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1. A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided: a mixture of two parts flour to one part sugar.
3. A division of a book or artistic work such as a film: a novel in three parts.
a. An organ, member, or other division of an organism: A tail is not a part of a guinea pig.
b. parts The external genitals.
5. A component that can be separated from or attached to a system; a detachable piece: spare parts for cars.
6. often parts A region, area, land, or territory: "Minding your own business is second nature in these parts" (Boston).
a. A role: He has the main part in the play.
b. One's responsibility, duty, or obligation; share: We each do our part to keep the house clean.
c. parts Abilities or talents: a person of many parts.
8. Music
a. The music or score for a particular instrument, as in an orchestra.
b. One of the melodic divisions or voices of a contrapuntal composition.
9. The line where the hair on the head is parted.
v. part·ed, part·ing, parts
a. To cause to move apart; put apart: parted the curtains.
b. To divide into two or more parts; split: The ship's prow parted the waves.
2. To break up the relationship or association of: A dispute over ownership parted the founders of the business. See Synonyms at separate.
3. To comb (hair, for example) away from a dividing line, as on the scalp.
4. To go away from; depart from: He parted this life for a better one.
5. Archaic To divide into shares or portions.
a. To be divided or separated: The curtain parted in the middle.
b. To move apart: Her lips parted, and she spoke.
a. To leave one another; take leave: They parted as friends.
b. To go away from another; depart: She parted from him at college graduation.
c. Archaic To die.
3. To separate or divide into ways going in different directions: The road parts about halfway into the forest.
4. To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement: The committee parted over the issue of pay raises for employees.
Partially; in part: part yellow, part green.
Not full or complete; partial: a part owner of the business.
Phrasal Verb:
part with
1. To give up or let go of; relinquish: I would not part with that book.
2. To go away from (another): You should not part with him in anger.
for (one's) part
So far as one is concerned.
for the most part
To the greater extent; generally or mostly.
in good part
Good-naturedly or with good grace; without taking offense: take a joke in good part.
in part
To some extent; partly.
on the part of
Regarding or with respect to (the one specified): Brilliant strategy on the part of Confederate forces ensured their victory at Chancellorsville.
part and parcel
A basic or essential part: Working overtime is part and parcel of my job.
part company/ways
1. To leave one another's presence; go away or separate.
2. To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement.
take part
To join in; participate: She took part in the celebration.
take (someone's) part
To side with in a disagreement; support.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pars, part-; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(paːt) noun
1. something which, together with other things, makes a whole; a piece. We spent part of the time at home and part at the seaside.
2. an equal division. He divided the cake into three parts.
3. a character in a play etc. She played the part of the queen.
4. the words, actions etc of a character in a play etc. He learned his part quickly.
5. in music, the notes to be played or sung by a particular instrument or voice. the violin part.
6. a person's share, responsibility etc in doing something. He played a great part in the government's decision.
to separate; to divide. They parted (from each other) at the gate.
ˈparting noun
1. the act of leaving someone, saying goodbye etc. Their final parting was at the station.
2. a line dividing hair brushed in opposite directions on the head.
ˈpartly adverb
to a certain extent but not completely. She was tired, partly because of the journey and partly because of the heat.
ˌpart-ˈtime adjective, adverb
not taking one's whole time; for only a few hours or days a week. a part-time job; She works part-time.
in part
partly. He agreed that he was in part responsible for the accident.
part company
1. to go in different directions. We parted company at the bus-stop.
2. to leave each other or end a friendship, partnership etc.
part of speech
one of the groups into which words are divided (eg noun, verb, adjective etc).
part with
to give away or be separated from. He doesn't like parting with money.
take in good part
to accept without being hurt or offended. He took their jokes in good part.
take someone's part
to support someone (in an argument etc). She always takes his part.
take part in
to be one of a group of people doing something, to take an active share in (eg playing a game, performing a play, holding a discussion etc). He never took part in arguments.
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References in classic literature ?
Sometimes they thought it was in part attributable to there being a sick man in the chamber, for last night there had been a shuffling of feet, as though a burden were brought in, and afterwards a moaning noise.
The appeals court affirmed in part, and reversed and remanded in part.