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  Dictionary Definition of part

1. a portion or division of a whole, separate in reality, or in thought only; a piece, fragment, fraction, or section; a constituent.
2. an essential or integral attribute or quality.
3. a. a section or major division of a work of literature. b. a volume.
4. a portion, member, or organ of an animal body.
5. each of a number of more or less equal portions composing a whole: a third part.
6. Mathematics. an aliquot part or exact divisor.
7. an allotted portion; a share.
8. ( usually plural ) a region, quarter, or district: foreign parts.
9. one of the sides to a contest, question, agreement, etc.
10. an extra piece for replacing worn out parts of a tool, machine, etc.
11. Music a. a voice either vocal or instrumental. b. the written or printed matter extracted from the score which a single performer or section uses in the performance of concerted music: a horn part.
12. participation, interest, or concern in something.
13. one's share in some action; a duty, function, or office: nature didn't do her part.
14. a character sustained in a play or in real life; a role.
15. the words or lines assigned to an actor.
16. ( usually plural ) a personal or mental quality or endowment: a man of parts.
17. ( plural ) the genitals.
18. a part of speech.
19. a parting in the hair.
-- verb (t)
20. to divide (a thing) into parts; break; cleave; divide.
21. to comb (the hair) away from a dividing line.
22. to dissolve (a connection, etc.) by separation of the parts, persons, or things involved: she parted company with her sisters.
23. to divide into shares; distribute in parts; apportion.
24. to put or keep asunder (two or more parts, persons, etc., or one part, person, etc., from another); draw or hold apart; disunite; separate.
-- verb (i)
25. to be or become divided into parts; break or cleave: the frigate parted amidships.
26. to go or come apart or asunder, or separate, as two or more things.
27. to go apart from each other or one another, as persons: we'll part no more.
28. Nautical to break or rend, as a cable.
29. to depart.
30. to die.
-- adjective
31. in part; partial.
-- adverb
32. in part; partly.