n. A separate division, fraction, or fragment of a whole; a section or division; a piece: as, a part of the money; a part of the true cross.n. A division of a thing not separated in reality, but considered or mentioned by itself: as, the younger part of the community.n. In mathematics, an exact divisor: as, three is the fourth part of twelve: the opposite of multiple, though divisor is the preferable correlative; an equal constituent portion; one of several or many equal quantities into which a thing may be divided.n. An organic or essential element; a constituent division of a whole; a member; an organ: as, a vital part; the hinder parts of an animal.n. In music: One of the voices or instruments involved in the production of a concerted piece or passage.n. The melody or succession of tones intended for one of the voices or instruments in a harmonic or concerted piece; a voice-part.n. The written or printed score which a single performer uses in the performance of concerted music: as, a horn part; to write out in parts.n. Individual share; portion; moiety.n. Interest; concern; share.n. Share of action or influence; allotted duty; function, office, or business: as, to take an active part in public affairs.n. The character assigned to an actor in a play or other like performance; a rôle; also, the words spoken by an actor in such a character.n. Share of ability, mental endowment, or acquirement; in the plural, abilities; powers; facultis; talents; accomplishments.n. Side or party, or the cause or interest represented by one side or party; cause: as, to take one's part; for my part, I object.n. Region; quarter; place; spot.n. State; condition; plight.n. Act; action; conduct.n. [⟨part, verb] The parting of the hair.n. In grammar, one of certain leading parts of a verb-system, from which, when given, the rest can be inferred.n. Synonyms Part, Piece, Section, Portion, Share, Division. Part is the general word for that which is less than the whole: as, the whole is equal to the sum of all its parts. Piece is a part taken from a whole: as, a piece of meat; the dish was broken or the tree was torn to pieces. Section is a part cut off, or viewed as cut off, from the rest: as, a section of land, of the party. Portion is often used in a stilted way where part, would be simpler and better; portion has always some suggestion of allotment or assignment: as, this is my portion; a portion of Scripture; “Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me” (Luke x v. 12). Share is still more suggestive of the person connected with the matter: as. his share in the work; his portion of his father's estate was $100,000,and he insisted upon receiving his share at once. A division is one of two or more parts made by design, the parts still remaining connected: as, a division of an army or a fleet, of a subject, of a country. See particle.n. Abilities, Gifts, Talents, etc. See genius.To divide; separate or break into parts or pieces; sever.To divide into shares; distribute in parts.To cause to separate; cause to go different ways; separate; sunder.Specifically, to comb (the hair) away from a dividing line or parting; arrange (the hair) by dividing it more or less symmetrically.To draw or hold apart; separate by intervening: as, to part combatants.Nautical, to break or rend; suffer the breaking of: as, the ship parted her cable.To leave; quit; depart from.To mix; mingle.Synonyms To sever, issever, sunder, dismember, tear asunder, disjoin, disconnect, disunite.To become separated or detached; stand, fall, or move apart; separate; divide: as, her lips parted; our routes parted.To break; give way; become rent, severed, or detached: as, the cable parted.To let go; relinquish; give up: with with or from: as, the miser will not part with his money.To go away; depart; set out; leave; retire:with from or with, to take leave of; bid farewell to.To take part or have a share; share; partake.Partly; partially; in some measure.Technically, in assaying, to separate (silver from its alloy with gold) by dissolving out (the silver) with nitric acid.To give up; part with; pay (money); shell out: as, he parted well.An abbreviation of participle.