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    part - Dictionary definition and meaning for word part

    Definition
    (noun) something determined in relation to something that includes it
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • the animal constituent of plankton
    Definition
    (noun) something less than the whole of a human artifact
    Synonyms : portion
    Example Sentence
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together
    Definition
    (noun) a portion of a natural object
    Synonyms : piece
    Example Sentence
    • they analyzed the river into three parts
    • he needed a piece of granite
    Definition
    (noun) that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation
    Example Sentence
    • it requires vigilance on our part
    • they resisted every effort on his part
    Definition
    (noun) the extended spatial location of something
    Synonyms : region
    Example Sentence
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
    Definition
    (noun) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    Synonyms : function , office , role
    Example Sentence
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
    Definition
    (noun) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    Example Sentence
    • she played the part of Desdemona
    Definition
    (noun) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    Synonyms : percentage , portion , share
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted his share in cash
    Definition
    (noun) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    Synonyms : division , section
    Example Sentence
    • the written part of the exam
    • the finance section of the company
    • the BBC's engineering division
    Definition
    (noun) a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
    Synonyms : parting
    Example Sentence
    • his part was right in the middle
    Definition
    (noun) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
    Synonyms : voice
    Example Sentence
    • he tried to sing the tenor part
    Definition
    (noun) the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    Synonyms : contribution , share
    Example Sentence
    • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
    • they all did their share of the work
    Definition
    (verb) go one's own way; move apart
    Synonyms : separate , split
    Example Sentence
    • The friends separated after the party
    Definition
    (verb) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    Synonyms : break , break up , separate , split , split up
    Example Sentence
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up
    Definition
    (verb) leave
    Example Sentence
    • The family took off for Florida
    Definition
    (verb) come apart
    Synonyms : divide , separate
    Example Sentence
    • The two pieces that we had glued separated
    Definition
    (verb) force, take, or pull apart
    Synonyms : disunite , divide , separate
    Example Sentence
    • He separated the fighting children
    • Moses parted the Red Sea
    Definition
    (adv) in part; in some degree; not wholly
    Synonyms : partially , partly
    Example Sentence
    • I felt partly to blame
    • He was partially paralyzed
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