Part Part (p[aum]rt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parting}.] [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See {Part}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever. ``Thou shalt part it in pieces.'' --Lev. ii. 6. [1913 Webster]

There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share. [1913 Webster]

To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

They parted my raiment among them. --John xix. 24. [1913 Webster]

3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder. [1913 Webster]

The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me. --Ruth i. 17. [1913 Webster]

While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. --Luke xxiv. 51. [1913 Webster]

The narrow seas that part The French and English. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants. [1913 Webster]

The stumbling night did part our weary powers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver. [1913 Webster]

The liver minds his own affair, . . . And parts and strains the vital juices. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Since presently your souls must part your bodies. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. To separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's hair in the middle. [PJC]

{To part a cable} (Naut.), to break it.

{To part company}, to separate, as travelers or companions. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • parted — part ed (p[aum]rt [e^]d), a. 1. Separated; divided. [1913 Webster] 2. Endowed with parts or abilities. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) Cleft so that the divisions reach nearly, but not quite, to the midrib, or the base of the blade;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parted — parted; un·parted; …   English syllables

  • parted — index discrete, disjunctive (tending to disjoin), separate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parted — [pärt′id] adj. 1. divided; separated 2. Archaic dead 3. Bot. divided almost to the base, as some leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Parted — GNU Parted Entwickler: Das GNU Projekt Aktuelle Version: 1.8.8 (10. August 2007) Betriebssystem: Plattformübergreifend Lizenz: GPL …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Parted — GNU Parted GNU Parted Dernière version 1.9.0 (le 23  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • parted — adjective Date: 1534 1. a. divided into parts b. cleft so that the divisions reach nearly but not quite to the base usually used in combination < a 3 parted corolla > 2. archaic dead …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parted — partedness, n. /par tid/, adj. 1. divided into parts; cleft. 2. divided by a part: parted hair. 3. set or kept apart; separated. 4. Bot. (of a leaf) separated into rather distinct portions by incisions that extend nearly to the midrib or the base …   Universalium

  • parted — part•ed [[t]ˈpær tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) divided into parts; cleft 2) divided by a part: parted hair[/ex] 3) set or kept apart; separated 4) bot Bot. separated into rather distinct portions by incisions that extend nearly to the midrib or the base 5)… …   From formal English to slang

  • parted — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. divided, severed, sundered; see separated …   English dictionary for students

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