Hypertext Webster Gateway: "imparting"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Impart \Im*part"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imparted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Imparting}.] [OF. impartir, empartir, L. impartire,
impertire; pref. im- in + partire to part, divide, fr. pars,
partis, part, share. See {Part}, n. ]
1. To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or
communicate; to allow another to partake in; as, to impart
food to the poor; the sun imparts warmth.

Well may he then to you his cares impart. --Dryden.

2. To obtain a share of; to partake of. [R.] --Munday.

3. To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by
words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.

Gentle lady, When I did first impart my love to you.

Syn: To share; yield; confer; convey; grant; give; reveal;
disclose; discover; divulge. See {Communicate}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : the transmission of information [syn: {conveyance}, {impartation}]

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