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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
part
adv
  1. in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"
    Synonym(s): partially, partly, part
    Antonym(s): all, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, whole, wholly
n
  1. something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"
    Synonym(s): part, portion, component part, component, constituent
  2. something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
    Synonym(s): part, portion
  3. a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
    Synonym(s): part, 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; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
    Synonym(s): region, part
  6. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
    Synonym(s): function, office, part, role
  7. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
    Synonym(s): character, role, theatrical role, part, persona
  8. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
    Synonym(s): share, portion, part, 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"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
    Synonym(s): part, section, division
  10. a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions; "his part was right in the middle"
    Synonym(s): part, parting
  11. the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
    Synonym(s): part, voice
  12. the part played by a person in bringing about a result; "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work"
    Synonym(s): contribution, part, share
v
  1. go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
    Synonym(s): separate, part, split
  2. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
    Synonym(s): separate, part, split up, split, break, break up
  3. leave; "The family took off for Florida"
    Synonym(s): depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off
  4. come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
    Synonym(s): separate, divide, part
  5. force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
    Synonym(s): separate, disunite, divide, part
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Part \Part\, n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to
      bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel},
      {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.]
      1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything
            is divided, or regarded as divided; something less than a
            whole; a number, quantity, mass, or the like, regarded as
            going to make up, with others, a larger number, quantity,
            mass, etc., whether actually separate or not; a piece; a
            fragment; a fraction; a division; a member; a constituent.
  
                     And kept back part of the price, . . . and brought a
                     certain part and laid it at the apostles'feet.
                                                                              --Acts v. 2.
  
                     Our ideas of extension and number -- do they not
                     contain a secret relation of the parts ? --Locke.
  
                     I am a part of all that I have met.   --Tennyson.
  
      2. Hence, specifically:
            (a) An equal constituent portion; one of several or many
                  like quantities, numbers, etc., into which anything is
                  divided, or of which it is composed; proportional
                  division or ingredient.
  
                           An homer is the tenth part of an ephah. --Ex.
                                                                              xvi. 36.
  
                           A thought which, quartered, hath but one part
                           wisdom, And ever three parts coward. --Shak.
            (b) A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole;
                  a member; an organ; an essential element.
  
                           All the parts were formed . . . into one
                           harmonious body.                           --Locke.
  
                           The pulse, the glow of every part. --Keble.
            (c) A constituent of character or capacity; quality;
                  faculty; talent; -- usually in the plural with a
                  collective sense. [bd]Men of considerable parts.[b8]
                  --Burke. [bd]Great quickness of parts.[b8] --Macaulay.
  
                           Which maintained so politic a state of evil,
                           that they will not admit any good part to
                           intermingle with them.                  --Shak.
            (d) Quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural.
                  [bd]The uttermost part of the heaven.[b8] --Neh. i. 9.
  
                           All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and
                           fears.                                          --Dryden.
            (e) (Math.) Such portion of any quantity, as when taken a
                  certain number of times, will exactly make that
                  quantity; as, 3 is a part of 12; -- the opposite of
                  multiple. Also, a line or other element of a
                  geometrical figure.
  
      3. That which belongs to one, or which is assumed by one, or
            which falls to one, in a division or apportionment; share;
            portion; lot; interest; concern; duty; office.
  
                     We have no part in David.                  --2 Sam. xx.
                                                                              1.
  
                     Accuse not Nature! she hath done her part; Do thou
                     but thine.                                          --Milton.
  
                     Let me bear My part of danger with an equal share.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      4. Hence, specifically:
            (a) One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or
                  a controversy; a faction.
  
                           For he that is not against us is on our part.
                                                                              --Mark ix. 40.
  
                           Make whole kingdoms take her brother's part.
                                                                              --Waller.
            (b) A particular character in a drama or a play; an
                  assumed personification; also, the language, actions,
                  and influence of a character or an actor in a play;
                  or, figuratively, in real life. See {To act a part},
                  under {Act}.
  
                           That part Was aptly fitted and naturally
                           performed.                                    --Shak.
  
                           It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a
                           calf.                                          --Shak.
  
                           Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well
                           your part, there all the honor lies. --Pope.
            (c) (Mus.) One of the different melodies of a concerted
                  composition, which heard in union compose its harmony;
                  also, the music for each voice or instrument; as, the
                  treble, tenor, or bass part; the violin part, etc.
  
      {For my part}, so far as concerns me; for my share.
  
      {For the most part}. See under {Most}, a.
  
      {In good part}, as well done; favorably; acceptably; in a
            friendly manner. --Hooker.
  
      {In ill part}, unfavorably; with displeasure.
  
      {In part}, in some degree; partly.
  
      {Part and parcel}, an essential or constituent portion; -- a
            reduplicative phrase. Cf. {might and main}, {kith and
            kin}, etc. [bd]She was . . . part and parcel of the race
            and place.[b8] --Howitt.
  
      {Part of speech} (Gram.), a sort or class of words of a
            particular character; thus, the noun is a part of speech
            denoting the name of a thing; the verb is a part of speech
            which asserts something of the subject of a sentence.
  
      {Part owner} (Law), one of several owners or tenants in
            common. See {Joint tenant}, under {Joint}.
  
      {Part singing}, singing in which two or more of the harmonic
            parts are taken.
  
      {Part song}, a song in two or more (commonly four) distinct
            vocal parts. [bd]A part song differs from a madrigal in
            its exclusion of contrapuntual devices; from a glee, in
            its being sung by many voices, instead of by one only, to
            each part.[b8] --Stainer & Barrett.
  
      Syn: Portion; section; division; fraction; fragment; piece;
               share; constituent. See {Portion}, and {Section}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Part \Part\, v. i.
      1. To be broken or divided into parts or pieces; to break; to
            become separated; to go asunder; as, rope parts; his hair
            parts in the middle.
  
      2. To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other;
            hence, to die; -- often with from.
  
                     He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
                     He owned that he had parted from the duke only a few
                     hours before.                                    --Macaulay.
  
                     His precious bag, which he would by no means part
                     from.                                                --G. Eliot.
  
      3. To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection
            of any kind; -- followed by with or from.
  
                     Celia, for thy sake, I part With all that grew so
                     near my heart.                                    --Waller.
  
                     Powerful hands . . . will not part Easily from
                     possession won with arms.                  --Milton.
  
                     It was strange to him that a father should feel no
                     tenderness at parting with an only son. --A.
                                                                              Trollope.
  
      4. To have a part or share; to partake. [Obs.] [bd]They shall
            part alike.[b8] --1 Sam. xxx. 24.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Part \Part\, 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.]
      1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into
            two or more parts or pieces; to sever. [bd]Thou shalt part
            it in pieces.[b8] --Lev. ii. 6.
  
                     There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues.
                                                                              --Keble.
  
      2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot;
            to apportion; to share.
  
                     To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee.
                                                                              --Pope.
  
                     They parted my raiment among them.      --John xix.
                                                                              24.
  
      3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove
            from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
  
                     The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but
                     death part thee and me.                     --Ruth i. 17.
  
                     While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and
                     carried up into heaven.                     --Luke xxiv.
                                                                              51.
  
                     The narrow seas that part The French and English.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene
            betwixt, as combatants.
  
                     The stumbling night did part our weary powers.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or
            secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
  
                     The liver minds his own affair, . . . And parts and
                     strains the vital juices.                  --Prior.
  
      6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.]
  
                     Since presently your souls must part your bodies.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      {To part a cable} (Naut.), to break it.
  
      {To part company}, to separate, as travelers or companions.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Part \Part\, adv.
      Partly; in a measure. [R.] --Shak.
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