noun (1)
par·​ti | \ (ˈ)pär¦tē \
plural partis\ -​ē(z) \

Definition of parti

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : match entry 1 sense 4b the Englishman whom she naively assumes to be an excellent partiTimes Literary Supplement
2 : a good or desirable match you don't realize what a parti he is— Mary Manning


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of parti (Entry 2 of 4)

: the basic general scheme of an architectural design
variants: or less commonly party-

Definition of parti- (Entry 3 of 4)

: various : variegated parti-striped

Definition of parti- (Entry 4 of 4)

: part parti-mortgage

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History and Etymology for parti

Noun (1)

French, from Middle French, match, party, decision, from parti, past participle of partir to divide, go away

Noun (2)

French, from Middle French, match, party, decision

Combining form (1)

obsolete English party, adjective, parti-colored, from Middle English party, parti, from Middle French parti striped, party per pale, from Old French, from parti, past participle of partir to divide, go away

Combining form (2)

Latin, from part-, pars

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“Parti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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