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part

 (pärt)
n.
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.
4.
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).
7.
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
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
1.
a. To be divided or separated: The curtain parted in the middle.
b. To move apart: Her lips parted, and she spoke.
2.
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.
adv.
Partially; in part: part yellow, part green.
adj.
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.
Idioms:
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.]

parts

(pɑːts)
pl n
1. personal abilities or talents: a man of many parts.
2. (Anatomy) short for private parts
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parts - the local environment; "he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Moreover, some quantities are such that each part of the whole has a relative position to the other parts: others have within them no such relation of part to part.
In the case of the parts of a number, there is no common boundary at which they join.
Pangloss for himself; and very earnestly, but very unsuccessfully, trying to persuade the others that there were some fine tragic parts in the rest of the dramatis personae.
All possible care, however, has been taken to give no lewd ideas, no immodest turns in the new dressing up of this story; no, not to the worst parts of her expressions.
Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions.
SINCE it is now evident of what parts a city is composed, it will be necessary to treat first of family government, for every city is made up of families, and every family [1253b] has again its separate parts of which it is composed.
VANSTONE'S inquiries into the proposed theatrical entertainment at Evergreen Lodge were answered by a narrative of dramatic disasters; of which Miss Marrable impersonated the innocent cause, and in which her father and mother played the parts of chief victims.
Effects of external conditions -- Use and disuse, combined with natural selection; organs of flight and of vision -- Acclimatisation -- Correlation of growth -- Compensation and economy of growth -- False correlations -- Multiple, rudimentary, and lowly organised structures variable -- Parts developed in an unusual manner are highly variable: specific characters more variable than generic: secondary sexual characters variable -- Species of the same genus vary in an analogous manner -- Reversions to long lost characters -- Summary.
And yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness, far inferior to other parts.
There are very few valleys which lead to the central ranges, and the mountains are quite impassable in other parts by beasts of burden.
The "Hymn to Apollo" consists of two parts, which beyond any doubt were originally distinct, a Delian hymn and a Pythian hymn.
Apparently women never acted; men and boys took the women's parts.