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Partner Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • an associate who works with others toward a common goal; "partners in crime"
  • a person who is a member of a partnership
  • a person''s partner in marriage
  • provide with a partner
  • act as a partner; "Astaire partnered Rogers"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a person's partner in marriage ,
  • an associate who works with others toward a common goal; "the musician and the librettist were collaborators" ,
  • a person who is a member of a partnership

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Partner Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A partnership is when two or more people work together to complete a task. Those people are partners. Partner may share a business together for the profit of each other. If one business partner ends up making money they both share the profit.

A partner may also be somebody who lives with another person, e.g. a husband or wife (marriage partners), or a very good friend who shares his or her life with the other person. The word partner in this sense is used a lot in modern times because it does not discriminate between married or unmarried couples.

The word partner can be used in other senses, e.g. dancing partners (two people who dance together) or partners at a card games such as bridge in which partners work together against the other partners (their opponents).

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'Partner' example sentence in quotations

* The head never rules the heart, but just becomes it's partner in crime. - Mignon McLaughlin

* Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let's say you're an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces, wham, you just slam the door behind him and blast off. He might call you on the radio and say he's not Dracula, but you just say, 'Think again, bat man.' - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

* Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe that they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level, we cannot hope to achieve a higher level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure. - Lou Vickery

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Partner Sample Sentences in News

    DEAR ABBY: I co-own a professional service business with a woman whose appearance has deteriorated significantly over the last three or four years. "Mary" was never a fashion plate, but she used to be presentable for business. Four years ago, she put on quite a bit of weight. She refuses to buy new clothes until she loses it, but she makes no real attemp Read more on this news related to 'Partner'
  • Orbitz Partner Network & RIU Hotels Partner to Power Dynamic Vacation Packages
    CHICAGO -- Orbitz Partner Network, the private label division of Orbitz Worldwide , announced today that it has launched a multi-year partnership with RIU Hotels & Resorts to power dynamic vacation package ... Read more on this news related to 'Partner'
  • Partner To Prosper - Advice From 5 Collaborative CMOs
    Marketing has always been a team sport. But astute marketing leaders are finding innovative ways to forge partnerships to enhance their businesses’ success. Yesterday at the Ad Age CMO Summit, five compelling examples of effective partnerships caught my attention and provide lessons for any marketer. Read more on this news related to 'Partner'

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