(Par*son"ic Par*son"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to a parson; clerical.
Vainglory glowed in his parsonic heart.Colman.
(Par"son*ish) a. Appropriate to, or like, a parson; used in disparagement. [Colloq.]
(Part) 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.
And kept back part of the price, . . . and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles'feet.Acts v.
Our ideas of extension and number do they not contain a secret relation of the parts ?Locke.
I am a part of all that I have met.Tennyson.
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.
An homer is the tenth part of an ephah.Ex. xvi. 36.
A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom,Shak.
And ever three parts coward.
(b) A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.
All the parts were formed . . . into one harmonious body.Locke.
The pulse, the glow of every part.Keble.
(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.
Which maintained so politic a state of evil, that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with
(d) Quarter; region; district; usually in the plural. "The uttermost part of the heaven." Neh. i. 9.
All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and fears.Dryden.
(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
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.
We have no part in David.2 Sam. xx. 1.
Accuse not Nature! she hath done her part;Milton.
Do thou but thine.
Let me bearDryden.
My part of danger with an equal share.