- 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.
verb (used with object)
- partners' desk,
- partnerships for peace,
Origin of partner
Examples from the Web for partner
Social media forces us to not only be vulnerable for our partner but for the whole world.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Johnson dashed into the base and called to his partner, 23-year-old Tantania Alexander.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rate of partner violence dwarfs the number of women who experience sexual assault from a stranger (7%).
We should partner with them to get the message across, have them at the table, and listen rather than preach.
So he and his partner, Zack Simpson, did what they do so well: started spit-balling some game theory around politics.
He was sorry she would not come, but he hoped Miss Goldstein could find a partner for his friend.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
Magdaléna forgot her partner and gazed at them with genuine delight.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Dora M'Mahon had the honor of being his partner, as had one or two of the best looking girls present.The Emigrants Of Ahadarra|William Carleton
Yesterday we gave a little dinner to Archie's partner, Mr. Tamworth.Wanted: A Cook|Alan Dale
On the ground they were met by Cresford the builder, with his nephew, also Grundy with his son, and Craven his partner.Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I|Sir Moses Montefiore
Word Origin for partner
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."
1610s, transitive, "to make a partner," from partner (n.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Partnered; partnering.