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part

 
pronunciation:
part
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adverb
phrases:
for the most part, take (someone's) part
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a separate portion or segment of a whole.
a part of a puzzle
synonyms:
piece, portion, section
antonyms:
entirety, total, whole
similar words:
allotment, aspect, bit, branch, chapter, chunk, component, constituent, division, element, fraction, fragment, member, particle, partition, proportion, segment, slice
definition 2: an important basic component or quality.
Hard work was part of the reason she succeeded.
synonyms:
characteristic, feature
similar words:
aspect, component, constituent, element, ingredient
definition 3: an organ or member of a plant or animal body.
synonyms:
member, organ
similar words:
appendage, extremity, limb, structure
definition 4: role.
the lead part in the play
synonyms:
role
similar words:
appointment, assignment, capacity, character, function, job, place, position, task
definition 5: a separable piece or section of a machine.
We'll have to order the parts for your car.
synonyms:
component
similar words:
attachment, fitting, piece, section
definition 6: share; duty; obligation.
He will do his part to finish the job.
synonyms:
duty, obligation, share
similar words:
business, charge, hand, lot, portion, responsibility
definition 7: a section of a scholarly or literary work.
the concluding part of the book
synonyms:
section
similar words:
clause, division, excerpt, extract, passage
definition 8: (usu. pl.) region; district; area.
a cold winter in these parts
synonyms:
area, district, region
similar words:
environs, neighborhood, place, section, sector, territory, vicinity
definition 9: one of two or more equal portions composing a whole.
two parts water to four parts salt
synonyms:
measure
similar words:
allotment, amount, dose, piece, portion, quantity, section
definition 10: the line across one's scalp made by dividing the hair with a comb.
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phrase: for the most part
phrase: take (someone's) part
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: parted, parting, parts
definition 1: to divide or break (something) into parts.
The mighty ship parted the waves.
synonyms:
break, divide, sever
similar words:
cleave, crack, disintegrate, dismantle, fraction, fragment, parcel, partition, rend, separate, split, tear
definition 2: to terminate (a relationship).
We will soon part company.
similar words:
break, end
definition 3: to divide (the hair on one's head) with a comb so that the scalp is visible as a line.
She parts her hair in the middle.
similar words:
comb, style
definition 4: to cause to be apart; separate.
The war parted the family forever.
synonyms:
divide, divorce, separate
antonyms:
join, unite
similar words:
break, disband, disconnect, dissolve, disunite, sever, sunder
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become divided or broken into parts; split.
The clouds parted.
synonyms:
divide, split
antonyms:
unite
similar words:
break, crack, disintegrate, fragment, separate, sever, sunder
definition 2: to separate one from another.
The men parted as enemies.
synonyms:
separate, split
antonyms:
join, unite
similar words:
depart, disband, divorce, go, leave
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in part; partially.
part green, part red
synonyms:
partially, partly
similar words:
half, mostly, partway, somewhat
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