own experience. I don’t know what happened in Johnny Depp’s relationships with Winona Ryder and Amber Heard, but I can speak to our experiences at Safe Horizon, and Safe Horizon’s absolutely possible that an abuser did not have a known history of abuse or did not abuse a past partner, but then went on to become abusive to a different spouse. What is really important to remember is that we don’t discredit someone’s allegations of abuse just because a former partner said ‘ that did n’t happen to me. ’ Safe Horizon’s within the realm of possibilities that both individuals are telling the truth.

  4. John Richardson:

    We have to be sophisticated in how we approach this so that we don’t force any of our partners into an uncomfortable position where they have to make tradeoffs that are not in their best interest, we would hope to have an approach that would ... include us a primary partner but not necessarily to the exclusion of other partners in the region.

  5. Mike Davies:

    NextVR has spent the last six years perfecting Fox Sports executives and producers VR technology, which made Fox Sports executives and producers the logical first choice for Fox Sports to partner with for this test, nextVR currently is one of the only companies with the ability to transmit live in VR, and Fox Sports executives and producers technology is built on a broadcast platform, making it infinitely scalable.

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Translations for partner

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  • شريكArabic
  • партньорка, партньорBulgarian
  • partnerCzech
  • samarbejde, kavaler, partner, kompagnon, medspillerDanish
  • Partner, PartnerinGerman
  • συμπαίκτρια, συμπαίκτης, παρτενέρ, συνέταιρος, σύντροφοςGreek
  • partneroEsperanto
  • compañeroSpanish
  • همبستر, یار, شریک, همرقص, هنباز, انباز شدن, انبازPersian
  • kumppani, yhteistyökumppani, yhtiömies, pari, partneri, avomies, puolisoFinnish
  • associé, partenaireFrench
  • co-ghaunseyrManx
  • साथीHindi
  • partnerHungarian
  • partnerIndonesian
  • compagnoItalian
  • パートナー, 伴侶, 相棒Japanese
  • ಪಾಲುದಾರKannada
  • هاوبه‌شKurdish
  • sociumLatin
  • hoa hinonga, hoa kanikani, hoa pakihi, hoa mārenaMāori
  • partnerNorwegian
  • partnerDutch
  • partnarNorwegian Nynorsk
  • partner, partnerkaPolish
  • sócio, associar-se, parceira, parceiroPortuguese
  • parteneră, partenerRomanian
  • супруга, компаньонка, партнёрша, партнёр, компаньон, супруг, товарищRussian
  • äkta hälft, kompanjon, samarbeta, partnerSwedish

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