Dictionary: PAR-TOOK' – PA-SIG'RA-PHY

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PAR-TOOK', v.t. [or v. i. pret. of Partake.]

PART'RIDGE, n. [Fr. perdrix; It. pernice; Sp. perdiz; perdix; Gr. περδιξ; D. patrys; Ir. patrisg.]

A vague popular name of a considerable number of species of gallinaceous birds of the tetraonid tribe, some of which belong to the genus Perdix, some to Allagis, some to Ortyx, some to Tetrao, &c. Within small sections of country, even in New England, this name is differently and variously applied, so that is impossible to say to what bird it properly belongs.

PARTS, n. [plur.]

  1. Faculties, talents, mental powers, often uncommon powers of mind.
  2. Region, district of country.

PAR-TU'RI-ATE, v.i. [L. parturio, from partus, birth, from pario, to bear.]

To bring forth young. [Little used.]

PAR-TU'RI-ENT, a. [L. parturiens.]

Bringing forth or about to bring forth young.

PAR-TU-RI'TION, n. [L. parturio.]

The act of bringing forth or being delivered of young. – Encyc.

PAR'TY, n. [Fr. partie, from L. pars. See Part.]

  1. A number of persons united in opinion or design, in opposition to others in the community. It differs from faction, in implying a less dishonorable association, or more justifiable designs. Parties exist in all governments; and free governments are the hot-beds of party. Formerly, the political parties in England were called whigs and tories.
  2. One of two litigants; the plaintif or defendant in a lawsuit. The cause of both parties shall come before the judges. – Exod. xxii.
  3. One concerned or interested in an affair. This man was not a party to the trespass or affray. He is not a party to the contract or agreement.
  4. Side; persons engaged against each other. The peace both parties want, is like to last. – Dryden. Small parties make up in diligence what they want in numbers. – Johnson.
  5. Cause; side. Ægle came in to make their party good. – Dryden.
  6. A select company invited to an entertainment; as, a dining party, a tea party, an evening party.
  7. A single person distinct from or opposed to another. If the jury found that the party slain was of English race, it had been adjudged felony. – Davies.
  8. In military affairs, a detachment or small number of troops sent on a particular duty, as to intercept the enemy's convoy, to reconnoiter, to seek forage, to flank the enemy, &c. Party is used to qualify other words and may be considered either as part of a compound word, or as an adjective; as, party man, party rage, party disputes, &c.


Having divers colors; as, a party-colored plume; a party-colored flower.


The state of party; spirit of a party. [New.]


A jury consisting of half natives and half foreigners.


One of a party; usually a factious man; a man of violent party principles; an abettor of a party.


The spirit that supports a party.


A wall that separates one house from the next. – Moxon.

PAR'U, n.

A singular American fish.

PAR-VE-NU', n. [Fr.]

An upstart, or one newly risen into notice.

PAR'VIS, n. [Fr.]

A church or church porch. [Not used.] – Chaucer.


Littleness. [Not used.]

PAS, n. [Fr. pas, a step.]

Right of going foremost; precedence. [Not used.] – Arbuthnot.

PAS'CHAL, a. [L. pascha; Gr. πασχα; from the Heb.]

Pertaining to the passover, or to Easter.


An egg stained and presented to young persons, about the time of Easter. [Local.]

PASH, n. [Sp. faz, L. facies, face.]

  1. A face. [Not used.] – Hanmer.
  2. A blow. [Not used.]

PASH, v.t.

To strike; to strike down. [Not used.] – Dryden.

PA-SHAW', n. [Pers. پَاشَا pashaw.]

In the Turkish dominions, a viceroy, governor or commander; a bashaw. – Castle. Eaton.


The jurisdiction of a pashaw.

PA-SIG'RA-PHY, n. [Gr. πας, all, and γραφη, writing.]

A system of universal writing, or a manner of writing that may be understood and used by all nations. – Good.