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Definition of part:

  1. A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; - usually in the plural with a collective sense.
  2. A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.
  3. A particular character in a drama or a play; an assumed personification; also, the language, actions, and influence of a character or an actor in a play; or, figuratively, in real life. See To act a part, under Act.
  4. An equal constituent portion; one of several or many like quantities, numbers, etc., into which anything is divided, or of which it is composed; proportional division or ingredient.
  5. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.
  6. One of the different melodies of a concerted composition, which heard in union compose its harmony; also, the music for each voice or instrument; as, the treble, tenor, or bass part; the violin part, etc.
  7. One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction.
  8. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded as divided; something less than a whole; a number, quantity, mass, or the like, regarded as going to make up, with others, a larger number, quantity, mass, etc., whether actually separate or not; a piece; a fragment; a fraction; a division; a member; a constituent.
  9. Partly; in a measure.
  10. Quarter; region; district; - usually in the plural.
  11. Such portion of any quantity, as when taken a certain number of times, will exactly make that quantity; as, 3 is a part of 12; - the opposite of multiple. Also, a line or other element of a geometrical figure.
  12. That which belongs to one, or which is assumed by one, or which falls to one, in a division or apportionment; share; portion; lot; interest; concern; duty; office.
  13. To be broken or divided into parts or pieces; to break; to become separated; to go asunder; as, rope parts; his hair parts in the middle.
  14. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.
  15. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.
  16. To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; - often with from.
  17. To have a part or share; to partake.
  18. To leave; to quit.
  19. To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; - followed by with or from.
  20. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
  21. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.


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