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, ∨ Silent, partner. See under Dormant, a.

Syn. -- Associate; colleague; coadjutor; confederate; partaker; participator; companion; comrade; mate.

 

© Webster 1913.


Part"ner, v. t.

To associate, to join.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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