Definition of part adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pɑːt//
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrt//
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(often in compounds) consisting of two things; to some extent but not completely She's part French, part English. His feelings were part anger, part relief. The course is part funded by the European Commission. He is part owner of a farm in France. Word OriginOld English (denoting a part of speech), from Latin pars, part-. The verb (originally in Middle English in the sense ‘divide into parts’) is from Old French partir, from Latin partire, partiri ‘divide, share’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: part