partition off


partition off
verb
divide into parts, pieces, or sections
-

The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British

Syn: ↑partition
Derivationally related forms: ↑partitionist (for: ↑partition), ↑partition (for: ↑partition), ↑partitioning (for: ↑partition)
Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑divide, ↑part
Hyponyms: ↑pound, ↑pound off
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

-

Something ——s something

* * *

par ˌtition ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they partition off he/she/it partitions off present participle partitioning off past tense partitioned off past participle partitioned off] phrasal verb
to separate an area from the rest of a room with a partition

The foreman’s office was partitioned off from the shop floor.

Thesaurus: to separate an object or area into partssynonym
Main entry: partition

* * *

partition off [phrasal verb]
partition (something) off or partition off (something) : to separate (an area or part of a room) by using a wall, screen, etc.

The storage area was partitioned off from the rest of the basement.

• • •
Main Entry:partition

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • partition off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms partition off : present tense I/you/we/they partition off he/she/it partitions off present participle partitioning off past tense partitioned off past participle partitioned off to separate an area from the… …   English dictionary

  • partition off part of a room — subdivide a room into smaller parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • partition — par|ti|tion1 [pa:ˈtıʃən US pər , pa:r ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Latin partitio, from partire; PART2] 1.) a thin wall that separates one part of a room from another 2.) [U] the action of separating a country into two or more… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • partition — partitionable, adj. partitionary, adj. partitioner, partitionist, n. partitionment, n. /pahr tish euhn, peuhr /, n. 1. a division into or distribution in portions or shares. 2. a separation, as of two or more things. 3. something that separates… …   Universalium

  • partition — I UK [pɑː(r)ˈtɪʃ(ə)n] / US [pɑrˈtɪʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms partition : singular partition plural partitions 1) [countable] a wall, screen, or piece of glass used to separate one area from another in a room or vehicle 2) [uncountable] the process of …   English dictionary

  • partition — par•ti•tion [[t]pɑrˈtɪʃ ən, pər [/t]] n. 1) a division into or distribution in portions or shares 2) a separation, as of two or more things 3) something that separates or divides 4) a part, division, or section 5) bui an interior wall or barrier… …   From formal English to slang

  • Partition of Quebec — Partition in Quebec politics refers more correctly to the secession of regions of the province of Quebec than to partitions in strictly political sense. It is usually discussed as a possibility in the event of Quebec secession from Canada. It was …   Wikipedia

  • partition — par‧ti‧tion [pɑːˈtɪʆn ǁ pər , pɑːr ] noun [countable] 1. a thin wall that divides one part of a large room from another, for example in an open plan office: • glass partitions 2. COMPUTING one of the parts that a computer’s memory, such as a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Partition — Par*ti tion, n. [F. partition, L. partitio. See {Part}, v.] 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom. [1913 Webster] And good from bad find no partition. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partition of numbers — Partition Par*ti tion, n. [F. partition, L. partitio. See {Part}, v.] 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom. [1913 Webster] And good from bad find no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English