[ pahrt-ner ]
/ ˈpɑrt nər /
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.
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.
verb (used with object)
to associate as a partner or partners with.
to serve as the partner of.
Is It Time For All Couples To Use The Term “Partner”?There are a lot of different words one could use to describe the person with whom they're in a romantic relationship. But, the one word that is most quickly redefining the way we talk about relationships is partner.
Origin of partner
Related formspart·ner·less, adjectivenon·part·ner, nounun·der·part·ner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-partner
/ (ˈpɑːtnə) /
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)
Derived Formspartnerless, adjective
Word Origin for partner
C14: variant (influenced by part) of parcener
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