John's domestic partner does not receive health benefits on his insurance plan.
The newlyweds hoped to be partners for life.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Bob escorted his dance partner to the center of the dance floor.
The two brothers were partners in crime.
The young heavyweight needs a new sparring partner to train with.
The two firms have been each other's sparring partner for years. (metaphoric)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Bob made partner at that law firm in just four years.
The venture capitalist confided that he is a silent partner for two biotech startups.
The two firms may arrange a partner relation for the proposed spin-off.
The partners are having a meeting tomorrow to decide whether to bring Mary on board.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: usually in the plural
The boat inspector carefully looked over the partners of the main deck.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4