1. [ noun ] something determined in relation to something that includes it
Synonyms: portion component component_part

"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"

Related terms: relation rest item detail member unit substance language_unit subpart base meronymy
2. [ noun ] the extended spatial location of something
Synonyms: region

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

Related terms: location air side county top atmosphere distance inside outside hell bottom outer_space interplanetary_space sign_of_the_zodiac belt eden mare radius layer depth black_hole biosphere extremity rand Appleton_layer D-layer deep_space Heaviside_layer ionosphere zone aerospace intergalactic_space zodiac vacuum heliosphere interstellar_space
3. [ noun ] so far as concerns the actor specified

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

Related terms: concern
4. [ noun ] something less than the whole of a human artifact
Synonyms: portion

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

Related terms: object piece section component fraction hub bulb wreckage heel forte butt toe turnout jetsam appendage pressing shank limb peen foible cutout whole
5. [ noun ] one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
Synonyms: division section

: "the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

Related terms: concept component end beginning middle high_point whole
6. [ noun ] the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
Synonyms: role function office

: "the function of a teacher" "the government must do its part" "play its role"

Related terms: duty stead capacity second_fiddle hat second_fiddle portfolio officiate
7. [ noun ] a portion of a natural object
Synonyms: piece

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

Related terms: entity thing world strip fragment body_part base hunk corner craton acicula cutting corpus slice segment nub unit
8. [ noun ] (theater) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
Synonyms: role character persona theatrical_role

"she played the part of Desdemona"

Related terms: portrayal hero heroine villain bit_part ingenue heavy title_role impersonate
9. [ noun ] assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
Synonyms: share percentage portion

"he wanted his share in cash"

Related terms: asset assets interest allotment slice allowance way profit_sharing cut ration split dispensation tranche dole net_income
10. [ noun ] any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor
Synonyms: share contribution

: "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success" "they all did their share of the work"

Related terms: attempt end contribute
11. [ noun ] (music,fine art) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
Synonyms: voice

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

Related terms: tune bass accompaniment primo secondo voice_part
12. [ adverb ] in part; in some degree; not wholly
Synonyms: partly partially

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

Related terms: wholly partial partial
13. [ verb ] go one's own away; move apart
Synonyms: split separate

"The friends separated after the party"

Related terms: move disperse break_up diffract schism
14. [ noun ] a line where the hair is parted

"his part was right in the middle"

Related terms: line hair hair
15. [ verb ] discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
Synonyms: break_up split separate break split_up

"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

Related terms: secede disassociate dissassociate break_with divorce break give_the_axe disunify break separation dissolution rupture legal_separation
16. [ adjective ] relating to only part of a whole

"part owner"

Related terms: fractional
17. [ verb ] leave
Synonyms: start take_off set_off depart set_out start_out set_forth

"The family took off for Florida"

Related terms: leave take_off roar_off blaze sally_forth spare departure loss takeoff departer
18. [ verb ] come apart
Synonyms: divide separate

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Related terms: change detach chip dismember polarize reduce partition segment calve segregate disjoin segment subdivide gerrymander separation
19. [ verb ] force, take, or pull apart
Synonyms: separate divide disunite

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

Related terms: move cut tear tear sever sequester polarize disconnect gin break disjoint disjoin compartmentalize joint separate
Similar spelling:   party