Parter to Parting
(Part"er) n. One who, or which, parts or separates. Sir P. Sidney.
(Par*terre") n. [F., fr. par on, by (L. per)+terre earth, ground, L. terra. See Terrace.]
1. (Hort.) An ornamental and diversified arrangement of beds or plots, in which flowers are cultivated,
with intervening spaces of gravel or turf for walking on.
2. The pit of a theater; the parquet. [France]
(Par*the"ni*ad) n. [See Parthenic.] A poem in honor of a virgin. [Obs.]
(Par*then"ic) a. [Gr. fr. a maid, virgin.] Of or pertaining to the Spartan Partheniæ, or sons of
(Par`the*no*gen"e*sis) n. [Gr. parqe`nos a virgin + E. genesis.]
1. (Biol.) The production of new individuals from virgin females by means of ova which have the power
of developing without the intervention of the male element; the production, without fertilization, of cells
capable of germination. It is one of the phenomena of alternate generation. Cf. Heterogamy, and Metagenesis.
2. (Bot.) The production of seed without fertilization, believed to occur through the nonsexual formation
of an embryo extraneous to the embrionic vesicle.
(Par`the*no*ge*net"ic), a. (Biol.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, parthenogenesis; as,
parthenogenetic forms. Par`the*no*ge*net"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Par`the*no*gen"i*tive) a. (Biol.) Parthenogenetic.
(Par`the*nog"e*ny) n. (Biol.) Same as Parthenogenesis.
(Par"the*non) n. [L., fr. Gr. Parqenw`n, fr.parqe`nos a virgin, i. e., Athene, the Greek goddess
called also Pallas.] A celebrated marble temple of Athene, on the Acropolis at Athens. It was of the
pure Doric order, and has had an important influence on art.
(||Par*then"o*pe) n. [L., the name of a Siren, fr. Gr. Parqeno`pn.]
1. (Gr. Myth.) One of the Sirens, who threw herself into the sea, in despair at not being able to beguile
Ulysses by her songs.
2. One of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, discovered by M. de Gasparis in 1850.
Parthian arrow, an arrow discharged at an enemy when retreating from him, as was the custom of the
ancient Parthians; hence, a parting shot.
(Par"thi*an) a. Of or pertaining to ancient Parthia, in Asia. n. A native of Parthia.
(Par"tial) a. [F., fr. LL. partials, fr. L. pars, gen. partis, a part; cf. (for sense 1) F. partiel. See
1. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse
of the moon. "Partial dissolutions of the earth." T. Burnet.
2. Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; baised; not indifferent; as,
a judge should not be partial.
Ye have been partial in the law.Mal. ii. 9.