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Dictionary Definition

parts n : the local environment; "he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /pɑːts/

Noun

parts
  1. Plural of part
  2. intellectual ability or learning
    He was a man of great parts but little virtue.
  3. vicinity, region
    • 1854, Lord Cockburn, Memoir of Thomas Thomson, Scotland Bannatyne Club, page 241:
      We intend being at Leamington before long, unless some change in the weather should make our stay in these parts more tolerable.
  4. plural only euphemism The male genitals.

Verb

parts
  1. third-person singular of part

French

Noun

f|p
  1. Plural of part

Extensive Definition

The concept of "part" is not easy to define though it is intimately connected to the concept "whole". For the formal study of the parthood relation, see mereology.
Part can also mean:
  • In part (music):
    • A part is the music played by an individual instrument or voice (or group of identical instruments or voices) within a larger work
    • A part in great Highland Bagpipe music is a musical sentence
  • In the performing arts, a part is an actor's role (see Role (performing arts)).
  • In mathematics, a part (mathematics) is any geometric object such as a point, line, arc, circle, polygon, polyhedron, or polytope that can be joined together to form a whole.
  • In engineering, a part is a component used in a higher-level mechanical or electrical assembly. Examples of parts are screws, transistors and other electronic components, a specially shaped piece of metal required by the mechanism of a specific model of video cassette recorder, and a myriad other examples. Parts required to replace broken parts in existing equipment are called spare parts or just spares.
  • In fashion, the part or parting of a person's hair is the "watershed" line at which the hair is divided (often with a comb), and forms part of their hairstyle. Some people part their hair in the middle (a "center part," following the natural part of the hair), and some part their hair at one side or the other.
  • In preparing mixtures, it is customary to specify an undefined amount of a mixture in either parts or percentages. For example the cocktail known as a Martini is described as being made with 5 parts of gin to 1 of vermouth. This terminology can also be used in relation to cement and recipes.
  • In the Hebrew calendar, a part (chelek) is 1/18 of a minute, or 3 1/3 seconds.
parts in Czech: Díl
parts in German: Diel
parts in Ido: Parto
parts in Japanese: パート
parts in Slovak: Diel

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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