(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. Fractional; partial.

- Fred was part owner of the car.


1. to some extent; in some degree; not wholly

- I felt partly to blame

- He was partially paralyzed

Similar word(s): partially, partly

Sentences with part as an adverb:

- Part finished


1. something determined in relation to something that includes it

- he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself

Similar word(s): component, constituent, portion

Definition categories: link, relation

2. something less than the whole of a human artifact

- the rear part of the house

- glue the two parts together

Similar word(s): portion

Definition categories: man–made, object

3. a portion of a natural object

- they analyzed the river into three parts

Similar word(s): piece

Definition categories: object, thing

4. that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation

- it requires vigilance on our part

- they resisted every effort on his part

Definition categories: thought, concern

5. the extended spatial location of something

- religions in all parts of the world

Similar word(s): region

Definition categories: location

6. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

- the government must do its part

Similar word(s): function, office, role

Definition categories: act, duty

7. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

- she played the part of Desdemona

Similar word(s): character, persona, role

Definition categories: thought, characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal

8. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

Similar word(s): percentage, portion, share

Definition categories: possession, assets

9. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

- the written part of the exam

Similar word(s): division, section

Definition categories: thought, concept, conception, construct

10. a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions

- his part was right in the middle

Similar word(s): parting

Definition categories: body, line

11. the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

- he tried to sing the tenor part

Similar word(s): voice

Definition categories: communication, air, line, melody, strain, tune

12. the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result

Similar word(s): contribution, share

Definition categories: act, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

13. an item that is an instance of some type

- my dog swallowed a Lego part

Similar word(s): piece

Definition categories: man–made, item

Sentences with part as a noun:

- Gaul is divided into three parts.

- The parts of a chainsaw include the chain, engine, and handle.

- I want my part of the bounty.

- The mixture comprises one part sodium hydroxide and ten parts water.

- Please turn to Part I, Chapter 2.

- 3 is a part of 12.

- to do one’s part

- We all have a part to play.

- The first violin part in this concerto is very challenging.

- The part of his hair was slightly to the left.


1. go one's own way; move apart

- The friends separated after the party

Similar word(s): separate, split

Definition categories: motion, move

2. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

- The business partners broke over a tax question

Similar word(s): break, separate, split

Definition categories: social

3. leave

Similar word(s): depart, start

Definition categories: motion, leave

4. come apart

Similar word(s): divide, separate

Definition categories: contact, change

5. force, take, or pull apart

- Moses parted the Red Sea

Similar word(s): disunite, divide, separate

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

Sentences with part as a verb:

- to part the curtains

- A rope parts.  His hair parts in the middle.

- to part gold from silver