partner

Definitions

  • Meg's partner appeared
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v partner provide with a partner
    • v partner act as a partner "Astaire partnered Rogers"
    • n partner an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest "the musician and the librettist were collaborators","sexual partners"
    • n partner a person who is a member of a partnership
    • n partner a person's partner in marriage
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'THEN MY PARTNER STOOD ON MY SHOULDERS.'" "'THEN MY PARTNER STOOD ON MY SHOULDERS.'"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.
    • Partner (Naut) A framework of heavy timber surrounding an opening in a deck, to strengthen it for the support of a mast, pump, capstan, or the like.
    • Partner A husband or a wife.
    • Partner (Law) An associate in any business or occupation; a member of a partnership. See Partnership.
    • Partner Either one of a couple who dance together.
    • Partner One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. "Partner of his fortune."
    • Partner One who shares as a member of a partnership in the management, or in the gains and losses, of a business.
    • v. t Partner To associate, to join.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores and 9% reported their pet snores
    • n partner One who shares or takes part in anything; a sharer or partaker: as, to be a partner in one's joys and sorrows.
    • n partner One who is associated with another or others; an associate.
    • n partner One who is associated with another in some game or amusement: One who plays on the same side, as, specifically, in whist. One who dances with another, especially one of the opposite sex.
    • n partner One who is associated in marriage with another of the opposite sex; a husband or wife.
    • n partner One who is associated with another or others as a principal or the contributor of capital in a business or joint adventure, and usually shares its risks and profits. See partnership.
    • n partner pl. Naut., pieces of timber let in between two deck-beams, to form a framing for the support of anything which passes through a vessel's deck, as masts, capstan, or pumps.
    • n partner Friend, Companion, etc. See associate.
    • partner To join; associate as a partner.
    • n partner In an involution, the element coupled with a given element.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the quiet town of Connorsville, Wisconsin, it's illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner has an orgasm.
    • n Partner pärt′nėr a sharer: an associate: one engaged with another in business: one who plays on the same side in a game: one who dances with another: a husband or wife
    • v.t Partner (Shak.) to join as a partner
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Quotations

  • Walt Schmidt
    Walt Schmidt
    “You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.”
  • Jimmy Stewart
    Jimmy Stewart
    “Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.”
  • Fred A. Allen
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    “Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners.”
  • Gerald Barzan
    Gerald Barzan
    “Forty for you, sixty for me And equal partners we will be”
  • Michael Leboeuf
    Michael Leboeuf
    “Treat your customers like lifetime partners.”
  • Joe Laurie Jr.
    Joe Laurie Jr.
    “If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For parcener, influenced by part,

Usage

In literature:

Even Andrew when he became his partner had not lost the attitude.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
Each man offers his right arm to his fair partner.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
He took a Mr. Craig as a partner, to obtain needed capital.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
He ver' good partner to trip.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Johnny Cantwell and Mortimer Grant were partners, trail mates, brothers in soul if not in blood.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
They had shared an adventure together, had been partners in a moment of peril.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Fenwick Grimes, the partner?
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Curly's vigilant eyes met those of his old side partner.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Then he finally returned to his partner.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
I would have liked to have known if there had been a change of any kind in Karpin since his partner's death.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
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In poetry:

He lost the partner of his breast,
Who sooth'd each rising care,
And ever charm'd the pains to rest
She ever lov'd to share.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Teach us how to live this prayer;
Reverently Thy plans to share!
More than echoes of Thy voice,
Make us partners in Thy choice!
"Thy Will Be Done" by Lucy Larcom
The birds their vernal notes repeat,
And glad the thickening grove,
And feather'd partners fondly greet
With many a song of love:
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
LESBIA. Grief my feeling so o'ermasters
That I have not breath to mourn.
Ah! of all thy woes the partner
Let thy wretched sister be!
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
How can it be, thou heavenly King,
That thou shouldst us to glory bring?
Make slaves the partners of thy throne,
Decked with a never-fading crown?
"Hymn XXVI: I Thirst, Thou Wounded Lamb of God" by Charles Wesley
And there to pluck the blackberry, and there to reach the sloe,
How joyously and happily would Love thy partner go;
Then rest when weary on a bank, where not a grassy blade
Had eer been bent by Trouble's feet, and Love thy pillow made.
"A World For Love" by John Clare

In news:

Oct 5, 1944 Died: Aug 6, 2012 Survived by: Partner, Roberto de Oliveira of Rio de Janeiro.
Banana Republic , Publix grocery stores, J.C. 0 Banana Republic is partnering with Bon Appetit magazine to market its Desk to Dinner collection.
Not just in victims and perps recently ventilated, but our partners and ourselves.
Nacional Records has partnered with Heineken for the Nacional Records Road Trip.
We started out with Brandy (Blond Lab) and then decided she needed a partner, the two Labs are never apart and love each other.
Busy P's studio partner goes classic with 'Housecall' EP.
Greatly enhanced lead quality monitoring standards across our remaining marketing partners.
It was during this lunch that Katzenberg purposefully let slip big news: His DreamWorks partner David Geffen really wanted to buy the newspaper.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Western Kentucky University is partnering with Barren County High School to offer college credit to students in the areas of agriculture and chemistry.
First off, we have partnered with Family Champions of the North Country, which is based in Tupper Lake.
Together with our partners at the Milwaukee Brewers, we'll find someone who is another great fit.
Tricks for traveling with your partner.
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Calling all locavores-carnivores: Greensgrow and PhillyCowShare are partnering up for a beefy promotion.
You've had the same climbing partner for three seasons.
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In science:

Nevertheless, a confirmation of supersymmetry can only result from the experimental identification of supersymmetric partners.
Prototype Graphs for radiative Corrections to Polarized Chargino or Neutralino Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation
If the chiral partner does not exist, then we consider the partner to be 0.
4d Gauge Theory and Gravity Generated from 3d Ones at High Energy
I as the fermionic partner of the gauge field AµI and ψΦI as the fermionic partner of the complex scalar ΦI .
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
The zero curvature symmetric spaces can be seen as tangent spaces of their curved partners.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
For quantum particles the outcomes of the spin measurements may be probabilistic, depending on their state, but the spins of the partners are correlated.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
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