part[ pahrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF part
Synonyms for part
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PART
There was no thought that ye should part till you had some purpose in view.
We'll use a part of them ourselves, and what we can't use I will give away.
Now the folks out in this part of the country have come to expect it from a man like him.
Ben Haley, on his part, had learned something, but not much.
Again it may be the first part of a verb like "be-come" or "be-have."
She would on her part make Aldonza welcome, and had no fears of not agreeing with her.
Kate's nature was limited; part of her graceful equipoise was narrowness.
I had no secrets from them (hear, hear), and this confidence was reciprocated on their part.
Absolute directness was a part of her nature; she could die, but not manouvre.
You must propose an examination of his affairs on the part of the church.
mid-13c., "division, portion of a whole," from Old French part "share, portion; character; power, dominion; side, way, path," from Latin partem (nominative pars) "a part, piece, a share, a division; a party or faction; a part of the body; a fraction; a function, office," related to portio "share, portion," from PIE root *pere- "to assign, allot" (cf. Greek peprotai "it has been granted," Sanskrit purtam "reward," Hittite parshiya- "fraction, part").
It has replaced native deal (n.) in most senses. Theatrical sense (late 15c.) is from an actor's "share" in a performance (The Latin plural partis was used in the same sense). Meaning "the parting of the hair" is 1890, American English.
As an adjective from 1590s. Late Old English part "part of speech" did not survive and the modern word is considered a separate borrowing. Phrase for the most part is from late 14c. To take part "participate" is from late 14c.