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part·ner

 (pärt′nər)
n.
1. One that is united or associated with another or others in an activity or a sphere of common interest, especially:
a. A member of a business partnership.
b. A spouse.
c. A domestic partner.
d. A lover.
e. Either of two persons dancing together.
f. One of a pair or team in a sport or game, such as tennis or bridge.
2. often partners Nautical A wooden framework used to strengthen a ship's deck at the point where a mast or other structure passes through it.
v. part·nered, part·ner·ing, part·ners
v.intr.
To become partners or work or associate as partners: partnered with a friend in a new venture.
v.tr.
To be or make a partner of: She was partnered with her brother in the canoe race.

[Middle English partener, alteration (influenced by part, part) of parcener, parcener; see parcener.]
Synonyms: partner, colleague, ally, confederate
These nouns all denote one who is united or associated with another, as in a venture or relationship. A partner participates in a relationship in which each member has equal status: a partner in a law firm. A colleague is an associate in an occupation or a profession: a colleague and fellow professor. An ally is one who associates with another, at least temporarily, in a common cause: countries that were allies in World War II. A confederate is a member of a confederacy, league, or alliance or sometimes a collaborator in a suspicious venture: confederates in a scheme to oust the chairman.

partner

(ˈpɑːtnə)
n
1. an ally or companion: a partner in crime.
2. (Commerce) a member of a partnership
3. (Games, other than specified) one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a game: my bridge partner.
4. (Dancing) one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a game: my bridge partner.
5. either member of a couple in a relationship
vb
to be or cause to be a partner (of)
[C14: variant (influenced by part) of parcener]
ˈpartnerless adj

part•ner

(ˈpɑrt nər)

n.
1. a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; associate.
2. one of two or more persons who contribute capital to establish or maintain a commercial venture and who usu. share in the risks and profits.
4. a husband, wife, or lover.
5. either of two people who dance together.
6. a player on the same side or team as another.
7. partners, a framework of timber around a hole in a ship's deck, to support a mast, capstan, etc.
v.t.
8. to associate as a partner or partners with.
9. to serve as the partner of.
[1250–1300; Middle English partener, alter. of parcener parcener, by association with part part]

partner


Past participle: partnered
Gerund: partnering

Imperative
partner
partner
Present
I partner
you partner
he/she/it partners
we partner
you partner
they partner
Preterite
I partnered
you partnered
he/she/it partnered
we partnered
you partnered
they partnered
Present Continuous
I am partnering
you are partnering
he/she/it is partnering
we are partnering
you are partnering
they are partnering
Present Perfect
I have partnered
you have partnered
he/she/it has partnered
we have partnered
you have partnered
they have partnered
Past Continuous
I was partnering
you were partnering
he/she/it was partnering
we were partnering
you were partnering
they were partnering
Past Perfect
I had partnered
you had partnered
he/she/it had partnered
we had partnered
you had partnered
they had partnered
Future
I will partner
you will partner
he/she/it will partner
we will partner
you will partner
they will partner
Future Perfect
I will have partnered
you will have partnered
he/she/it will have partnered
we will have partnered
you will have partnered
they will have partnered
Future Continuous
I will be partnering
you will be partnering
he/she/it will be partnering
we will be partnering
you will be partnering
they will be partnering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been partnering
you have been partnering
he/she/it has been partnering
we have been partnering
you have been partnering
they have been partnering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been partnering
you will have been partnering
he/she/it will have been partnering
we will have been partnering
you will have been partnering
they will have been partnering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been partnering
you had been partnering
he/she/it had been partnering
we had been partnering
you had been partnering
they had been partnering
Conditional
I would partner
you would partner
he/she/it would partner
we would partner
you would partner
they would partner
Past Conditional
I would have partnered
you would have partnered
he/she/it would have partnered
we would have partnered
you would have partnered
they would have partnered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partner - a person's partner in marriagepartner - a person's partner in marriage  
man and wife, married couple, marriage - two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love"
bigamist - someone who marries one person while already legally married to another
consort - the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent - a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
helpmate, helpmeet - a helpful partner
hubby, husband, married man - a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
monogamist, monogynist - someone who practices monogamy (one spouse at a time)
honeymooner, newlywed - someone recently married
polygamist - someone who is married to two or more people at the same time
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
2.partner - an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest; "the musician and the librettist were collaborators"; "sexual partners"
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
bridge partner - one of a pair of bridge players who are on the same side of the game
dancing partner - one of a pair of people who dance together
3.partner - a person who is a member of a partnership
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
partnership - the members of a business venture created by contract
copartner - a joint partner (as in a business enterprise)
silent partner, sleeping partner - a partner (who usually provides capital) whose association with the enterprise is not public knowledge
Verb1.partner - provide with a partner
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.partner - act as a partner; "Astaire partnered Rogers"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

partner

noun
1. spouse, squeeze (informal), consort, bedfellow, significant other (U.S. informal), mate, better half (Brit. informal), helpmate, husband or wife, bidie-in (Scot.) Wanting other friends doesn't mean you don't love your partner.
3. associate, colleague, collaborator, copartner He is a partner in a Chicago law firm.

partner

noun
1. One who is united in a relationship with another:
2. A husband or wife:
Informal: better half.
Translations
شَريكشَرِيكٌمُراقِصيُشارِكها في الرَّقْص
partnerspolečnicespolečníkbýt partnerem-ka
partnermedejer
kumppani
partner
partner
-félagifélagi; meîeigandivera félagi
相手
파트너
būti partneriudalininkaskompanionaspartnerystė
partnerispartneris, kompanjons, līdzdalībnieks
byť partnerompartner
družabnikpartner
partner
คู่สมรส
bạn tình

partner

[ˈpɑːtnəʳ]
A. N
1. (in activity) → compañero/a m/f
work with a partner for this exerciserealizar este ejercicio con un compañero or en pareja
partner(s) in crime (lit) (hum) → cómplice(s) m(pl)
2. (in dance, tennis, golf, cards) → pareja f; (= co-driver) → copiloto mf
3. (Comm, Pol) → socio/a m/f
junior partnersocio/a m/f menor
senior partnersocio/a m/f principal, socio/a m/f mayoritario/a (Sp)
see also sleeping, trading B
4. (in relationship) → pareja f, compañero/a m/f; (in sex) → pareja f
marriage partnercónyuge mf (frm)
see also sexual
B. VT
1. (= be partner of) to partner sb in a waltzbailar un vals con algn
he partnered her at bridgejugó al bridge en pareja con ella, fue su pareja al bridge
2. (= pair) to partner sb with sbjuntar a algn con algn (como pareja)

partner

[ˈpɑːrtnər]
n
(in relationship)petit(e) ami(e) m/f
[country, organization] → partenaire m
Britain's major trading partners in Europe → les plus importants partenaires commerciaux de la Grande-Bretagne en Europe
the main coalition partner in the Slovak government → le principal partenaire de la coalition à la tête du gouvernement slovaque
(in firm, business)associé(e) m/f
business partner → associé(e) m/f
You have to be able to trust your business partner → Vous devez pouvoir avoir confiance en votre associé.
(SPORT)partenaire mf
doubles partner → partenaire de double
bridge partner → partenaire de bridge
(at dance)cavalier/ière m/f
vt (in business)être l'associé(e) de; (in game)être le partenaire de(la); (at dance)être le cavalier de(la)/ière

partner

nPartner(in) m(f); (in limited company also) → Gesellschafter(in) m(f); (in crime) → Komplize m, → Komplizin f; they were/became partners in crimesie waren/wurden Komplizen; junior/senior partnerJunior-/Seniorpartner(in) m(f)
vt to partner somebodyjds Partner sein; to be partnered by somebodyjdn zum Partner haben

partner

[ˈpɑːtnəʳ]
1. n (gen) → compagno/a, partner m/f inv (Comm) → socio/a; (in crime) → complice m/f (Sport) → compagno/a; (at dance, male) → cavaliere m; (female) → dama
2. vt (Sport) → essere in coppia con; (at dance) → accompagnare; (in individual dance) → ballare con

partner

(ˈpaːtnə) noun
1. a person who shares the ownership of a business etc with one or more others. She was made a partner in the firm.
2. one of two people who dance, play in a game etc together. a tennis/dancing partner.
verb
to be a partner to (someone). He partnered his wife in the last dance.
ˈpartnership noun
1. the state of being or becoming partners. a business partnership; He entered into partnership with his brother.
2. people playing together in a game. The champions were defeated by the partnership of Jones and Smith in the men's doubles.

partner

شَرِيكٌ partner partner Partner σύντροφος pareja kumppani partenaire partner partner 相手 파트너 partner partner partner parceiro супруг partner คู่สมรส partner bạn tình 合伙人

partner

n (professional) socio -cia mf; (life partner) pareja, compañero -ra or pareja sentimental
References in classic literature ?
Jo thanked him and gladly went, wishing she had two neat gloves when she saw the nice, pearl-colored ones her partner wore.
Then he goes up to the machine and yells out to Ole Iverson, "Hello, partner, let me up there.
Young Kearney is one of the original locators, and an equal partner in the mine.
It irks me, nevertheless, that the partner of her iniquity should not at least, stand on the scaffold by her side.
the lady of his heart was his partner in the dance, and smiling graciously in reply to all his amorous oglings; while Brom Bones, sorely smitten with love and jealousy, sat brooding by himself in one corner.
She did her work honestly, and did her full share, and I never wish to have a better partner in double harness.
Now, there was Tom Loker, my old partner, down in Natchez; he was a clever fellow, Tom was, only the very devil with niggers,--on principle 't was, you see, for a better hearted feller never broke bread; 't was his system, sir.
Truly, said Sir Launcelot, yonder one knight shall I help, for it were shame for me to see three knights on one, and if he be slain I am partner of his death.
The parent who is obliged to feed and clothe seven children on an income of fifteen dollars a month seldom has time to discriminate carefully between the various members of her brood, but Hannah at fourteen was at once companion and partner in all her mother's problems.
Not more than five couple could be mustered; but the rarity and the suddenness of it made it very delightful, and she found herself well matched in a partner.
Having resigned the partner of his existence in those terms, he discreetly returned to the parlor.
How the virtuous servant, Cly, was his friend and partner, and was worthy to be; how the watchful eyes of those forgers and false swearers had rested on the prisoner as a victim, because some family affairs in France, he being of French extraction, did require his making those passages across the Channel--though what those affairs were, a consideration for others who were near and dear to him, forbade him, even for his life, to disclose.