[pahrt-ner] /ˈpɑrt nər/
a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate.
a spouse; a husband or a wife.
the person with whom one cohabits in a romantic relationship:
I’d like you to meet my partner, Sarah.
either of two people who dance together:
my favorite partner in the waltz.
a player on the same side or team as another:
My tennis partner was an excellent player.
partners, Nautical. a framework of timber round a hole in a ship’s deck, to support a mast, capstan, pump, etc.
verb (used with object)
to associate as a partner or partners with.
to serve as the partner of.
(nautical) a wooden construction around an opening in a deck, as to support a mast
an ally or companion: a partner in crime
a member of a partnership
one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a game: my bridge partner
either member of a couple in a relationship
to be or cause to be a partner (of)
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.”
1610s, transitive, “to make a partner,” from partner (n.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Partnered; partnering.
[pahrt-ner-ship] /ˈpɑrt nərˌʃɪp/ noun 1. the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest. 2. Law. /ˈpɑːtnəʃɪp/ noun 1. 2. the state or condition of being a partner n. 1570s, from partner (n.) + -ship. In the commercial sense from c.1700. An association of two or more persons to conduct a business. […]
- Partnerships for peace
noun 1. a subsidiary organization of NATO, comprising former Warsaw Pact countries that wish to be allied with NATO but have not been granted full NATO membership: established in 1994
noun 1. (Caribbean) a screen used to divide off part of a room, such as the eating place of a parlour
noun, Astrology. 1. the celestial longitude of the moon plus the celestial longitude of the ascendant minus the celestial longitude of the sun: said to connote an area of life through which one achieves emotional satisfaction.