- a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate.
- a person associated with another or others as a principal or a contributor of capital in a business or a joint venture, usually sharing its risks and profits.
- special partner.
- silent partner.
- a spouse; a husband or a wife.
- the person with whom one cohabits in a romantic relationship: I'd like you to meet my partner, Sarah.
- either of two people who dance together: my favorite partner in the waltz.
- a player on the same side or team as another: My tennis partner was an excellent player.
- partners, Nautical. a framework of timber round a hole in a ship's deck, to support a mast, capstan, pump, etc.
- to associate as a partner or partners with.
- to serve as the partner of.
Origin of partner
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Examples from the Web for partnered
The company recently partnered with Oakley to create a one-of-a-kind single malt Scotch flask.The Restaurant, Flask, And Photography Worthy of The Macallan Whisky
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The company also co-sponsored a concert with 2Chainz as headliner and partnered with UniversityPrimetime.com.FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot?
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Sally Beauty has also partnered with Susan G. Komen to sell special pink cosmetic products.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon
October 16, 2014
He said he recently partnered with the League of Young Voters for a campaign to help stop gun violence.From Public Enemy to Power Broker: Hip-Hop’s the New Global Pop Culture
Lauren DeLisa Coleman
September 27, 2014
Kate Moss partnered with London restaurant 34 to make a Champagne coupe modeled on her left breast.Women, It's Time to Reclaim Our Breasts
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He was partnered with Daffy, and for a long time he sought speech with Marjorie in vain.Marriage
H. G. Wells
I thought that perhaps he had been partnered off with some mangy Levantine, and wanted to escape from him at all hazards.
Young men and girls, partnered in couples, were dancing about a blossoming hawthorn.Star of Mercia
- an ally or companiona partner in crime
- a member of a partnership
- one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a gamemy bridge partner
- either member of a couple in a relationship
- to be or cause to be a partner (of)
Word Origin and History for partnered
1610s, transitive, "to make a partner," from partner (n.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Partnered; partnering.
c.1300, altered from parcener (late 13c.), from Old French parçonier "partner, associate; joint owner, joint heir," from parçon "partition, division. portion, share, lot," from Latin partitionem (nominative partitio) "a sharing, partition, division, distribution" (see partition (n.)). Form in English influenced by part (n.). The word also may represent Old French part tenour "part holder."