Idioms for part

Origin of part

before 1000; (noun) Middle English (< Old French < L), Old English < Latin part- (stem of pars) piece, portion; (v.) Middle English parten < Old French partir < Latin partīre, derivative of pars

SYNONYMS FOR part

1 component, ingredient, division, sector. Part, piece, portion, segment, section, fraction, fragment refer to something that is less than the whole. Part is the general word: part of a house. A piece suggests a part which is itself a complete unit or it may mean an irregular fragment: a piece of pie; a piece of a broken vase. A portion is a part allotted or assigned to a person, purpose, etc.: a portion of food. A segment is often a part into which something separates naturally: a segment of an orange. Section suggests a relatively substantial, clearly separate part that fits closely with other parts to form a whole: a section of a fishing rod, a book. Fraction suggests a less substantial but still clearly delimited part, often separate from other parts: a fraction of his former income. Fragment suggests a broken, inconsequential, incomplete part, with irregular or imprecise outlines or boundaries: a fragment of broken pottery, of information.
6 apportionment, lot.
13 responsibility.
18 sever, sunder, dissociate, disconnect, disjoin, detach.

OTHER WORDS FROM part

mul·ti·part, adjectivesub·part, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for for one's part

part
/ (pɑːt) /

noun

verb

adverb

to some extent; partly
See also parts

Word Origin for part

C13: via Old French from Latin partīre to divide, from pars a part
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Medicine definitions for for one's part

part
[ pärt ]

n.

A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided.
An organ, member, or other division of an organism.
An anatomical part; pars.
parts The external genitalia.
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Idioms and Phrases with for one's part (1 of 2)

for one's part

Also, on one's part; on the part of one.

1

So far as one is concerned, as regards one's share in the matter. For example, You may want to go out, but for my part I want to stay home, or On the part of the others, they expect a small share of the profits. [Mid-1400s]

2

Regarding or with respect to the one specified, as in For the Confederates' part, a daring strategy accounted for their victory at Chancellorsville, or, as Thomas Macaulay put it in History of England (1849): “No excess of tyranny on the part of a prince can justify active resistance on the part of a subject.” [c. 1400]

Idioms and Phrases with for one's part (2 of 2)

part

In addition to the idioms beginning with part

  • part and parcel
  • part company
  • parting of the ways
  • parting shot
  • part with
  • party line

also see:

  • best part of
  • better half (part of)
  • discretion is the better part of valor
  • do one's bit (part)
  • fool and his money are soon parted
  • for one's part
  • for the most part
  • in good part
  • in part
  • take part
  • take someone's part
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