10 / 11 / 2004
PARTNER: meaning and examples
Today's word is
: the people who own a company and share profits and losses. This relationship is called a partnership
Creating a business with 2 or 3 partners
is usually very difficult. In the beginning things usually go well, but then over the years the problems begin and there is often conflict between the partners
is also used to refer to someone you are having a romantic or sexual relationship with.
Sometimes your partner
can be your husband or wife (more common in UK English) and sometimes it can be your boyfriend or girlfriend. The word partner
doesn't indicate the status of the relationship or the sex of the person. In some places it has become a very common term amongst homosexuals.
: Did you know that Janet is a lesbian?
: Yes, of course. Her partner
is Lisa. In my opinion, they make a very nice couple.
I sometimes refer to my wife as my partner
or even as my girlfriend.
If you have any questions about partner
, please don't hesitate to contact me
. If I can't answer you, my (business) partner Rachel
will answer you.
Have a good day!