e. One of a pair or team in a sport or game, such as tennis or bridge.
2. Nautical A wooden framework used to strengthen a ships deck at the point where a mast or other structure passes through it. Often used in the plural.
v.part·nered, part·ner·ing, part·ners
1. To make a partner of.
2. To bring together as partners.
3. To be the partner of.
To work or perform as a partner or partners.
[Middle English partener, alteration (influenced by part, part) of parcener, parcener; see parcener.]
Synonyms: partner, colleague, ally, confederate These nouns all denote one who is united or associated with another, as in a venture or relationship. A partner participates in a relationship in which each member has equal status: a partner in a law firm. A colleague is an associate in an occupation or a profession: a colleague and fellow professor. An ally is one who associates with another, at least temporarily, in a common cause: countries that were allies in World War II. A confederate is a member of a confederacy, a league, or an alliance or sometimes a collaborator in a suspicious venture: confederates in a scheme to oust the chairman.
partner /prtnr/ n.1 a person who joins together with one or more people for a common purpose: A husband and wife are partners in marriage.||My partner and I play tennis together.2 one of the owners of a business: The partners in that company work hard.3 a person with whom one dances: His partner can really dance well.4silent partner: an inactive investor in a business v. [I] to become a partner: The companies partnered to make a new kind of computer.
Thesaurus: partnern.1 a teammate | colleague 2 a co-owner, principal.