What does partnership mean?

Definitions for partnership
ˈpɑrt nərˌʃɪppart·ner·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. partnershipnoun

    the members of a business venture created by contract

  2. partnershipnoun

    a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal

    "effective language learning is a partnership between school, teacher and student"; "the action teams worked in partnership with the government"

  3. partnershipnoun

    a contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses


  1. partnershipnoun

    the state of being associated with a partner

  2. partnershipnoun

    an association of two or more people to conduct a business

  3. partnershipnoun

    the period when two specific batsmen are batting - from the fall of one wicket until the fall of the next; the number of runs scored during this period

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Partnershipnoun

    Etymology: from partner.

    He does possession keep,
    And is too wise to hazard partnership. Dryden.

    ’Tis a necessary rule in alliances, partnerships and all manner of civil dealings, to have a strict regard to the disposition of those we have to do withal. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partnershipnoun

    the state or condition of being a partner; as, to be in partnership with another; to have partnership in the fortunes of a family or a state

  2. Partnershipnoun

    a division or sharing among partners; joint possession or interest

  3. Partnershipnoun

    an alliance or association of persons for the prosecution of an undertaking or a business on joint account; a company; a firm; a house; as, to form a partnership

  4. Partnershipnoun

    a contract between two or more competent persons for joining together their money, goods, labor, and skill, or any or all of them, under an understanding that there shall be a communion of profit between them, and for the purpose of carrying on a legal trade, business, or adventure

  5. Partnershipnoun

    see Fellowship, n., 6


  1. Partnership

    A partnership is an arrangement where parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. Since humans are social beings, partnerships between individual, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools, governments, and varied combinations thereof, have always been and remain commonplace. In the most frequently associated instance of the termo, a partnership is formed between one or more businesses in which partners co-labor to achieve and share profits and losses. Partnerships exist within, and across, sectors. Non-profit, religious, and political organizations may partner together to increase the likelihood of each achieving their mission and to amplify their reach. In what is usually called an alliance, governments may partner to achieve their national interests, sometimes against allied governments who hold contrary interests, such as occurred during World War II and the Cold War. In education, accrediting agencies increasingly evaluate schools by the level and quality of their partnerships with other schools and a variety of other entities across societal sectors. Partnerships also occur at personal levels, such as when two or more individuals agree to domicile together, while other partnerships are not only personal but private, known only ti the involved parties.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. partnership

    Partnership with a neutral cannot legalize commerce with a belligerent.

Editors Contribution

  1. partnership

    The unity created with a partner.

    Their partnership was amazing and they both loved each other dearly, they are getting married this year as they both chose it.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  
  2. partnership

    To create with a partner.

    Their plan for their wedding is a marriage of joy, love, unity, openness, transparency, honesty, commitment and many more things they have discussed since they met.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'partnership' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2943

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'partnership' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3123

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'partnership' in Nouns Frequency: #1078

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partnership in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partnership in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of partnership in a Sentence

  1. The White House:

    The two leaders reaffirmed the historic friendship and deep strategic partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

  2. Ayelet Shaked:

    Today we are forming a new right-wing party for the secular and the religious, a party that, for the first time in the history of the country, will have full equal partnership between the two groups.

  3. Wang Wentian:

    As a strong pillar of the iron-clad partnership, China-Cambodia military cooperation is in the fundamental interests of our two nations and two peoples.

  4. Robert Redfield:

    This needs to be a partnership. It's not all the burden of the federal government to invest in public health at the local level.

  5. Elizabeth Lusskin:

    These are real issues that exist in cities everywhere — Long Island City Partnership's nothing new, we're going to continue to need more schools, more open space, an upgraded street [ design ] and intra-Long Island City transportation. It's a big neighborhood.

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