• WordNet 3.6
    • n parting the act of departing politely "he disliked long farewells","he took his leave","parting is such sweet sorrow"
    • n parting a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions "his part was right in the middle"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Plan of a Part Of the Ancient Town Of Kahun Plan of a Part Of the Ancient Town Of Kahun
Part of the Walls Of El-kab on The Northern Side Part of the Walls Of El-kab on The Northern Side
a Part of the Ancient Sacred Lake Of Osiris Near The Temple of Abydos a Part of the Ancient Sacred Lake Of Osiris Near The Temple of Abydos
Part of Caxton's Preface to the 'Recuyell of the Histories of Troye Part of Caxton's Preface to the 'Recuyell of the Histories of Troye
Part of Caxton's Epilogue to the 'Dictes and Sayinges of the Philosophers Part of Caxton's Epilogue to the 'Dictes and Sayinges of the Philosophers
5. Mouth parts of the Larva of a Beetle 5. Mouth parts of the Larva of a Beetle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Apples are part of the rose family
    • Parting (Geol) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
    • Parting A separation; a leave-taking. "And there were sudden partings , such as press
      The life from out young hearts."
    • Parting A surface or line of separation where a division occurs.
    • Parting Admitting of being parted; partible.
    • Parting Departing. "Speed the parting guest."
    • Parting Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute. "Give him that parting kiss."
    • Parting (Min) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellæ.
    • Parting Serving to part; dividing; separating.
    • Parting The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. "The parting of the way."
    • Parting (Naut) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
    • Parting (Chem) The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
    • Parting (Founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the movie "Babe", the piglet was played by over 30 different piglets they outgrew the part so quickly during the production of the film
    • n parting The act of separating Or dividing; separation. Departure; leave-taking; separation from friends.
    • n parting Agoing hence; death: sometimes hence-parting.
    • n parting In paper-making, the operation of separating the damp sheets.
    • n parting In metallurgy, the separation of gold and silver from each other by means of an acid. Both nitric and sulphuric acids are used for this purpose, the latter more generally; but parting by nitric acid is a process which has been in use for many centuries.
    • n parting In mineralogy, a separation of a mineral into layers due not to cleavage, but to some other cause, as the presence of thin lamellæ formed by twinning, as, for example, in pyroxene, titanite, etc.
    • n parting In comb-making, a method by which, in order to save material, two combs are cut from a single piece of shell but little wider than a single comb. The cutter used has a vertical motion upon the blank, which has an intermittent feed beneath it, and receives a succession of cuts, the teeth of one comb being cut from the interdental spaces of the other.
    • n parting A point or place of separation or division.
    • n parting In geology, a thin seam of clay or shale separating the thicker beds of rock.
    • n parting In founding: The meeting surfaces of the sand rammed up in the cope and in the drag. Parting-sand.
    • n parting The division of the hair on the head in dressing it.
    • n parting That which parts or divides.
    • n parting Share; fellowship; participation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Four different people played the part of Darth Vader (body, face, voice, and breathing).
    • adj Parting pärt′ing putting apart: separating: departing: given at parting
    • n Parting the act of parting: a division: a point or a line of division: the division of the hair on the head in dressing it:
    • n Parting (geol.) a division of a mineral into layers: a snapping or breaking under a great strain, as of a cable
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  • Tehyi Hsieh
    Tehyi Hsieh
    “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
  • Robert Frost
    “You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “Hope is the best part of our riches.”
  • Robert Browning
    “Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “The wise only possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.”
  • Seneca
    “A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.”


A fool and his money are soon parted - This idiom means that people who aren't careful with their money spend it quickly. 'A fool and his money are easily parted' is an alternative form of the idiom.
Bit part - If someone has a small or unimportant role in something, they have a bit part.
Discretion is the better part of valour - This idiom means that it is often better to think carefully and not act than to do something that may cause problems.
Man of parts - A man of parts is a person who is talented in a number of different areas or ways.
Part and parcel - If something is part and parcel of your job, say, it is an essential and unavoidable part that has to be accepted.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Part (v.)


In literature:

It is a large city, with heights rising about in various parts, covered with buildings.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Hot parts are to be cooled, and cold parts warmed, often both at the same time, so as to restore the proper balance of vital action.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
EWING, LIEUT., letter from, Part II., 49; John E., letter from, Part II., 50.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
Awkward men use the wrong part to perform a certain action; part interferes with part.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
A part of the German army, seemingly the most important part, has also been annihilated.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Part ruby-like, part candidate?
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Part of the organism may be dead to a part of the environment, or the whole to the whole.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
In the early part of the sixteenth century it was rumored that a water passage traversed the southern part of South America.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The upper parts are greenish black and the lower parts buff.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
The meatus is the narrowest part of it, and the prostatic part is the widest.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise

In poetry:

Here to me, now, for you
Lean on my heart.
Who says that you and I
Ever can part?--
"Parted" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
The fond rose pined
In its hidden heart
While the dew-drop play'd
Her changeful part.
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
At his side it stayed
When he ran to part.
What is this blade
Struck through my heart?
"There Was One" by Dorothy Parker
Sweetheart of long ago,
Why do you haunt me so?
Were you not glad to part,
"In Time of Sickness" by Robert Fuller Murray
Calm in well-deserving,
Happy at the heart,
Duty does his part
Steadfast and unswerving.
"The Sense Of Right" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Last night, when at parting
Awhile we did stand,
Suddenly starting,
There fell on my hand
"One Tear" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

The Series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
Part one appeared in the Sept 7-13 issue, and part two appeared in the Sept 14-20 issue.
PART I (of a two part series).
Here's the story: Draft beer Part One and Draft beer Part Two.
Part Iron Chef, part improv show, part comic art show.
A new material with a split personality -- part superconductor, part metal -- has been observed by a Princeton University-led research team.
Part 2 in a 2-part series.
IT'S partly an attractive guide to Italian ingredients and partly a collection of thumbnail biographies of the people who produce them.
Marc Adams shows you how in Part 10 of this 11-part series.
Part town hall meeting, part cabaret, this is an original adaptation of the Pied Piper legend.
Saunas are an important part of Finnish culture and history, and Hancock-based artist Mary Wright thought having an authentic 150-year-old sauna as part of next year's FinnFest would be a good idea.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.
Researchers say they've created a jellyfish that's one part artificial, one part biological.
In this third part of my sabbatical diary, I want to focus on one of the most important parts of the sabbatical : the money.
The ultimate old-school recipe: Mix one part meticulous, dedicated, automotive visionary and one part young, successful car enthusiast.

In science:

This reduces part (1) to part (3), if one takes also into account (the first proof of ) part (1) of the preceding proposition.
Mixed Artin-Tate motives with finite coefficients
We find that hT i is divided into two distinct parts with totally different features: the first part T1 is proportional to the product of the degrees of nodes on the path, i.e., T1 = 2m Ql−1 i=1 d(ǫi ), and the second part T2 is determined by the topological structure of the network.
Mean First Hitting Time of Searching for Path Through Random Walks on Complex Networks
Among them one can distinguish sources (unstable) for positive real parts, saddle for real parts of different sign and sinks (stable) for negative real parts.
Bounce scenarios in the Sotiriou-Visser-Weinfurtner generalization of the projectable Horava-Lifshitz gravity
The subscripts on the sources from this tier indicate that they are the part of the source associated with the subscripted source in the first tier, and the subscript “⊢” that this is the part of the source orthogonal to all previous parts. ‡The partial confounding of Viruses and V # S may not have first-order balance.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
First, it splits the proof into a deterministic part (the part we do now) and a probabilistic part (verifying the assumptions).
Combinatorial theorems in sparse random sets