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parti

noun par·ti \ (ˈ)pär¦tē \

Definition of parti

plural partis \-ē(z)\
1 :1match 4b
  • the Englishman whom she naively assumes to be an excellent parti
  • Times Literary Supplement
2 :a good or desirable match
  • you don't realize what a parti he is
  • —Mary Manning

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Origin and Etymology of parti

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


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parti

noun \ " \

Definition of parti

plural -s
:the basic general scheme of an architectural design

Origin and Etymology of parti

French, from Middle French, match, party, decision


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parti-

combining form
variants: or less commonly party-

Definition of parti-

:various :variegated
  • parti-striped

Origin and Etymology of parti-

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


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parti-

combining form

Definition of parti-

:part
  • parti-mortgage

Origin and Etymology of parti-

Latin, from part-, pars


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