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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)

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.

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.""