part, share, portion

Part is the usual word for "something less than the whole": "Here is part of the treasure." "For my part, I ask nothing." Share also means "part" but specifically refers to that which is allotted or designed for someone; it emphasizes the receiver: "I want my fair share of the money." "We divided the food into equal shares." Portion means a "part that is given for a purpose": "My portion of the job is to entertain the visiting players." Related words include piece, segment, section, sector, division, fragment, and component.

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  • portion — See part. See part, share, portion …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • share — See part. See part, share, portion …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • part — See part, share, portion …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Part — (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded as divided; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Part and parcel — Part Part (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Part of speech — Part Part (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Part owner — Part Part (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Part singing — Part Part (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Part song — Part Part (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • share — share1 [sher] n. [ME < OE scearu, akin to scieran, to SHEAR] 1. a part or portion that belongs or is allotted to an individual, or the part contributed by one 2. a just, due, reasonable, or full part or quota [to do one s share of work] 3. a)… …   English World dictionary

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