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Partick Thistle Football Club (nicknamed the Jags) are a professional football club from Glasgow, Scotland.

part n 1: something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach" [syn: {portion}, {component part}, {component}] 2: the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space" [syn: {region}] 3: so far as concerns the actor specified; "it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part"; 4: something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together" [syn: {portion}] 5: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division" [syn: {section}, {division}] 6: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role" [syn: {function}, {office}, {role}] 7: a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite" [syn: {piece}] 8: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona" [syn: {character}, {role}, {theatrical role}, {persona}] 9: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash" [syn: {share}, {portion}, {percentage}] 10: any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success"; "they all did their share of the work" [syn: {contribution}, {share}] 11: the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part" [syn: {voice}] 12: a line where the hair is parted; "his part was right in the middle" adv : in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed" [syn: {partially}, {partly}] [ant: {wholly}] v 1: go one's own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party" [syn: {separate}, {split}] 2: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up" [syn: {separate}, {split up}, {split}, {break}, {break up}] 3: leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: {depart}, {start}, {start out}, {set forth}, {set off}, {set out}, {take off}] 4: come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated" [syn: {separate}, {divide}] 5: force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea" [syn: {separate}, {disunite}, {divide}]

568 Moby Thesaurus words for "part": abrupt, absolute interest, accompaniment, actor, adjunct, after a fashion, airspace, alienate, allotment, allowance, alto, amount, anacrusis, antagonist, antihero, apportion, appreciably, appurtenance, area, arrangement, arrested, article, as for, as regards, aspect, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, baritone, bass, bass passage, basso continuo, basso ostinato, bassus, batch, be lost, behalf, belt, benefit, big end, bigger half, bit, bit part, bite, bolt, book, bourdon, break up, bridge, broach, budget, bunch, burden, business, by, by and large, cadence, callow, canto, cantus, cantus figuratus, cantus planus, capacity, carve, carve up, cast, cast off, cast out, cause, cease to be, cease to live, census, chapter, character, chiefly, chink, chorus, chunk, circumstance, claim, clause, cleave, clutch, coda, coil, column, commission, common, comparatively, component, composition, condition, 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Part \Part\, adv. Partly; in a measure. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Part \Part\ (p[aum]rt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parting}.] [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See {Part}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever. ``Thou shalt part it in pieces.'' --Lev. ii. 6. [1913 Webster] There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share. [1913 Webster] To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee. --Pope. [1913 Webster] They parted my raiment among them. --John xix. 24. [1913 Webster] 3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder. [1913 Webster] The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me. --Ruth i. 17. [1913 Webster] While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. --Luke xxiv. 51. [1913 Webster] The narrow seas that part The French and English. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants. [1913 Webster] The stumbling night did part our weary powers. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver. [1913 Webster] The liver minds his own affair, . . . And parts and strains the vital juices. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Since presently your souls must part your bodies. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. To separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's hair in the middle. [PJC] {To part a cable} (Naut.), to break it. {To part company}, to separate, as travelers or companions. [1913 Webster]

Part \Part\, v. i. 1. To be broken or divided into parts or pieces; to break; to become separated; to go asunder; as, rope parts; his hair parts in the middle. [1913 Webster] 2. To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; -- often with from. [1913 Webster] He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He owned that he had parted from the duke only a few hours before. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] His precious bag, which he would by no means part from. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 3. To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; -- followed by with or from; as, to part with one's money. [1913 Webster] Celia, for thy sake, I part With all that grew so near my heart. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Powerful hands . . . will not part Easily from possession won with arms. --Milton. [1913 Webster] It was strange to him that a father should feel no tenderness at parting with an only son. --A. Trollope. [1913 Webster] 4. To have a part or share; to partake. [Obs.] ``They shall part alike.'' --1 Sam. xxx. 24. [1913 Webster]

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 as divided; something less than a {whole}; a number, quantity, mass, or the like, regarded as going to make up, with others, a larger number, quantity, mass, etc., whether actually separate or not; a piece; a fragment; a fraction; a division; a member; a constituent. [1913 Webster] And kept back part of the price, . . . and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles'feet. --Acts v. 2. [1913 Webster] Our ideas of extension and number -- do they not contain a secret relation of the parts ? --Locke. [1913 Webster] I am a part of all that I have met. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, specifically: (a) An equal constituent portion; one of several or many like quantities, numbers, etc., into which anything is divided, or of which it is composed; proportional division or ingredient. [1913 Webster] An homer is the tenth part of an ephah. --Ex. xvi. 36. [1913 Webster] A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom, And ever three parts coward. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element. [1913 Webster] All the parts were formed . . . into one harmonious body. --Locke. [1913 Webster] The pulse, the glow of every part. --Keble. [1913 Webster] (c) A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; -- usually in the plural with a collective sense. ``Men of considerable parts.'' --Burke. ``Great quickness of parts.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Which maintained so politic a state of evil, that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with them. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (d) Quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural. ``The uttermost part of the heaven.'' --Neh. i. 9. [1913 Webster] All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and fears. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] (e) (Math.) Such portion of any quantity, as when taken a certain number of times, will exactly make that quantity; as, 3 is a part of 12; -- the opposite of {multiple}. Also, a line or other element of a geometrical figure. [1913 Webster] 3. That which belongs to one, or which is assumed by one, or which falls to one, in a division or apportionment; share; portion; lot; interest; concern; duty; office. [1913 Webster] We have no part in David. --2 Sam. xx. 1. [1913 Webster] Accuse not Nature! she hath done her part; Do thou but thine. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Let me bear My part of danger with an equal share. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, specifically: (a) One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction. [1913 Webster] For he that is not against us is on our part. --Mark ix. 40. [1913 Webster] Make whole kingdoms take her brother's part. --Waller. [1913 Webster] (b) A particular character in a drama or a play; an assumed personification; also, the language, actions, and influence of a character or an actor in a play; or, figuratively, in real life; as, to play the part of Macbeth. See {To act a part}, under {Act}. [1913 Webster] That part Was aptly fitted and naturally performed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies. --Pope. [1913 Webster] (c) (Mus.) One of the different melodies of a concerted composition, which heard in union compose its harmony; also, the music for each voice or instrument; as, the treble, tenor, or bass part; the violin part, etc. [1913 Webster] {For my part}, so far as concerns me; for my share. {For the most part}. See under {Most}, a. {In good part}, as well done; favorably; acceptably; in a friendly manner; as, to take an act in good part. --Hooker. {In ill part}, unfavorably; with displeasure. {In part}, in some degree; partly. {Part and parcel}, an essential or constituent portion; -- a reduplicative phrase. Cf. {might and main}, {kith and kin}, etc. ``She was . . . part and parcel of the race and place.'' --Howitt. {Part of speech} (Gram.), a sort or class of words of a particular character; thus, the noun is a part of speech denoting the name of a thing; the verb is a part of speech which asserts something of the subject of a sentence. {Part owner} (Law), one of several owners or tenants in common. See {Joint tenant}, under {Joint}. {Part singing}, singing in which two or more of the harmonic parts are taken. {Part song}, a song in two or more (commonly four) distinct vocal parts. ``A part song differs from a madrigal in its exclusion of contrapuntual devices; from a glee, in its being sung by many voices, instead of by one only, to each part.'' --Stainer & Barrett. [1913 Webster] Syn: Portion; section; division; fraction; fragment; piece; share; constituent. See {Portion}, and {Section}. [1913 Webster]

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Portion may refer to:

portion n 1: something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach" [syn: {part}, {component part}, {component}] 2: something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together" [syn: {part}] 3: the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans" [syn: {parcel}, {share}] 4: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash" [syn: {share}, {part}, {percentage}] 5: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion" [syn: {fortune}, {destiny}, {fate}, {luck}, {lot}, {circumstances}] 6: an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each" [syn: {helping}, {serving}] v : give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms" [syn: {assign}, {allot}]

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Portion \Por"tion\, n. [F., from L. portio, akin to pars, partis, a part. See {Part}, n.] 1. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything. [1913 Webster] 2. A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole. [1913 Webster] These are parts of his ways; but how little a portion is heard of him! --Job xxvi. 14. [1913 Webster] Portions and parcels of the dreadful past. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. A part assigned; allotment; share; fate. [1913 Webster] The lord of that servant . . . will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. --Luke xii. 46. [1913 Webster] Man's portion is to die and rise again. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 4. The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance. [1913 Webster] Give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. --Luke xv. 12. [1913 Webster] 5. A wife's fortune; a dowry. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Division; share; parcel; quantity; allotment; dividend. Usage: {Portion}, {Part}. Part is generic, having a simple reference to some whole. Portion has the additional idea of such a division as bears reference to an individual, or is allotted to some object; as, a portion of one's time; a portion of Scripture. [1913 Webster]

Portion \Por"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Portioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Portioning}.] 1. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute. [1913 Webster] And portion to his tribes the wide domain. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To endow with a portion or inheritance. [1913 Webster] Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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