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Definition of "partner" []

  • One that is united or associated with another or others in an activity or a sphere of common interest, especially: (noun)
  • A member of a business partnership. (noun)
  • A spouse. (noun)
  • A domestic partner. See Usage Note at domestic partner. (noun)
  • Either of two persons dancing together. (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 "partner" in a sentence
  • "Burch won a three-way contested election to ­succeed senior partner Paul Lee and will assume the title of chair of the firm's board - essentially the ­senior ­partner role - from 1"
  • "The team also featured O'Melveny finance partner Sherri Snelson, who advised on the debt side, tax ­partner Jan Birtwell and Brussels antitrust partner Christian Riis-Madsen."
  • "Energy partner Mark Newbery and corporate ­partner Michael Shaw, now in-house at ­Barclays, led the Herbert Smith team acting for EDF."