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partner

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EtymologyEdit

Late 13c., from Old French parçonneour (joint heir) from parçon (partition), from Latin partitionem (portion). The word may also represent Old French part tenour (part holder).

NounEdit

partner (plural partners)

  1. Someone who is associated with another in a common activity or interest.
    1. A member of a business or law partnership
      • 1668 July 3, James Dalrymple, “Thomas Rue contra Andrew Houſtoun” in The Deciſions of the Lords of Council & Seſſion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 548:
        He Suſpends on theſe Reaſons, that Thomas Rue had granted a general Diſcharge to Adam Muſhet, who was his Conjunct, and correus debendi, after the alleadged Service, which Diſcharged Muſhet, and conſequently Houstoun his Partner.
    2. A spouse or domestic partner
    3. Someone with whom one dances in a two-person dance.
      • 1909, Archibald Marshall, The Squire's Daughter, ch.I:
        He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. [] But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, […].
  2. (nautical) One of the pieces of wood comprising the framework which strengthens the deck of a wooden ship around the holes through which the mast and other fittings pass.
  3. (Jamaica) A group financial arrangement in which each member contributes a set amount of money over a set period.

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partner (third-person singular simple present partners, present participle partnering, simple past and past participle partnered)

  1. to make or be a partner
  2. to work or perform as a partner

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partner m (indefinite plural partnerë, definite singular partneri, definite plural partnerët)

  1. partner

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partner m

  1. partner

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DanishEdit

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From English partner.

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partner c (singular definite partneren, plural indefinite partnere)

  1. partner

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partner m, f (invariable)

  1. partner (all senses)

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partner m

  1. partner

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pârtner/
  • Hyphenation: part‧ner

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pȁrtner m (Cyrillic spelling па̏ртнер)

  1. partner

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partner c

  1. a partner

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  • The English plural partners is also used.

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