on one's part

O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pahrt]
    • /ɒn, ɔn wʌnz pɑrt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pahrt]
    • /ɒn, ɔn wʌnz pɑrt/

Definitions of on one's part words

  • noun on one's part a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together. 1
  • noun on one's part an essential or integral attribute or quality: a sense of humor is part of a healthy personality. 1
  • noun on one's part a section or division of a literary work. 1
  • noun on one's part a portion, member, or organ of an animal body. 1
  • noun on one's part any of a number of more or less equal quantities that compose a whole or into which a whole is divided: Use two parts sugar to one part cocoa. 1
  • noun on one's part an allotted portion; share. 1

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Origin of on one's part

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; (noun) Middle English (< Old French < L), Old English < Latin part- (stem of pars) piece, portion; (v.) Middle English parten < Old French partir < Latin partīre, derivative of pars

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Parts of speech for On one's part


on one's part popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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