part

A part is a section or portion of something larger. When you injure a body part, you only hurt one arm or foot, rather than your entire body.

Part can be used to mean a section of a whole, like a bicycle part, or Part Six of your book. To an actor, a part is a role in a movie or play, and to a hair stylist, it's the line on your scalp where your hair is combed in opposite directions. As a verb, it means "to divide or separate," and the Latin root is partem, "a part or portion."

Definitions of part
  1. noun
    one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    “the written part of the exam”
    synonyms: division, section
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    frame
    one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
    beginning
    the first part or section of something
    middle
    an intermediate part or section
    end
    a final part or section
    high point
    the most enjoyable part of a given experience
    component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient
    an abstract part of something
    chukka, chukker
    (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
    frame, inning
    (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
    game
    (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
    bout, round, turn
    (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
    first period
    the first division into which the play of a game is divided
    second period
    the second division into which the play of a game is divided
    final period
    the final division into which the play of a game is divided
    half
    one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
    period
    (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
    quarter
    (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
    over
    (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
    be all and end all, be-all and end-all
    the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim
    plot element
    a component or element of the plot of a story
    point
    a geometric element that has position but no extension
    top, top of the inning
    the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
    bottom, bottom of the inning
    the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
    first half
    the first of two halves of play
    last half, second half
    the second of two halves of play
    maiden, maiden over
    (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    counterpoint
    an element, idea, or argument used to create a contrast
    type of:
    concept, conception, construct
    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  2. noun
    something less than the whole of a human artifact
    “the rear part of the house”
    “glue the two parts together”
    synonyms: portion
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    appendage
    a part that is joined to something larger
    bit
    the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
    bottleneck
    the narrow part of a bottle near the top
    bulb
    a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)
    butt, stub
    the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
    component, constituent, element
    an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    cutout
    a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out
    foible
    the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
    fore edge, foredge
    the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine
    forte
    the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
    fraction
    a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
    heel
    (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
    hub
    the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
    jetsam
    the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm
    limb
    either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip
    neck
    a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form
    peen
    the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)
    piece
    a separate part of a whole
    pressing
    a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
    seat
    a part of a machine that supports or guides another part
    section, segment
    one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
    shank, waist
    the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    backbone, spine
    the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
    toe
    (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft
    turnout, widening
    a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    upstage
    the rear part of the stage
    upstairs
    the part of a building above the ground floor
    wreckage
    the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked
    accessory, add-on, appurtenance, supplement
    a supplementary component that improves capability
    add-on, addition, improver
    a component that is added to something to improve it
    appendicle
    a small appendage
    audio
    the sound elements of television
    auto part, car part
    a component of an automobile
    beam
    long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
    bend, curve
    curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    cigar butt
    small part of a cigar that is left after smoking
    cigarette butt
    small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking
    crystal
    a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
    dado
    the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
    flotsam, jetsam
    the floating wreckage of a ship
    handhold
    an appendage to hold onto
    grip, handgrip, handle, hold
    the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    computer hardware, hardware
    (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
    heating element
    the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
    ingredient
    a component of a mixture or compound
    input
    a component of production; something that goes into the production of output
    lagan, lagend, ligan
    goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered
    landside
    component consisting of a side piece opposite the moldboard
    leaf
    hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
    length
    a section of something that is long and narrow
    making
    (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something
    module
    a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
    piece of cloth, piece of material
    a separate part consisting of fabric
    piece of leather
    a separate part consisting of leather
    pel, picture element, pixel
    (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot)
    retrofit
    a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
    roach
    the butt of a marijuana cigarette
    scrap
    a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used
    fragment, shard, sherd
    a broken piece of a brittle artifact
    snip, snippet, snipping
    a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
    spare, spare part
    an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spark gap
    a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them
    spindle
    a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.
    straight, straightaway
    a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
    subdivision, subsection
    a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
    tailpiece
    appendage added to extend the length of something
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    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  3. noun
    a portion of a natural object
    “they analyzed the river into three parts
    synonyms: piece
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    North Atlantic
    that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the equator
    North Pacific
    that part of the Pacific Ocean to the north of the equator
    South Atlantic
    that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the south of the equator
    South Pacific
    that part of the Pacific Ocean to the south of the equator
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    body part
    any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
    corpus
    the main part of an organ or other bodily structure
    acicula
    a needlelike part or structure of a plant or animal or crystal; as a spine or bristle or crystal
    base
    the bottom or lowest part
    corner
    a projecting part where two sides or edges meet
    craton
    the part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent; typically Precambrian
    cutting
    a piece cut off from the main part of something
    fragment
    a piece broken off or cut off of something else
    hunk, lump
    a large piece of something without definite shape
    nub, stub
    a small piece
    segment
    one of the parts into which something naturally divides
    slice
    a thin flat piece cut off of some object
    strip
    a relatively long narrow piece of something
    world
    a part of the earth that can be considered separately
    saddle
    posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
    underpart
    a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal's body
    horseback
    the back of a horse
    dock
    the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
    ambulacrum
    one of the five areas on the undersurface of an echinoderm on which the tube feet are located
    withers
    the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
    cannon, shank
    lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
    loin, lumbus
    either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
    croup, croupe, hindquarters, rump
    the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
    gaskin
    lower part of a horse's thigh between the hock and the stifle
    flank
    the side between ribs and hipbone
    thorax
    part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs
    metamere, somite
    one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally
    apparatus
    (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    adnexa, annexa
    accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages to an organ (especially of the embryo)
    area, region
    a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    dilator
    a muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part
    groove, vallecula
    (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
    partition
    (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
    external body part
    any body part visible externally
    anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure
    a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    fornix
    generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)
    system
    a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
    ampulla
    the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
    tissue
    part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
    mentum
    a projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin
    organ
    a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
    venter
    a bulging body part (as the belly of a muscle)
    energid, protoplast
    a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts
    sarcomere
    one of the segments into which a myofibril is divided
    appendage, outgrowth, process
    a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    lobe
    (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part
    rectum
    the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
    shoulder
    the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
    body, torso, trunk
    the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
    chest, pectus, thorax
    the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    thorax
    the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
    hip
    either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
    haunch
    the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
    abdomen, belly, stomach, venter
    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    dorsum
    the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part)
    back, dorsum
    the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    small
    the slender part of the back
    ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush
    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    buttock, cheek
    either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
    stump
    the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
    shank
    the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
    shin
    the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
    toe
    forepart of a hoof
    articulatio, articulation, joint
    (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    loins
    the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen
    feature, lineament
    the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    rudiment
    the remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage of life
    section
    a segment of a citrus fruit
    bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap
    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    brickbat
    a fragment of brick used as a weapon
    cinder, clinker
    a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
    clast
    (geology) a constituent fragment of a clastic rock
    coal, ember
    a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering
    filing
    a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file
    nodule
    (mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)
    nubbin
    a small nub (especially an undeveloped fruit or ear of corn)
    nugget
    a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth
    paring, shaving, sliver
    a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    pruning
    something that has been pruned off of a plant
    restriction fragment
    the fragment of DNA that is produced by cleaving DNA with a restriction enzyme
    row
    a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally)
    scraping
    (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected
    section
    a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    spall, spawl
    a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
    spark
    a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
    internode
    a segment of a stem between two nodes
    type of:
    thing
    a separate and self-contained entity
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    the extended spatial location of something
    “religions in all parts of the world”
    synonyms: region
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    D region
    the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves
    Appleton layer
    the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission
    Kennelly-Heaviside layer
    a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length
    Achaea
    a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
    Doris
    a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
    Cynoscephalae
    the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians
    Transylvania
    a historical plateau region in northwestern Romania that is separated from the rest of the country by the Transylvanian Alps; originally part of Hungary; incorporated into Romania at the end of World War I
    Witwatersrand
    a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
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    air, atmosphere
    the mass of air surrounding the Earth
    biosphere
    the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
    depth
    (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part
    interplanetary space
    the part of outer space within the solar system
    interstellar space
    the space between stars
    heliosphere
    the region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
    intergalactic space
    the space between galaxies
    deep space
    any region in space outside the solar system
    aerospace
    the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
    zone
    an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
    belt
    an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found
    bottom
    the lowest part of anything
    county
    (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    distance
    a distant region
    Eden, Shangri-la, heaven, nirvana, paradise, promised land
    any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    extremity
    the outermost or farthest region or point
    hell, hell on earth, hellhole, inferno, snake pit, the pits
    any place of pain and turmoil
    inside, interior
    the region that is inside of something
    ionosphere
    the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons
    layer
    a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
    exterior, outside
    the region that is outside of something
    radius
    a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius
    side
    a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    air
    the region above the ground
    vacuity, vacuum
    a region that is devoid of matter
    top
    the upper part of anything
    zodiac
    a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
    house, mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign
    (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
    Papua
    the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
    Sind
    a region of southeastern Pakistan
    black hole
    a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field
    Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, Kuiper belt
    a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune
    mare, maria
    a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
    cap, capital, chapiter
    the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
    masthead
    the head or top of a mast
    crown
    the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
    asteroid belt
    the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found
    back of beyond
    a very remote and inaccessible place
    airspace
    the atmosphere above a nation that is deemed to be under its jurisdiction
    foot
    the lower part of anything
    base
    (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
    rock bottom
    the absolute bottom
    bound, boundary, bounds
    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    end, terminal
    either extremity of something that has length
    extreme, extreme point, extremum
    the point located farthest from the middle of something
    greenbelt, greenway
    a belt of parks or rural land surrounding a town or city
    midland
    the interior part of a country
    midst, thick
    the location of something surrounded by other things
    penetralia
    the innermost parts
    limit
    as far as something can go
    open, open air, out-of-doors, outdoors
    where the air is unconfined
    bedside
    space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)
    blind side
    the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed
    dockside
    the region adjacent to a boat dock
    east side
    the side that is on the east
    hand
    a position given by its location to the side of an object
    north side
    the side that is on the north
    shipside
    the part of a wharf that is next to a ship
    south side
    the side that is on the south
    west side
    the side that is on the west
    stratum
    one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
    head
    the top of something
    buffer, buffer zone
    a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
    combat area, combat zone
    a military area where combat forces operate
    danger zone
    a dangerous area
    DMZ, demilitarized zone
    a zone from which military forces or operations or installations are prohibited
    drop zone, dropping zone
    an agreed area where military supplies are dropped to ground troops
    kill zone, killing zone
    an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities
    strike zone
    (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike
    tidal zone
    an area subject to tidal action
    asthenosphere
    the lower layer of the crust
    chromosphere
    a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
    Earth's crust, crust
    the outer layer of the Earth
    exosphere
    the outermost atmospheric layer
    hydrosphere
    the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor
    interplanetary medium
    interplanetary space including forms of energy and gas and dust
    interstellar medium
    interstellar space including streams of protons moving from the stars
    geosphere, lithosphere
    the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
    lower mantle
    the deeper part of the mantle
    mantle
    the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
    mesosphere
    the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere
    ozone layer, ozonosphere
    a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun
    stratosphere
    the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere
    Earth's surface, surface
    the outermost level of the land or sea
    thermosphere
    the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere
    tropopause
    the region of discontinuity between the troposphere and the stratosphere
    troposphere
    the lowest atmospheric layer; from 4 to 11 miles high (depending on latitude)
    upper mantle
    the upper part of the mantle
    Isle of Wight, Wight
    an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
    cell wall
    a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier
    crown, treetop
    the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
    snow
    a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
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    location
    a point or extent in space
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    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    synonyms: percentage, portion, share
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    tranche
    a portion of something (especially money)
    dispensation
    a share that has been dispensed or distributed
    dole
    a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
    way
    a portion of something divided into shares
    ration
    a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
    allowance
    an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    piece, slice
    a share of something
    split
    a promised or claimed share of loot or money
    interest, stake
    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    profit sharing
    a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business
    cut
    a share of the profits
    allocation, allotment
    a share set aside for a specific purpose
    grubstake
    funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits
    controlling interest
    ownership of more than 50% of a corporation's voting shares
    insurable interest
    an interest in a person or thing that will support the issuance of an insurance policy; an interest in the survival of the insured or in the preservation of the thing that is insured
    vested interest
    (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another
    security interest
    any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation
    terminable interest
    an interest in property that terminates under specific conditions
    undivided interest, undivided right
    the interest in property owned by tenants whereby each tenant has an equal right to enjoy the entire property
    fee
    an interest in land capable of being inherited
    rake-off, vigorish
    a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
    reallocation
    a share that has been allocated again
    quota
    a proportional share assigned to each participant
    privy purse
    allowance for a monarch's personal expenses
    equity
    the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
    reversion
    (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)
    right
    (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
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    assets
    anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
  6. noun
    the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
    “he tried to sing the tenor part
    synonyms: voice
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    primo
    the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
    secondo
    the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
    voice part
    a part written for a singer
    accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment, support
    a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    bass, bass part
    the lowest part in polyphonic music
    canto
    the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
    descant, discant
    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    vamp
    an improvised musical accompaniment
    ground bass
    a short melody in the bass that is constantly repeated
    basso continuo, continuo, figured bass, thorough bass
    a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
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    air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune
    a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  7. verb
    come apart
    synonyms: divide, separate
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    subdivide
    form into subdivisions
    polarise, polarize
    become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
    break up, calve
    release ice
    break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off
    break off (a piece from a whole)
    disjoin, disjoint
    become separated, disconnected or disjoint
    come away, come off, detach
    come to be detached
    segregate
    divide from the main body or mass and collect
    segment
    divide or split up
    reduce
    undergo meiosis
    section, segment
    divide into segments
    partition, partition off
    divide into parts, pieces, or sections
    discerp, dismember, take apart
    divide into pieces
    gerrymander
    divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts
    flake, flake off, peel, peel off
    come off in flakes or thin small pieces
    exfoliate
    come off in a very thin piece
    blow off
    come off due to an explosion or other strong force
    chop off, cut off, lop off
    remove by or as if by cutting
    unsolder
    remove the soldering from
    fall off
    come off
    syllabicate, syllabify, syllabise, syllabize
    divide into syllables
    quarter
    divide into quarters
    pound, pound off
    partition off into compartments
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  8. verb
    force, take, or pull apart
    “Moses parted the Red Sea”
    synonyms: disunite, divide, separate
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    compartmentalise, compartmentalize, cut up
    separate into isolated compartments or categories
    polarise, polarize
    cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    isolate, keep apart, sequester, sequestrate, set apart
    set apart from others
    disjoin, disjoint
    make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
    disarticulate, disjoint
    separate at the joints
    disconnect
    make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
    tear
    separate or be separated by force
    joint
    separate (meat) at the joint
    gin
    separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
    break
    separate from a clinch, in boxing
    break up, sever
    set or keep apart
    bust, rupture, snap, tear
    separate or cause to separate abruptly
    manicure
    trim carefully and neatly
    scissor
    cut with or as if with scissors
    plane, shave
    cut or remove with or as if with a plane
    slice, slice up
    cut into slices
    pink
    cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
    jag
    cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge
    carve, cut up
    cut to pieces
    carve
    form by carving
    carve, chip at
    engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    cube, dice
    cut into cubes
    julienne
    cut into long thin strips
    chop, hack
    cut with a hacking tool
    undercut
    cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
    hack
    cut away
    chop, chop up
    cut into pieces
    cut down, drop, fell, strike down
    cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    chip, nick
    cut a nick into
    nick, snick
    cut slightly, with a razor
    break off, chip, cut off, knap
    break a small piece off from
    pare, trim
    remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
    circumcise
    cut the skin over the clitoris
    chamfer, chase, furrow
    cut a furrow into a columns
    indent
    cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication
    mortice, mortise
    cut a hole for a tenon in
    decouple, uncouple
    disconnect or separate
    detach
    cause to become detached or separated; take off
    cut down, mow
    cut with a blade or mower
    shear
    cut or cut through with shears
    gash, slash
    cut open
    cut down, slash
    cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    tap
    cut a female screw thread with a tap
    hob
    cut with a hob
    bore, drill
    make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
    clip, nip, nip off, snip, snip off
    sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    dissect
    cut open or cut apart
    bisect
    cut in half or cut in two
    transect
    cut across or divide transversely
    trisect
    cut in three
    pare, whittle
    cut small bits or pare shavings from
    chatter
    cut unevenly with a chattering tool
    cut away
    remove by cutting off or away
    tomahawk
    cut with a tomahawk
    saber, sabre
    cut or injure with a saber
    rebate
    cut a rebate in (timber or stone)
    cradle
    cut grain with a cradle scythe
    incise
    make an incision into by carving or cutting
    trench
    cut or carve deeply into
    bob, dock, tail
    remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    cleave, rive, split
    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    slice, slit
    make a clean cut through
    lacerate
    cut or tear irregularly
    saw
    cut with a saw
    discerp, lop, sever
    cut off from a whole
    pull, rend, rent, rip, rive
    tear or be torn violently
    rip up, shred, tear up
    tear into shreds
    chase
    cut a groove into
    bevel, chamfer
    cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel
    crosscut, cut across
    cut using a diagonal line
    rip
    cut (wood) along the grain
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  9. adverb
    in part; in some degree; not wholly
    synonyms: partially, partly
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    all, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, whole, wholly
    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  10. noun
    something determined in relation to something that includes it
    “he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself”
    synonyms: component, component part, constituent, moiety, portion
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    substance
    the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    language unit, linguistic unit
    one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
    item, point
    a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    butt
    the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
    base, basis
    the most important or necessary part of something
    detail, item, particular
    a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    unit
    an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    member
    anything that belongs to a set or class
    balance, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest
    something left after other parts have been taken away
    subpart
    a part of a part
    dregs
    the most worthless or undesirable part of something
    body substance
    the substance of the body
    living substance, protoplasm
    the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
    discourse
    extended verbal expression in speech or writing
    word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    syllable
    a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
    lexeme
    a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the English lexeme `go'
    morpheme
    minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
    formative
    minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
    name
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    agenda item
    one of the items to be considered
    incidental
    an item that is incidental
    inventory item
    an item listed in an inventory
    line item
    an item in an appropriation bill
    news item
    an item in a newspaper
    place, position
    an item on a list or in a sequence
    collocation
    a grouping of words in a sentence
    phone, sound, speech sound
    (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sign
    a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
    high spot, highlight
    the most interesting or memorable part
    dregs, leftover, remnant
    a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
    chemistry
    the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    phlogiston
    a hypothetical substance once believed to be present in all combustible materials and to be released during burning
    mixture
    (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
    atom
    (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
    chemical element, element
    any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
    activator
    (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
    substrate
    the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
    element
    one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
    medium
    an intervening substance through which something is achieved
    medium
    (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
    fluid
    a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
    volatile
    a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    essence
    any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
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    relation
    an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  11. noun
    that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation
    “it requires vigilance on our part
    “they resisted every effort on his part
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    concern
    something that interests you because it is important or affects you
  12. noun
    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    “the government must do its part
    synonyms: function, office, role
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    capacity
    a specified function
    hat
    an informal term for a person's role
    portfolio
    the role of the head of a government department
    lieu, place, position, stead
    the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    second fiddle
    a secondary role or function
    behalf
    as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of")
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    duty
    work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
  13. noun
    the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    synonyms: contribution, share
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    the part you are expected to play
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    attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  14. noun
    an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    “she played the part of Desdemona”
    synonyms: character, persona, role, theatrical role
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    bit part, minor role
    a small role
    heavy
    a serious (or tragic) role in a play
    hero
    the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
    ingenue
    the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
    name part, title role
    the role of the character after whom the play is named
    heroine
    the main good female character in a work of fiction
    baddie, villain
    the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
    cameo
    a brief appearance by a well-known actor in a movie or play
    soubrette
    a minor female role as a pert flirtatious lady's maid in a comedy
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    characterisation, characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal
    acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  15. noun
    a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
    “his part was right in the middle”
    synonyms: parting
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    line
    a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
  16. verb
    leave
    synonyms: depart, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out, take off
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    lift off, take off
    depart from the ground
    roar off
    leave
    blaze, blaze out
    move rapidly and as if blazing
    sally forth, sally out
    set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
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    go away, go forth, leave
    go away from a place
  17. verb
    go one's own way; move apart
    synonyms: separate, split
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    disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out
    move away from each other
    break up
    come apart
    diffract
    undergo diffraction
    aerosolise, aerosolize
    become dispersed as an aerosol
    break
    scatter or part
    volley
    be dispersed in a volley
    disband, dissolve
    stop functioning or cohering as a unit
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    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  18. verb
    discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    synonyms: break, break up, separate, split, split up
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    give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate
    terminate a relationship abruptly
    break apart, disunify
    break up or separate
    disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divorce
    part; cease or break association with
    break with
    end a relationship
    divorce, split up
    get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    break away, secede, splinter
    withdraw from an organization or communion
    break, break away
    interrupt a continued activity
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