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English noun: part

1. part something determined in relation to something that includes it


SamplesHe wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself.
I read a portion of the manuscript.
The smaller component is hard to reach.
The animal constituent of plankton.


Synonymscomponent, component part, constituent, portion


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)balance, base, basis, butt, detail, item, item, language unit, linguistic unit, member, particular, point, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest, subpart, substance, unit


Part meronymmeronymy, part to whole relation

2. part (artifact) something less than the whole of a human artifact


SamplesThe rear part of the house.
Glue the two parts together.


Synonymsportion


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)appendage, backbone, bit, bottleneck, bulb, butt, component, constituent, cutout, element, foible, fore edge, foredge, forte, fraction, heel, hub, jetsam, limb, neck, peen, piece, pressing, seat, section, segment, shank, spine, stub, toe, turnout, upstage, upstairs, waist, widening, wreckage


Part meronymunit, whole

3. part (object) a portion of a natural object


SamplesThey analyzed the river into three parts.
He needed a piece of granite.


Synonymspiece


Broader (hypernym)thing


Narrower (hyponym)acicula, base, body part, corner, corpus, craton, cutting, fragment, hunk, lump, nub, segment, slice, strip, stub, world


Instance hyponymNorth Atlantic, North Pacific, South Atlantic, South Pacific


Part meronymbuilding block, unit

4. part (cognition) that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation


SamplesIt requires vigilance on our part.
They resisted every effort on his part.


Broader (hypernym)concern

5. part (location) the extended spatial location of something


SamplesThe farming regions of France.
Religions in all parts of the world.
Regions of outer space.


Synonymsregion


Broader (hypernym)location


Narrower (hyponym)aerospace, air, air, atmosphere, belt, biosphere, black hole, bottom, county, deep space, depth, distance, Eden, Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, exterior, extremity, heaven, heliosphere, hell, hell on earth, hellhole, house, inferno, inside, intergalactic space, interior, interplanetary space, interstellar space, ionosphere, Kuiper belt, layer, mansion, mare, maria, nirvana, outside, Papua, paradise, planetary house, promised land, radius, Shangri-la, side, sign, sign of the zodiac, Sind, snake pit, star sign, the pits, top, vacuity, vacuum, zodiac, zone


Instance hyponymAchaea, Appleton layer, Cynoscephalae, D region, D-layer, Doris, E layer, E region, F layer, F region, Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer, Rand, Reef, Transylvania, Witwatersrand

6. part (act) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group


SamplesThe function of a teacher.
The government must do its part.
Play its role.


Synonymsfunction, office, role


Broader (hypernym)duty


Narrower (hyponym)capacity, hat, lieu, place, portfolio, position, second fiddle, stead

7. part (cognition) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play


SamplesShe played the part of Desdemona.


Synonymscharacter, persona, role, theatrical role


Broader (hypernym)characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal


Narrower (hyponym)baddie, bit part, heavy, hero, heroine, ingenue, minor role, name part, title role, villain

8. part (possession) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group


SamplesHe wanted his share in cash.


Synonymspercentage, portion, share


Broader (hypernym)assets


Narrower (hyponym)allocation, allotment, allowance, cut, dispensation, dole, interest, piece, profit sharing, ration, slice, split, stake, tranche, way


Part meronymearnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profit, profits

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


SamplesThe written part of the exam.
The finance section of the company.
The BBC's engineering division.


Synonymsdivision, section


Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct


Narrower (hyponym)beginning, bout, chukka, chukker, component, constituent, element, end, factor, final period, first period, frame, frame, game, half, high point, ingredient, inning, middle, over, period, quarter, round, second period, turn


Part meronymwhole

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


SamplesHis part was right in the middle.


Synonymsparting


Broader (hypernym)line


Part meronymhair

11. part (communication) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music


SamplesHe tried to sing the tenor part.


Synonymsvoice


Broader (hypernym)air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune


Narrower (hyponym)accompaniment, backup, bass, bass part, musical accompaniment, primo, secondo, support, voice part

12. part (act) the part played by a person in bringing about a result


SamplesI am proud of my contribution in advancing the project.
They all did their share of the work.


Synonymscontribution, share


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


Narrower (hyponym)end


English adverb: part

1. part in part; in some degree; not wholly


SamplesI felt partly to blame.
He was partially paralyzed.


Synonymspartially, partly


Antonymsall, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, whole, wholly


English verb: part

1. part (motion) go one's own way; move apart


SamplesThe friends separated after the party.


Synonymsseparate, split


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)break up, diffract, disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out

2. part (social) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways


SamplesThe business partners broke over a tax question.
The couple separated after 25 years of marriage.
My friend and I split up.


Synonymsbreak, break up, separate, split, split up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)break, break apart, break away, break away, break with, disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunify, disunite, divorce, divorce, give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate, secede, splinter, split up

3. part (motion) leave


SamplesThe family took off for Florida.


Synonymsdepart, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out, take off


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave


Narrower (hyponym)blaze, blaze out, lift off, roar off, sally forth, sally out, take off

4. part (contact) come apart


SamplesThe two pieces that we had glued separated.


Synonymsdivide, separate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)break away, break off, break up, calve, chip, chip off, come away, come off, come off, detach, discerp, disjoin, disjoint, dismember, gerrymander, partition, partition off, polarise, polarize, reduce, section, segment, segment, segregate, subdivide, take apart

5. part (contact) force, take, or pull apart


SamplesHe separated the fighting children.
Moses parted the Red Sea.


ExamplesThey part their hair


Synonymsdisunite, divide, separate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)break, break up, bust, compartmentalise, compartmentalize, cut, cut up, disarticulate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, disjoint, gin, isolate, joint, keep apart, polarise, polarize, rupture, sequester, sequestrate, set apart, sever, snap, tear, tear


Causedivide, part, separate









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