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part

part

 
pronunciation:
part
parts of speech:
noun, verb, adverb
phrases:
for the most part, take part
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a separate piece or section of a whole.
We couldn't finish the puzzle because it was missing two parts.
synonyms:
piece, portion, section
antonyms:
whole
similar words:
aspect, bit, branch, chapter, chunk, component, constituent, division, element, fraction, fragment, member, particle, proportion, segment, slice
definition 2: an important basic characteristic or quality.
Hard work was part of the reason she was a success.
synonyms:
characteristic, feature
similar words:
aspect, component, constituent, element, ingredient
definition 3: role.
I was excited about having the lead part in the play.
synonyms:
role
similar words:
appointment, assignment, capacity, character, function, job, place, position, task
definition 4: share; duty.
He will do his part to finish the job.
synonyms:
duty, obligation, share
similar words:
business, charge, hand, lot, portion, responsibility
definition 5: a section of a work of literature or other written work.
That part of the book was the most interesting.
synonyms:
section
similar words:
clause, division, excerpt, extract, passage
definition 6: one of two or more equal portions that make up a whole.
The directions called for two parts of water to four parts of salt.
similar words:
amount, dose, piece, portion, quantity, section
definition 7: the line in the hair made by a comb.
I wear my part on the right side.
phrase: for the most part
phrase: take part
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: parted, parting, parts
definition 1: to cause to be apart; separate.
I parted the dog and cat because they were fighting.
synonyms:
divide, separate
antonyms:
join, unite
similar words:
break, disconnect, dissolve
definition 2: to comb in a certain way.
I parted my hair down the middle.
similar words:
comb, style
definition 3: to separate one from another.
The men fought but parted as friends.
synonyms:
separate, split
antonyms:
join, unite
similar words:
depart, divorce, go, leave
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in part; partly.
I am part Irish and part German.
synonyms:
partially, partly
similar words:
half, mostly, somewhat
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