partner

part|ner1 W2S3 [ˈpa:tnə US ˈpa:rtnər] n
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1¦(marriage etc)¦
2¦(business)¦
3¦(dancing/games etc)¦
4¦(country/organization)¦
5 partners in crime
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[Date: 1300-1400; : Anglo-French; Origin: parcener 'heir sharing half', from Old French parçon 'share'; influenced by part]
1.) ¦(MARRIAGE ETC)¦
one of two people who are married, or who live together and have a sexual relationship
→↑husband, wife ↑wife
Discuss your worries with your partner.
Only 29% of lone parents receive financial support from their former partners.
a sexual partner
2.) ¦(BUSINESS)¦
one of the owners of a business
She's a partner in a law firm.
The senior partner has retired.
3.) ¦(DANCING/GAMES ETC)¦
someone you do a particular activity with, for example dancing or playing a game against two other people
Clare's my tennis partner.
Take your partners for the next dance.
4.) ¦(COUNTRY/ORGANIZATION)¦
a country or organization that another country or organization has an agreement with
Nigeria is our principal trading partner in Africa.
The group is a junior partner (=less important group) in the PLO's governing coalition.
5.) partners in crime
two people who have planned and done something together, especially something that slightly annoys other people - used humorously
partner 2
partner2 v [T]
to be someone's partner in a dance, game etc
I used to partner him in tennis matches.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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