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Definition of "part" [part]

  • A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole. (noun)
  • Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided: a mixture of two parts flour to one part sugar. (noun)
  • A division of a literary work: a novel in three parts. (noun)
  • An organ, member, or other division of an organism: A tail is not a part of a guinea pig. (noun)
  • The external genitals. (noun)
  • A piece or portion of a whole (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An integral constituent of something (noun)
  • An amount less than the whole; bit (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • One of several equal or nearly equal divisions (noun)
  • An actor's role in a play (noun)
  • The speech and actions which make up such a role (noun)
  • A written copy of these (noun)
  • A person's proper role or duty (noun)
  • Region; area (noun)
  • Any portion of a larger structure (noun)
  • A component that can be replaced in a machine, engine, etc (noun)
  • The line of scalp showing when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions (noun)
  • One of a number of separate melodic lines making up the texture of music (noun)
  • One of such melodic lines, which is assigned to one or more instrumentalists or singers (noun)
  • Such a line performed from a separately written or printed copy (noun)
  • To divide or separate from one another; take or come apart (verb)
  • To go away or cause to go away from one another; stop or cause to stop seeing each other (verb)
  • To leave; say goodbye (to) (verb)
  • To relinquish, esp reluctantly (verb)
  • To cause to relinquish, esp reluctantly (verb)
  • To split; separate (verb)
  • To arrange (the hair) in such a way that a line of scalp is left showing (verb)
  • To depart (verb)
  • To some extent; partly (adverb)

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Use "part" in a sentence
  • "Miss Snark, the literary agent: Is it Crap..cover letters.. part huit..part soy."
  • "And the same Apostle tells us, that _now we see through A Glass darkly_; and that _we know in part, and prophesie in part_ [43]."
  • "Speaking of the condition of slaves, in the eastern part of that state, the report says, -- "The master puts the unfortunate wretches upon short allowances, scarcely sufficient for their sustenance, so that a _great part_ of them go _half starved_ much of the time.""