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.
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.
- part·ner·less, adjective
- non·part·ner, noun
- un·der·part·ner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for partner
an ally or companion: a partner in crime
a member of a partnership
one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a game: my bridge partner
either member of a couple in a relationship
to be or cause to be a partner (of)
- partnerless, adjective
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