Meaning of “part” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /pɑːt/

If two sides of something part, they become separated, and if you part them, you make them separate:

Slowly her lips parted and she smiled.
LEAVE [ I, T ] formal

If two people part, or if one person parts from another, they leave each other:

That summer, after six years of marriage, we parted.
Even after we parted company, we remained in contact.
HAIR [ T ]

to brush your hair in two directions so that there is a straight line showing on your head:

In my school days, I had long hair parted in the middle.

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(Definition of “part verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)