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P'ART, noun [Latin pars, partis.]

1. A portion, piece or fragment separated from a whole thing; as, to divide an orange into five parts.

2. A portion or quantity of a thing not separated in fact, but considered or mentioned by itself. In what part of England is Oxford situated? So we say, the upper part or lower part the fore part a remote part a small part or a great part

The people stood at the nether part of the mount. Exodus 19:17.

3. A portion of number, separated or considered by itself; as a part of the nation or congregation.

4. A portion or component particle; as the component parts of a fossil or metal.

5. A portion of man; as the material part or body, or the intellectual part the soul or understanding; the perishable part; the immortal part

6. A member.

All the parts were formed in his mind into one harmonious body.

7. Particular division; distinct species or sort belonging to a whole; as all the parts of domestic business or of a manufacture.

8. Ingredient in a mingled mass; a portion in a compound.

9. That which falls to each in division; share; as, let me bear my part of the danger.

10. Proportional quantity; as four parts of lime with three of sand.

11. Share; concern; interest.

Sheba said, we have no part in David. 2 Samuel 20:1.

12. Side; party; interest; faction.

And make whole kingdoms take her brother's part

13. Something relating or belonging to; that which concerns; as for your part; for his part; for her part

For my part I have no servile end in my labor.

14. Share of labor, action or influence; particular office or business.

Accuse not nature, she hath done her part

Do thou but thine.

15. Character appropriated in a play. The parts of the comedy were judiciously cast and admirable performed.

16. Action; conduct.

17. In mathematics, such a portion of any quantity, as when taken a certain number of times, will exactly make that quantity. Thus 3 is a part of 12. It is the opposite of multiple.

Parts, in the plural, qualities; powers; faculties; accomplishments.

Such licentious parts tend for the most part to the hurt of the English--

Parts, applied to place, signifies quarters, regions, districts.

When he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece. Acts 20:2.

All parts resound with tumults, plaints and fears.

In general, parts is used for excellent or superior endowments, or more than ordinary talents. This is what we understand by the phrase, a man of parts.

In good part as well done; favorably; acceptably; in a friendly manner; not in displeasure.

God accepteth it in good part at the hands of faithful man.ill part as ill done; unfavorably; with displeasure.

For the most part commonly; oftener than otherwise.

In part in some degree or extent; partly.

Logical part among schoolmen, a division of some universal as its whole; in which sense, species are parts of a genus, and individuals are parts of a species.

Physical parts, are of two kinds, homogeneous and heterogeneous; the first is of the same denomination; the second of different ones.

Aliquot part is a quantity which being repeated any number of times, becomes equal to an integer. Thus 6 is an aliquot part of 24.

Aliquant part is a quantity which being repeated any number of times, becomes greater or less than the whole, as 5 is an aliquant part of 17.

Part of speech, in grammar, a sort or class of words of a particular character. Thus the noun is part of speech, denoting the names of things, or those vocal sounds which usage has attached to things. The verb is a part of speech expressing motion, action or being.

P'ART, verb transitive [Latin partio.]

1. To divide, separate or break; to sever into two or more pieces.

2. To divide into shares; to distribute. Acts 2:45.

3. To separate or disunite, as things which are near each other. Ruth 1:17.

4. To keep asunder; to separate. A narrow sea parts England from France.

5. To separate, as combatants. Night parted the armies.

6. To secern; to secrete.

The liver minds his own affair,

And parts and strains the vital juices.

7. In seamen's language, to break; as, the ship parted her cables.

8. To separate metals.

P'ART, verb intransitive To be separated, removed or detached.

Powerful hands will not part

Easily from possession won with arms.

1. To quit each other.

He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted.

2. To take or bid farewell.

3. To have a share.

They shall part alike. 1 Samuel 30:24.

4. To go away; to depart.

Thy father

Embraced me, parting for th' Etrurian land.

5. To break; to be torn asunder. The cable parted.part with, to quit; to resign; to lose; to be separated from; as, to part with near friends.

Celia, for thy sake I part

With all that grew so near my heart.