Part - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pɑːrt|  American pronunciation of the word part
Brit.  |pɑːt|  British pronunciation of the word part


- something determined in relation to something that includes it (syn: component, constituent, portion)
he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
- something less than the whole of a human artifact (syn: portion)
the rear part of the house
glue the two parts together
- a portion of a natural object (syn: piece)
they analyzed the river into three parts
- 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
- the extended spatial location of something (syn: region)
religions in all parts of the world
- the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group (syn: function, office, role)
the government must do its part
- an actor's portrayal of someone in a play (syn: character, persona, role)
she played the part of Desdemona
- assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group (syn: percentage, portion, share)
- one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole (syn: division, section)
the written part of the exam
- a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions (syn: parting)
his part was right in the middle
- the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music (syn: voice)
he tried to sing the tenor part
- the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result (syn: contribution, share)
- an item that is an instance of some type (syn: piece)
my dog swallowed a Lego part


- go one's own way; move apart (syn: separate, split)
The friends separated after the party
- discontinue an association or relation; go different ways (syn: break, break up, separate, split, split up)
The business partners broke over a tax question
- leave (syn: depart, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out, take off)
- come apart (syn: divide, separate)
- force, take, or pull apart (syn: disunite, divide, separate)
Moses parted the Red Sea


- to some extent; in some degree; not wholly (syn: partially, partly)
I felt partly to blame
He was partially paralyzed

Extra examples

The entire book is good, but the best part is the ending.

I don't remember him saying that. I must have missed that part.

The mechanic had to order the part from the manufacturer.

The parts of a radio include the speaker, dials, and antenna.

Do you have any spare parts for this model of car?

The moving parts of the machine

Parts of the human body

My favorite part of the chicken is the drumstick.

A diagram labeling the different parts of the flower

Come join us and be part of a winning team.

The crowd parted to let the president through.

The rain stopped and the clouds parted.

The big red curtains parted to reveal a new car!

The Bible tells the story of how God parted the Red Sea.

She closed her eyes and parted her lips.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: part
he/she/it: parts
present participle: parting
past tense: parted
past participle: parted
singular: part
plural: parts
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