Related formspart·ed·ness, nounun·part·ed, adjective
Definition for parted (2 of 2)
- a region, quarter, or district: a journey to foreign parts.
- a quality or attribute establishing the possessor as a person of importance or superior worth: Being both a diplomat and a successful businesswoman, she is widely regarded as a woman of parts.
- the written or printed matter extracted from the score that a single performer or section uses in the performance of concerted music: a horn part.
- a section or division of a composition: the allegro part of the first movement.
verb (used with object)
- to separate (silver) from gold in refining.
- to cut (one part) away from a piece, as an end from a billet.
- to keep the surface of (a casting) separate from the sand of the mold.
verb (used without object)
Origin of part
SYNONYMS FOR part
Related formsmul·ti·part, adjectivesub·part, noun
Examples from the Web for parted
Reached Tuesday, a Sitrick Co. rep confirmed they parted ways with Epstein in April 2011.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Through a spokesperson, Klaus does not deny that he and Cato parted ways.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before we parted, he reminded me once again as I was walking to my car to read ‘Why Men Love War.’
Ben was there for the early parts of that process, before we parted ways.
But he insisted that she had been fine when they parted and that he had not heard from her since.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We parted with reciprocal expressions of regret and benediction.
We parted and went our several ways, leaving the little cloisters to solitude and the ghosts that haunted them.Glories of Spain|Charles W. Wood
He reached across the little gap that parted us and grasped my hand.The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
After to-night, little wife, we are never to be parted any more, remember.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
Would to God we could have met before we parted—perhaps for ever.Love After Marriage; and Other Stories of the Heart|Caroline Lee Hentz
British Dictionary definitions for parted (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for parted (2 of 2)
- an amount less than the whole; bitthey only recovered part of the money
- (as modifier)an old car in part exchange for a new one
- an actor's role in a play
- the speech and actions which make up such a role
- a written copy of these
- one of a number of separate melodic lines making up the texture of music
- one of such melodic lines, which is assigned to one or more instrumentalists or singersthe viola part; the soprano solo part
- such a line performed from a separately written or printed copySee part song
- to pretend to be what one is not
- (foll by in) to have something to do (with); be instrumental (in)to play a part in the king's downfall
- to end a friendship or association, esp as a result of a quarrel; separatethey were in partnership, but parted company last year
- (foll by with) to leave; go away from; be separated from
Word Origin for part
Medicine definitions for parted
Idioms and Phrases with parted
In addition to the idioms beginning with part
- part and parcel
- part company
- parting of the ways
- parting shot
- part with
- party line
- 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