partner
I. noun Etymology: Middle English partener, alteration of parcener, from Anglo-French, coparcener — more at parcener Date: 14th century 1. archaic one that shares ; partaker 2. a. one associated with another especially in an action ; associate, colleague b. either of two persons who dance together c. one of two or more persons who play together in a game against an opposing side d. a person with whom one shares an intimate relationship ; one member of a couple 3. a member of a partnership especially in a business; also such membership 4. one of the heavy timbers that strengthen a ship's deck to support a mast — usually used in plural • partnerless adjective II. verb Date: 1611 transitive verb 1. to join or associate with another as partner 2. to provide with a partner intransitive verb to join as a partner

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  • Partner — Sm std. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. partner, das von ne. part Teil abhängig ist. Umbildung aus me. parcenēr n., das auf afrz. parconier zurückgeht. Dieses aus l. partiōnārius Teilhaber (zu l. partītio f. Teilung , über l. partīrī… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • partner — pȁrtner m DEFINICIJA 1. a. onaj koji zajedno s kim sudjeluje u izvedbi čega u paru [plesni partner] b. protivnik u sportu, kartanju i sl. [šahovski partner; kartaški partner]; suigrač 2. bračni suputnik ili onaj koji dijeli intimnosti s drugim… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Partner — Part ner (p[aum]rt n[ e]r), n. [For parcener, influenced by part.] 1. One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. Partner of his fortune. Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partner — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. partnererze; lm M. partnererzy {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} osoba, z którą się coś razem robi, z którą bierze się w czymś udział itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Partner w… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • partner — / pɑ:tnə/, it. / partner/ s. ingl. [alteraz. di parcener, dal fr. ant. parçonier ], usato in ital. al masch. e al femm. 1. [ciascuno dei componenti una coppia in spettacoli, giochi, sport] ▶◀ compagno. 2. [ognuna delle due persone legate da un… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • partner — /ˈpartner, ingl. ˈpɑːtnə(r)/ [vc. ingl., dall ant. fr. parçonier, dal lat. partionarius «che ha una parte»] s. m. e f. inv. 1. (nello sport) compagno □ (nello spettacolo) spalla 2. (in un rapporto d amore) compagno CFR. marito, moglie, fidanzato …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Partner — »Teilhaber, Teilnehmer, Kompagnon; Mitspieler, Gegenspieler; Genosse, Gefährte«: Das Wort wurde Anfang des 19. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. partner entlehnt. Das engl. Wort ist unter dem Einfluss von engl. part »Teil« umgestaltet aus mengl. parcener …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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