Main definitions of partner in English

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noun

  • 1Either of a pair of people engaged together in the same activity.

    ‘arrange the children in pairs so that each person has a partner’
    • ‘she and her dance partner were on the show for seven weeks’
    1. 1.1A person or group that takes part with another or others in doing something.
      • ‘China is a major trading partner for Australia and the US’
    2. 1.2Any of a number of individuals with interests and investments in a business or enterprise, among whom expenses, profits, and losses are shared.
      ‘a partner in a prosperous legal practice’
      • ‘a junior partner’
      colleague, associate, co-worker, fellow worker, co-partner, collaborator, ally, comrade, companion, teammate
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  • 2Either member of a married couple or of an established unmarried couple.

    • ‘she lived with her partner’
    husband and wife, twosome
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  • 3A person with whom one has sex; a lover.

    • ‘make sure that you or your partner are using an effective method of contraception’
    spouse, husband, wife, mate, consort
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    1. 3.1US dated, dialect A friendly form of address by one man to another.
      • ‘how you doing, partner?’
      man, my friend
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Pronunciation

partner

/ˈpärtnər/ /ˈpɑrtnər/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Be the partner of.

    ‘young farmers who partnered Isabel to the village dance’
    • ‘Banks and government must effectively partner farmers' groups who perform.’
    • ‘John Galvin also starts for the first time this season and will partner John Quane in midfield in the absence of the suspended Jason Stokes.’
    • ‘The Australia-theme evening includes a dinner with a pair of Australian wines to partner each course, followed by an auction of promises.’
    • ‘I cannot imagine they will find many other mobile phone companies to partner them in the future.’
    • ‘The problem for Hughes is he has yet to find a suitable accomplice to partner the veteran goal-poacher up front.’
    • ‘We do make sure certain standards are lived up to by all the manufacturers of all the various different companies that are partnered with us.’
    • ‘Dan Gordon had a greater influence on game once he partnered Gregory McCartan in midfield.’
    • ‘With Chris Conway drafted to partner James Conway in a bid to break the Blues midfield stranglehold, they fired.’
    • ‘Alan Reilly played up front with young Gavin Phelan with David Breen returning to partner Willie Byrne at the back.’
    • ‘Here men dance with men, women partner women, and anyone can lead or follow.’
    • ‘This time she had the support of Majorie Elvidge at lead, as Mavis Puckering, who had partnered Wilson for the last two years, was unable to play.’
    • ‘The daughter of Blue Ocean was partnered by Michael Hussey and led with over a furlong to go to beat the newcomer, Fancy.’
    • ‘By that time he expects to be partnered by a major mining company to fund the expensive process of gold extraction.’
    • ‘Our decision, therefore, has been to partner the company.’
    • ‘He is also keen to develop gaming on board and says companies are queuing up to partner the airline on this initiative.’
    • ‘With that Jamie led her onto the floor, and proceeded to partner her for several dances.’
    • ‘Gavin Clinch will again partner Steve Blakeley at half back and the pack is also likely to be unchanged.’
    • ‘And even though they weren't partnered together, they were practically inseparable.’
    • ‘He partnered several ballerinas successfully, most of all Patricia McBride.’
    • ‘In other circumstances I would say he needed to be slightly taller to adequately partner this ballerina.’
    go with, go along with, travel with, keep someone company, tag along with, partner, escort, chaperone, attend, follow, conduct, lead, take, show, see, guide, steer, usher, pilot, convoy, help, assist, show someone the way
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    1. 1.1no object Associate or work together as partners.
      ‘we've partnered with several venues and organizations to bring fun science events to the city’
      • ‘This demonstrates that we can partner with nursing associations from around the world to gain from each other's expertise.’
      • ‘Even though we didn't partner with them, we can certainly thank them.’
      • ‘Like in gym, you usually have to partner with someone you don't even know.’
      • ‘You can even partner with your competitor and that's the whole basis of the association movement.’
      • ‘We have a whole team of licensed clinical professionals who are volunteers who partner with us.’
      • ‘They may choose to partner with government but do not thereby abandon their freedom, independence, and unique identity.’
      • ‘Clark told the master chiefs that he considers them senior leadership and tasked them to partner with their commanding officers.’
      • ‘Be sure to partner with charities that tug at your personal heart strings as your commitment to these organizations will be stronger.’
      • ‘He silently curses how averse he is to risk and is beside himself with anxiety when given the opportunity to partner with the entrepreneur.’
      • ‘He wanted to partner with me but I gave him some things to think about and told him we would talk again this week, so maybe that will turn into something.’
      • ‘We partner with other players to encourage curbside recycling.’
      • ‘She was sure to partner with people she knew and could trust.’
      • ‘Our promise to partner with you also underscores our growing commitment to the development of young people as journalists.’
      • ‘All of the foreign companies are partnered with local Taiwanese firms.’
      • ‘A lot of Chinese enterprises have been partnering up with foreign companies in joint ventures.’
      • ‘An individual gallery can also partner with a local restaurant to offer gift certificates.’
      • ‘I am optimistic that we can partner with these organizations to accomplish our goals.’
      • ‘Rice University Press will partner with organizations to provide more affordable publishing.’
      • ‘We must partner with other professional organizations and industry to maintain viability.’
      • ‘As such, partnering with local firms is a must, he says.’

Pronunciation

partner

/ˈpärtnər/ /ˈpɑrtnər/

Origin

Middle English alteration of parcener ‘partner, joint heir’, from Anglo-Norman French parcener, based on Latin partitio(n-) ‘partition’. The change in the first syllable was due to association with part.

Main definitions of partner in English

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noun

Nautical
  • partnersA timber framework secured to and strengthening the deck of a wooden ship around a hole through which a mast, capstan, pump, etc. pass.

    • ‘the mast was not chocked at the partners as it should have been’

Pronunciation

partner

/ˈpärtnər/ /ˈpɑrtnər/

Origin

Late Middle English probably from Anglo-Norman pautenere ‘promiscuous woman, prostitute’.