[ pahrt-ner ]
/ ˈpɑrt nər /


verb (used with object)

to associate as a partner or partners with.
to serve as the partner of.

Nearby words

  1. partitive,
  2. partitively,
  3. partizan,
  4. partlet,
  5. partly,
  6. partners,
  7. partners' desk,
  8. partnership,
  9. partnerships for peace,
  10. parton

Origin of partner

1250–1300; Middle English partener, alteration of parcener by association with part

Related formspart·ner·less, adjectivenon·part·ner, nounun·der·part·ner, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for partner

British Dictionary definitions for 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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Word Origin and History for partner
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