1. One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. “Partner of his fortune.” --Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who dance together. (c) One who shares as a member of a partnership in the management, or in the gains and losses, of a business.
My other self, the partner of my life. --Milton.
2. Law An associate in any business or occupation; a member of a partnership. See Partnership.
3. pl. Naut. A framework of heavy timber surrounding an opening in a deck, to strengthen it for the support of a mast, pump, capstan, or the like.
Dormant partner, or Silent partner. See under Dormant, a.
Syn: -- Associate; colleague; coadjutor; confederate; partaker; participator; companion; comrade; mate.
Part·ner, v. t. To associate, to join. [Obs.]
n 1: a person's partner in marriage [syn: spouse, married
person, mate, better half]
2: an associate who works with others toward a common goal;
"partners in crime" [syn: collaborator, cooperator, pardner]
3: a person who is a member of a partnership
v 1: provide with a partner
2: act as a partner; "Astaire partnered Rogers"