partner definition, meaning - what is partner in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “partner”

See all translations

partner

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/  us   /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
a person or organization you are closely involved with in some way: He gave up his job as a police officer after his partner was killed. The two companies are partners in a contract to build a new power station.B2 one of the owners of a company: He's a partner in an insurance company/a law firm.B1 the person you are married to or living with as if married to them, or the person you are having a sexual relationship with: I've invited David and his partner over for dinner.A2 one of a pair of dancers or one of a pair who are playing a sport or a game together, especially when the pair are playing as a team
More examples

partner

verb [T] uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/  us   /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
If you partner someone in a sport, a game, or a dance, you act as that person's partner.
(Definition of partner from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of partner?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “partner” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More