Definition of a man of (many) parts in English:

a man of (many) parts

phrase

  • A man with great ability in many different areas.

    ‘he was a man of parts—a painter, Egyptologist, and biographer’
    • ‘Thomas has been blind since birth but that doesn't stop him from being a singer, a musician, an actor and a man of many parts.’
    • ‘Erskine was a man of many parts, something like the Renaissance ideal of a man: An educator, concert pianist, author of 60 books, head of a school and a popular and witty lecturer.’
    • ‘Gambler, cardsharp, alchemist, musician, spy, philosopher, entrepreneur, Casanova was a man of many parts, yet his reputation rests firmly on one.’
    • ‘Clearly a man of parts, Marston is quite as intriguing as the musicians whose performances he so lovingly restores.’
    • ‘Instead of seeking a reductive unity, one should allow him to retain his vitality as a man of parts, engaged in a range of valuable general enterprises that may not have a common denominator.’
    • ‘Besides, Quraishi has been a man of many parts - sprinter and striker, writer and broadcaster, theatre and television personality.’
    • ‘He was a man of many parts, a great sailor, warrior, traveller, family man and loyal friend.’
    • ‘He truly is a man of many parts, and seemingly the man for every occasion.’
    • ‘Lulchev is a man of many parts: psychiatrist, neurologist, administrator, amateur chef, and entrepreneur.’
    • ‘Paddy was officially the editor then, but in truth he was much more, a man of many parts who was as gifted as a linotype operator as he was in fulfilling his role as ‘the boss’.’