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Noun: parts  paa(r)ts
  1. The local environment
    "he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"
Noun: part  paa(r)t
  1. Something determined in relation to something that includes it
    "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself";
    - portion, component part, component, constituent
     
  2. Something less than the whole of a human artifact
    "glue the two parts together"; "the rear part of the house";
    - portion
     
  3. A portion of a natural object
    "they analysed the river into three parts";
    - piece
     
  4. That which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation
    "it requires vigilance on our part"; "they resisted every effort on his part"
     
  5. The extended spatial location of something
    "religions in all parts of the world";
    - region
     
  6. The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    "the government must do its part";
    - function, office, role
     
  7. An actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    "she played the part of Desdemona";
    - character, role, theatrical role, persona
     
  8. Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    "he wanted his part in cash";
    - share, portion, percentage
     
  9. One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    "the written part of the exam";
    - section, division
     
  10. [N. Amer] A line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
    "his part was right in the middle";
    - parting
     
  11. The melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
    "he tried to sing the tenor part";
    - voice
     
  12. The part played by a person in bringing about a result
    "I am proud of my part in advancing the project";
    - contribution, share
Verb: part  paa(r)t
  1. Go one's own way; move apart
    "The friends parted after the party";
    - separate, split
     
  2. Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    "The couple parted after 25 years of marriage";
    - separate, split up, split, break, break up
     
  3. Head for somewhere else
    "The family parted for Florida";
    - depart, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off
     
  4. Come apart
    "The two pieces that we had glued parted";
    - separate, divide
     
  5. Force, take, or pull apart
    "Moses parted the Red Sea";
    - separate, disunite, divide

See also: part with

Type of: air, article, assets, attempt, change, characterization, concept, conception, concern, construct, displace, duty, effort, enactment, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], environment, environs, go away, go forth, leave, line, location, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, move, object, personation, physical object, portrayal, relation, strain, surround, surroundings, thing, try, tune

Part of: building block, earnings, hair, lucre, meronymy, net, net income, net profit, part to whole relation, profit, profits, unit, whole

Encyclopedia: Parts, The Clouns Horror

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