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Definition 1: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group - [noun denoting act]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the function of a teacher
  • the government must do its part
  • play its role

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

"the duties of the job"

(... is a kind of part ) a specified function

"he was employed in the capacity of director" "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"

(... is a kind of part ) an informal term for a person's role

"he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly"

(... is a kind of part ) the role of the head of a government department

"he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"

(... is a kind of part ) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

"can you go in my stead?" "took his place" "in lieu of"

(... is a kind of part ) a secondary role or function

"he hated to play second fiddle to anyone"

Definition 2: the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result - [noun denoting act]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
  • they all did their share of the work

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

(... is a kind of part ) the part you are expected to play

"he held up his end"

Definition 3: something less than the whole of a human artifact - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rear part of the house
  • glue the two parts together

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of part ) either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip

"the upper limb of the bow"

(... is a kind of part ) a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form

"the banjo had a long neck" "the bottle had a wide neck"

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)

(... is a kind of part ) a separate part of a whole

"an important piece of the evidence"

(... is a kind of part ) a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

(... is a kind of part ) a part of a machine that supports or guides another part

(... is a kind of part ) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

"a section of a fishing rod" "metal sections were used below ground" "finished the final segment of the road"

(... is a kind of part ) the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved

"the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"

(... is a kind of part ) (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft

(... is a kind of part ) a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park

(... is a kind of part ) the rear part of the stage

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a building above the ground floor

"no one was allowed to see the upstairs"

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm

(... is a kind of part ) the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

(... is a kind of part ) a part that is joined to something larger

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers

(... is a kind of part ) the narrow part of a bottle near the top

(... is a kind of part ) a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)

"the bulb of a syringe"

(... is a kind of part ) the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

(... is a kind of part ) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

(... is a kind of part ) a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out

(... is a kind of part ) the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine

(... is a kind of part ) the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible

(... is a kind of part ) a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

(... is a kind of part ) (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft

(... is a kind of part ) the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked

"they searched the wreckage for signs of survivors"

(... is part of part) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

"how big is that part compared to the whole?" "the team is a unit"

Definition 4: an item that is an instance of some type - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he designed a new piece of equipment
  • she bought a lovely piece of china
  • my dog swallowed a Lego part

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection

"they reduced the price on many items"

Definition 5: a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions - [noun denoting body]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his part was right in the middle

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is part of part) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair" "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

Definition 6: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the written part of the exam
  • the finance section of the company
  • the BBC's engineering division

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(... is a kind of part ) one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

(... is a kind of part ) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

(... is a kind of part ) the first division into which the play of a game is divided

(... is a kind of part ) the second division into which the play of a game is divided

(... is a kind of part ) the final division into which the play of a game is divided

(... is a kind of part ) one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

(... is a kind of part ) (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games

(... is a kind of part ) (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided

"both teams scored in the first quarter"

(... is a kind of part ) (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

(... is a kind of part ) (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

(... is a kind of part ) (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided

(... is a kind of part ) an abstract part of something

"jealousy was a component of his character" "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony" "the grammatical elements of a sentence" "a key factor in her success" "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"

(... is a kind of part ) the most enjoyable part of a given experience

"the trumpet solo was the high point of the concert"

(... is a kind of part ) a final part or section

"we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus" "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"

(... is a kind of part ) an intermediate part or section

"A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"

(... is a kind of part ) the first part or section of something

"`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"

(... is a kind of part ) (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

(... is part of part) all of something including all its component elements or parts

"Europe considered as a whole" "the whole of American literature"

Definition 7: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she played the part of Desdemona

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

(... is a kind of part ) a small role

(... is a kind of part ) a serious (or tragic) role in a play

(... is a kind of part ) the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

(... is a kind of part ) the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play

(... is a kind of part ) the role of the character after whom the play is named

(... is a kind of part ) the main good female character in a work of fiction

(... is a kind of part ) the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction

Definition 8: that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it requires vigilance on our part
  • they resisted every effort on his part

(part is a kind of ...) something that interests you because it is important or affects you

"the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"

Definition 9: the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to sing the tenor part

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

"she was humming an air from Beethoven"

(... is a kind of part ) the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)

(... is a kind of part ) the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet)

(... is a kind of part ) a part written for a singer

(... is a kind of part ) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

(... is a kind of part ) the lowest part in polyphonic music

Definition 10: the extended spatial location of something - [noun denoting location]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the farming regions of France
  • religions in all parts of the world
  • regions of outer space

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(... is a kind of part ) the region that is inside of something

(... is a kind of part ) the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons

(... is a kind of part ) a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

(... is a kind of part ) the region that is outside of something

(... is a kind of part ) a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius

"they located it within a radius of 2 miles"

(... is a kind of part ) a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location

"they always sat on the right side of the church" "he never left my side"

(... is a kind of part ) the region above the ground

"her hand stopped in mid air" "he threw the ball into the air"

(... is a kind of part ) a region that is devoid of matter

(... is a kind of part ) the upper part of anything

"the mower cuts off the tops of the grass" "the title should be written at the top of the first page"

(... is a kind of part ) a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

(... is a kind of part ) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

(... is a kind of part ) the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea

(... is a kind of part ) a region of southeastern Pakistan

(... is a kind of part ) a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field

(... is a kind of part ) a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune

(... is a kind of part ) a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon

(... is a kind of part ) any place of pain and turmoil

"the hell of battle" "the inferno of the engine room" "when you're alone Christmas is the pits"

(... is a kind of part ) the mass of air surrounding the Earth

"there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere" "it was exposed to the air"

(... is a kind of part ) the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist

(... is a kind of part ) (plural) the deepest and most remote part

"from the depths of darkest Africa" "signals received from the depths of space"

(... is a kind of part ) the part of outer space within the solar system

(... is a kind of part ) the space between stars

(... is a kind of part ) the region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system

(... is a kind of part ) the space between galaxies

"the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space"

(... is a kind of part ) any region in space outside the solar system

(... is a kind of part ) the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole

(... is a kind of part ) an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

(... is a kind of part ) an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found

"a belt of high pressure"

(... is a kind of part ) the lowest part of anything

"they started at the bottom of the hill"

(... is a kind of part ) (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government

"the county has a population of 12,345 people"

(... is a kind of part ) a distant region

"I could see it in the distance"

(... is a kind of part ) the outermost or farthest region or point

(... is a kind of part ) any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

(... is an instance of part) a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length

(... is an instance of part) the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves

(... is an instance of part) a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese

(... is an instance of part) a historical plateau region in northwestern Romania that is separated from the rest of the country by the Transylvanian Alps; originally part of Hungary; incorporated into Romania at the end of World War I

(... is an instance of part) the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians

(... is an instance of part) a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken

(... is an instance of part) a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese

(... is an instance of part) the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission

Definition 11: a portion of a natural object - [noun denoting object]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they analyzed the river into three parts
  • he needed a piece of granite

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(... is a kind of part ) a relatively long narrow piece of something

"he felt a flat strip of muscle"

(... is a kind of part ) a thin flat piece cut off of some object

(... is a kind of part ) one of the parts into which something naturally divides

"a segment of an orange"

(... is a kind of part ) a small piece

"a nub of coal" "a stub of a pencil"

(... is a kind of part ) a part of the earth that can be considered separately

"the outdoor world" "the world of insects"

(... is a kind of part ) a large piece of something without definite shape

"a hunk of bread" "a lump of coal"

(... is a kind of part ) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

(... is a kind of part ) a piece cut off from the main part of something

(... is a kind of part ) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of part ) the main part of an organ or other bodily structure

(... is a kind of part ) a needlelike part or structure of a plant or animal or crystal; as a spine or bristle or crystal

(... is a kind of part ) the bottom or lowest part

"the base of the mountain"

(... is a kind of part ) a projecting part where two sides or edges meet

"he knocked off the corners"

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent; typically Precambrian

(... is an instance of part) that part of the Pacific Ocean to the north of the equator

(... is an instance of part) that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the south of the equator

(... is an instance of part) that part of the Pacific Ocean to the south of the equator

(... is an instance of part) that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the equator

(... is part of part) a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else

"units of nucleic acids"

Definition 12: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted his share in cash

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of part ) a share set aside for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of part ) a share of the profits

"everyone got a cut of the earnings"

(... is a kind of part ) a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business

(... is a kind of part ) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

"they have interests all over the world" "a stake in the company's future"

(... is a kind of part ) a promised or claimed share of loot or money

"he demanded his split before they disbanded"

(... is a kind of part ) a share of something

"a slice of the company's revenue"

(... is a kind of part ) an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)

"travel allowance" "my weekly allowance of two eggs" "a child's allowance should not be too generous"

(... is a kind of part ) a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

(... is a kind of part ) a portion of something divided into shares

"they split the loot three ways"

(... is a kind of part ) a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

(... is a kind of part ) a share that has been dispensed or distributed

(... is a kind of part ) a portion of something (especially money)

(... is part of part) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

Definition 13: something determined in relation to something that includes it - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he 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

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

(... is a kind of part ) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of part ) something left after other parts have been taken away

"there was no remainder" "he threw away the rest" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

(... is a kind of part ) anything that belongs to a set or class

"snakes are members of the class Reptilia" "members of the opposite sex"

(... is a kind of part ) an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole

"the reduced the number of units and installations" "the word is a basic linguistic unit"

(... is a kind of part ) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

"it was perfect in all details"

(... is a kind of part ) the most important or necessary part of something

"the basis of this drink is orange juice"

(... is a kind of part ) the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

(... is a kind of part ) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

"he noticed an item in the New York Times" "she had several items on her shopping list" "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"

(... is a kind of part ) one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

(... is a kind of part ) a part of a part

(... is part of part) the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole

Definition 14: come apart - [verb of contact]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two pieces that we had glued separated

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of part ) divide into pieces

"our department was dismembered when our funding dried up" "The Empire was discerped after the war"

(... is a kind of part ) divide into parts, pieces, or sections

"The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"

(... is a kind of part ) divide into segments

"segment an orange" "segment a compound word"

(... is a kind of part ) undergo meiosis

"The cells reduce"

(... is a kind of part ) divide or split up

"The cells segmented"

(... is a kind of part ) divide from the main body or mass and collect

"Many towns segregated into new counties" "Experiments show clearly that genes segregate"

(... is a kind of part ) come to be detached

"His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"

(... is a kind of part ) become separated, disconnected or disjoint

(... is a kind of part ) break off (a piece from a whole)

"Her tooth chipped"

(... is a kind of part ) release ice

"The icebergs and glaciers calve"

(... is a kind of part ) become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation

(... is a kind of part ) form into subdivisions

"The cells subdivided"

(... is a kind of part ) divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts

Definition 15: force, take, or pull apart - [verb of contact]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He separated the fighting children
  • Moses parted the Red Sea

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of part ) separate or cause to separate abruptly

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

(... is a kind of part ) set or keep apart

"sever a relationship"

(... is a kind of part ) separate from a clinch, in boxing

"The referee broke the boxers"

(... is a kind of part ) separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin

(... is a kind of part ) separate (meat) at the joint

(... is a kind of part ) to separate or be separated by force

"planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

(... is a kind of part ) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of part ) make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten

(... is a kind of part ) separate at the joints

"disjoint the chicken before cooking it"

(... is a kind of part ) make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of

(... is a kind of part ) set apart from others

"The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"

(... is a kind of part ) cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions

(... is a kind of part ) separate into isolated compartments or categories

"You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!"

(part causes ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Definition 16: leave - [verb of motion]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The family took off for Florida

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of part ) depart from the ground

"The plane took off two hours late"

(... is a kind of part ) leave

"The car roared off into the fog"

(... is a kind of part ) move rapidly and as if blazing

"The spaceship blazed out into space"

(... is a kind of part ) set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner

Definition 17: go one's own way; move apart - [verb of motion]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The friends separated after the party

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(part is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of part ) move away from each other

"The crowds dispersed" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

(... is a kind of part ) come apart

"the group broke up"

(... is a kind of part ) undergo diffraction

"laser light diffracts electrons"

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of part ) terminate a relationship abruptly

"Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman"

(... is a kind of part ) break up or separate

"The country is disunifying" "Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989"

(... is a kind of part ) part; cease or break association with

"She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

(... is a kind of part ) end a relationship

"China broke with Russia"

(... is a kind of part ) get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage

"The couple divorced after only 6 months"

(... is a kind of part ) withdraw from an organization or communion

"After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"

(... is a kind of part ) interrupt a continued activity

"She had broken with the traditional patterns"

Definition 19: to some extent; in some degree; not wholly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where part or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I felt partly to blame
  • He was partially paralyzed

Synonyms for part in the sense of this definition

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