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part

noun uk   /pɑːt/ us    /pɑːrt/

part noun (SOME)

A2 [U] some but not all of a thing: Part of my steak isn't cooked properly. Part of this form seems to be missing. I think part of her problem is that she doesn't listen carefully enough to what other people say.Words meaning parts of things in part C2 partly, or to some degree: The deadline for applications is being extended, in part because of the postal strike.Incomplete in (a) large part to an important degree: How quickly we can finish the project depends in (a) large part on when we get the payments through.General words for size and amount for the most part C1 mostly or usually: He was, for the most part, quite helpful.General

part noun (SEPARATE PIECE)

A1 [C] a separate piece of something, or a piece that combines with other pieces to form the whole of something: We learned about all the different parts of the digestive system. The lower part of her spine was crushed in the accident. I think there's always a part of you that doubts what you're doing. Fresh fruit and vegetables form an essential/important part of a healthy diet. There'll be snow in parts (= particular areas) of the Midlands tonight.Words meaning parts of things B2 [C] one of the pieces that together form a machine or some type of equipment: He works for a company that makes aircraft parts.Words meaning parts of things [C] a single broadcast of a series of television or radio programmes or a division of a story: Next week we publish part three of 'The Diaries'. The programme will be shown in two parts.Programmes and other broadcasts [C] one of two or more equal, or almost equal, measures of something: Mix one part of the medicine with three parts water.Words meaning parts of things B1 [C] one of the characters in a film, play, or dance, or the words, actions, or movements that are said or done by that character: He's got a small part in the school play. She plays the part of the sexy blonde waitress.Casting, roles and scripts [C] the music that a particular musician plays in a groupMusical pieces these parts informal used to refer to an area of the country: We don't see many foreigners in these parts.Parts of countries

part noun (INVOLVEMENT)

take part B1 to be involved in an activity with other people: She doesn't usually take part in any of the class activities.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will [U] involvement in or responsibility for an activity, or action: He admitted his part in the robbery. I want no part in/of your crazy plans!Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will

part noun (HAIR)

[C] US (UK parting) a line on someone's head made by brushing the hair in two different directionsHairstyles

part

verb uk   /pɑːt/ us    /pɑːrt/
C2 [I or T] to separate or cause something or someone to separate: The curtains parted, revealing a darkened stage. To be parted from him even for two days made her sad.Separating and dividing [T] If you part your hair, you arrange it so that it falls on either side of your head by separating it with a line down the middle or on one side.Care for the hair C2 [I] formal If two people part, they leave each other, often at the end of a relationship: I'm afraid we parted on rather bad terms.Ending relationships and divorce
Phrasal verbs

part

adverb uk   /pɑːt/ us    /pɑːrt/
partly: He's part African - his father was born in Somalia. The exam is part spoken and part written.Incomplete
part
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
He's (a) part owner of a racehorse (= he shares the ownership of it with other people).Sharing
(Definition of part from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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