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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Partner  \Part"ner\,  n.  [For  parcener,  influenced  by  part.] 
  1.  One  who  has  a  part  in  anything  with  an  other  a  partaker; 
  an  associate;  a  sharer.  ``Partner  of  his  fortune.'' 
  --Shak.  Hence: 
  a  A  husband  or  a  wife. 
  b  Either  one  of  a  couple  who  dance  together. 
  c  One  who  shares  as  a  member  of  a  partnership  in  the 
  management,  or  in  the  gains  and  losses,  of  a  business. 
 
  My  other  self  the  partner  of  my  life.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Law)  An  associate  in  any  business  or  occupation;  a  member 
  of  a  partnership.  See  {Partnership}. 
 
  3.  pl  (Naut.)  A  framework  of  heavy  timber  surrounding  an 
  opening  in  a  deck,  to  strengthen  it  for  the  support  of  a 
  mast,  pump,  capstan,  or  the  like 
 
  {Dormant},  or  {Silent},  {partner}.  See  under  {Dormant},  a. 
 
  Syn:  Associate;  colleague;  coadjutor;  confederate;  partaker; 
  participator;  companion;  comrade;  mate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dormant  \Dor"mant\,  a.  [F.,  p.  pr  of  dormir  to  sleep,  from  L. 
  dormire;  cf  Gr  ?,  Skr.  dr[=a],  OSlav.  dr?mati.] 
  1.  Sleeping;  as  a  dormant  animal;  hence  not  in  action  or 
  exercise;  quiescent;  at  rest;  in  abeyance;  not  disclosed, 
  asserted,  or  insisted  on  as  dormant  passions;  dormant 
  claims  or  titles. 
 
  It  is  by  lying  dormant  a  long  time,  or  being  .  .  . 
  very  rarely  exercised,  that  arbitrary  power  steals 
  upon  a  people.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  In  a  sleeping  posture;  as  a  lion  dormant;  -- 
  distinguished  from  {couchant}. 
 
  {Dormant  partner}  (Com.),  a  partner  who  takes  no  share  in  the 
  active  business  of  a  company  or  partnership,  but  is 
  entitled  to  a  share  of  the  profits,  and  subject  to  a  share 
  in  losses;  --  called  also  {sleeping  or  silent  partner}. 
 
  {Dormant  window}  (Arch.),  a  dormer  window.  See  {Dormer}. 
 
  {Table  dormant},  a  stationary  table.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dormant  \Dor"mant\,  n.  [See  {Dormant},  a.]  (Arch.) 
  A  large  beam  in  the  roof  of  a  house  upon  which  portions  of 
  the  other  timbers  rest  or  ``  sleep.''  --Arch.  Pub.  Soc.  -- 
  Called  also  {dormant  tree},  {dorman  tree},  {dormond},  and 
  {dormer}.  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dormant 
  adj  1:  of  e.g.  volcanos;  temporarily  inactive;  "a  dormant  volcano" 
  [syn:  {inactive}]  [ant:  {extinct},  {active}] 
  2:  (heraldry)  lying  with  head  on  paws  as  if  sleeping  [syn:  {dormant(ip)}, 
  {sleeping}] 
  3:  (biology)  in  a  condition  of  biological  rest  or  suspended 
  animation;  "dormant  buds";  "a  hibernating  bear";  "torpid 
  frogs"  [syn:  {hibernating(a)},  {torpid}] 
  4:  not  active  but  capable  of  becoming  active;  "her  feelings  of 
  affection  are  dormant  but  easily  awakened" 




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