(v.) The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.
(v.) That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; separating boundary; dividing line or space; specifically, an interior wall dividing one part or apartment of a house, an inclosure, or the like, from another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions.
(v.) A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
(v.) The servance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
(v.) A score.
(v. t.) To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
(v. t.) To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.; as, to partition a house.
(n.) A bright red pigment consisting of mercuric sulphide, obtained either from the mineral cinnabar or artificially. It has a fine red color, and is much used in coloring sealing wax, in printing, etc.
(n.) Hence, a red color like the pigment; a lively and brilliant red; as, cheeks of vermilion.
(v. t.) To color with vermilion, or as if with vermilion; to dye red; to cover with a delicate red.