partner

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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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Albanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. partner

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

partner m

  1. partner

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English partner.

Noun[edit]

partner c (singular definite partneren, plural indefinite partnere)

  1. partner

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English partner[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɒrtnɛr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: part‧ner

Noun[edit]

partner (plural partnerek)

  1. partner

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Noun[edit]

partner m, f (invariable)

  1. partner (all senses)

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

partner m

  1. partner

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pȁrtner m (Cyrillic spelling па̏ртнер)

  1. partner

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

partner c

  1. a partner

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The English plural partners is also used.

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