partner

[pahrt-ner]

noun

verb (used with object)

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

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

Synonyms for partner

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Examples from the Web for partnered

Contemporary Examples of partnered

Historical Examples of partnered

  • He was partnered with Daffy, and for a long time he sought speech with Marjorie in vain.

    Marriage

    H. G. Wells

  • I thought that perhaps he had been partnered off with some mangy Levantine, and wanted to escape from him at all hazards.

  • Young men and girls, partnered in couples, were dancing about a blossoming hawthorn.

    Star of Mercia

    Blanche Devereux



British Dictionary definitions for partnered

partner

noun

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

verb

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 partnered

partner

v.

1610s, transitive, "to make a partner," from partner (n.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Partnered; partnering.

partner

n.

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."

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