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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

P`ARTNER, n. [from part.] One who partakes or shares with another; a partaker; an associate; as, she is partner of my life, of my joys, of my griefs.
Those of the race of Shem were no partners in the unbelieving work of the tower.
1. An associate in any business or occupation; a joint owner of stock or capital, employed in commerce, manufactures or other business. Men are sometimes partners in a single voyage or adventure, sometimes in a firm or standing company.
2. One who dances with another, either male or female, as in a contra dance.
3. A husband or wife.
P`ARTNER, v.t. To join; to associate with a partner. [Little used.]
Partners, in a ship, pieces of plank nailed round the scuttles in a deck where the masts are placed; also, the scuttles themselves.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person's partner in marriage [syn: spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half]
2: an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest; "the musician and the librettist were collaborators"; "sexual partners" [syn: collaborator, cooperator, partner, pardner]
3: a person who is a member of a partnership v
1: provide with a partner
2: act as a partner; "Astaire partnered Rogers"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English partener, alteration of parcener, from Anglo-French, coparcener more at parcener Date: 14th century 1. archaic one that shares ; partaker 2. a. one associated with another especially in an action ; associate, colleague b. either of two persons who dance together c. one of two or more persons who play together in a game against an opposing side d. a person with whom one shares an intimate relationship ; one member of a couple 3. a member of a partnership especially in a business; also such membership 4. one of the heavy timbers that strengthen a ship's deck to support a mast usually used in plural partnerless adjective II. verb Date: 1611 transitive verb 1. to join or associate with another as partner 2. to provide with a partner intransitive verb to join as a partner

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a person who shares or takes part with another or others, esp. in a business firm with shared risks and profits. 2 a companion in dancing. 3 a player (esp. one of two) on the same side in a game. 4 either member of a married couple, or of an unmarried couple living together. --v.tr. 1 be the partner of. 2 associate as partners. Derivatives: partnerless adj. Etymology: ME, alt. of parcener joint heir, after PART

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Partner Part"ner, v. t. To associate, to join. [Obs.] --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Partner Part"ner, n. [For parcener, influenced by part.] 1. One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. ``Partner of his fortune.'' --Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who dance together. (c) One who shares as a member of a partnership in the management, or in the gains and losses, of a business. My other self, the partner of my life. --Milton. 2. (Law) An associate in any business or occupation; a member of a partnership. See Partnership. 3. pl. (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. Dormant, or Silent, partner. See under Dormant, a. Syn: Associate; colleague; coadjutor; confederate; partaker; participator; companion; comrade; mate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Partner Part"ner, n. [For parcener, influenced by part.] 1. One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. ``Partner of his fortune.'' --Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who dance together. (c) One who shares as a member of a partnership in the management, or in the gains and losses, of a business. My other self, the partner of my life. --Milton. 2. (Law) An associate in any business or occupation; a member of a partnership. See Partnership. 3. pl. (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. Dormant, or Silent, partner. See under Dormant, a. Syn: Associate; colleague; coadjutor; confederate; partaker; participator; companion; comrade; mate.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(partners, partnering, partnered) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. Your partner is the person you are married to or are having a romantic or sexual relationship with. Wanting other friends doesn't mean you don't love your partner. ...his choice of marriage partner. N-COUNT: oft poss N 2. Your partner is the person you are doing something with, for example dancing with or playing with in a game against two other people. My partner for the event was the marvellous American player. ...a partner in crime. N-COUNT 3. The partners in a firm or business are the people who share the ownership of it. (BUSINESS) He's a partner in a Chicago law firm. N-COUNT 4. The partner of a country or organization is another country or organization with which they work or do business. Spain has been one of Cuba's major trading partners. N-COUNT: usu with supp 5. If you partner someone, you are their partner in a game or in a dance. He had partnered the famous Russian ballerina... He will be partnered by Ian Baker, the defending champion... He partnered Andre Agassi to victory. VERB: V n, be V-ed by/with n, V n to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Associate, colleague, partaker, sharer, participator, participant. 2. Member of a partnership, member of a firm, one of a firm or house, coadjutor, confederate. 3. Spouse, companion, consort.

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