American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To go away; leave.
- v. To die.
- v. To vary, as from a regular course; deviate: depart from custom. See Synonyms at swerve.
- v. To go away from; leave.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide; separate into parts; dispart.
- To separate; sunder; dispart.
- [At the Savoy Conference (1661) the use of the word depart in the marriage service was objected to by the Nonconformist divines. It was therefore changed (in 1662) to do part, us in the present prayer-book.]
- To depart from; quit; leave (by ellipsis of the usual from).
- To share; give or take a part or share.
- To separate into parts; become divided.
- To separate from a place or a person; go a different way; part.
- To go or move away; withdraw, as from a place, a person, etc.
- To deviate; go back or away, as from a course or principle of action, authoritative instructions, etc.; desist.
- In law, to deviate in a subsequent pleading from the title or defense in the previous pleading.
- To die; decease; leave this world.
- n. Division; separation, as of a compound substance into its elements: as, “water of depart,”
- n. The act of going away; departure.
- n. Death.
- An abbreviation of department.
- v. intransitive To leave; to set out on a journey.
- v. intransitive To die.
- v. intransitive To deviate (from).
- v. transitive To go away from; to leave.
- v. obsolete, transitive To divide up; to distribute, share.
- v. obsolete, transitive To separate, part.
- n. obsolete division; separation, as of compound substances
- n. obsolete A going away; departure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To part; to divide; to separate.
- v. To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; -- opposed to
arrive; -- often with frombefore the place, person, or thing left, and foror tobefore the destination.
- v. To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (
from); not to adhere to; -- with from
- v. To pass away; to perish.
- v. To quit this world; to die.
- v. obsolete To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.
- v. obsolete To divide in order to share; to apportion.
- v. To leave; to depart from.
- n. obsolete Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.
- n. obsolete A going away; departure; hence, death.
- v. remove oneself from an association with or participation in
- v. leave.
- v. go away or leave
- v. be at variance with; be out of line with
- v. move away from a place into another direction
- v. wander from a direct or straight course
- From Old French departir, from Late Latin departire ("to divide"), from Latin dispertire ("to divide"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English departen, from Old French departir, to split, divide : de-, de- + partir, to divide (from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see part). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“All of a sudden, the oil companies were forced to depart from the strategy that had worked so well for them in the past.”
“The stimulus package is expected to depart from the "dams and bridges" model favored by the Liberal Democratic Party during its nearly 60 years of post-World War II rule.”
“We were given a script to learn and instructed not to depart from the script.”
“Since consistency from vintage to vintageis important in assessing the overall potential of the region, cool years must be judged on how much they depart from the ideal vintages.”
“Does one go mad with the realization when your mind finally begins to correlate its contents and you depart from the placid island of ignorance to view not only the black seas of infinity, but the fact that there are violent, highly aggressive, politically powerful, and terrifying mainstream forces literally preparing to bring about the end of the world ...”
“To go beyond that limited holding and “embrace unnecessary constitutional questions” would depart from the “older, wiser counsel” of judicial restraint.”
“It says that if you depart from the civilized, then you become a murderer.”
“Where stereotypes are not fair, they depart from the truth.”
“Cartoons do not depart from the established norms" of how much violence children "have been historically exposed to," Mr. Morazzini replied.”
“He had already seen Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, depart from the company as the result of bad blood with Stan Lee.”
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