Search Result for "parting":
1. the act of departing politely;
- Example: "he disliked long farewells"
- Example: "he took his leave"
- Example: "parting is such sweet sorrow"
[syn: farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting]
2. a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions;
- Example: "his part was right in the middle"
[syn: part, parting]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Part \Part\ (p[aum]rt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parted; p. pr. & vb. n. Parting.] [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See Part, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever. "Thou shalt part it in pieces." --Lev. ii. 6. [1913 Webster] There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share. [1913 Webster] To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee. --Pope. [1913 Webster] They parted my raiment among them. --John xix. 24. [1913 Webster] 3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder. [1913 Webster] The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me. --Ruth i. 17. [1913 Webster] While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. --Luke xxiv. 51. [1913 Webster] The narrow seas that part The French and English. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants. [1913 Webster] The stumbling night did part our weary powers. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver. [1913 Webster] The liver minds his own affair, . . . And parts and strains the vital juices. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Since presently your souls must part your bodies. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. To separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's hair in the middle. [PJC] To part a cable (Naut.), to break it. To part company, to separate, as travelers or companions. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parting \Par"ting\ (p[aum]rt"[i^]ng), a. [From Part, v.] 1. Serving to part; dividing; separating. [1913 Webster] 2. Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute. "Give him that parting kiss." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Departing. "Speed the parting guest." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. Admitting of being parted; partible. [1913 Webster] Parting fellow, a partner. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Parting pulley. See under Pulley. Parting sand (Founding), dry, nonadhesive sand, sprinkled upon the partings of a mold to facilitate the separation. Parting strip (Arch.), in a sash window, one of the thin strips of wood let into the pulley stile to keep the sashes apart; also, the thin piece inserted in the window box to separate the weights. Parting tool (Mach.), a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for cutting a piece in two. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parting \Par"ting\ (p[aum]rt"[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. "The parting of the way." --Ezek. xxi. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. A separation; a leave-taking. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs. [1913 Webster] 4. (Founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section. [1913 Webster] 5. (Chem.) The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button. [1913 Webster] 6. (Geol.) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam. [1913 Webster] 7. (Naut.) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence. [1913 Webster] 8. (Min.) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamell[ae]. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
141 Moby Thesaurus words for "parting": Godspeed, abandonment, abstraction, adieu, alienation, aloha, annihilation, bane, biological death, breaking up, breakup, cessation of life, cleaving, clinical death, closing, concluding, conge, crossing the bar, curtains, deactivation, death, death knell, deathbed, debt of nature, decampment, decease, demise, demobilization, departing, departure, detachment, diaspora, disarticulation, disassociation, disbandment, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuity, disengagement, disintegration, disjointing, disjunction, disjunctive, dislocation, dismissal, disorganization, dispersal, dispersion, dissolution, disunion, dividing, division, divorce, divorcement, doch-an-dorrach, doom, dying, ebb of life, egress, end, end of life, ending, escape, eternal rest, evacuation, exit, exodus, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, farewell, final, final summons, finger of death, flight, getaway, going, going off, good-bye, grave, hand of death, hegira, incoherence, isolation, jaws of death, knell, last, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leave, leave-taking, leaving, leaving life, loss of life, luxation, making an end, outward-bound, parting words, partition, passing, passing away, passing over, perishing, quietus, release, removal, rest, retirement, retreat, reward, rift, rupture, segmentation, send-off, sentence of death, separating, separation, separatism, separative, shades of death, shadow of death, sleep, somatic death, split, split-up, splitting, stirrup cup, subdivision, subtraction, summons of death, valediction, valedictorian, valedictory, valedictory address, viaticum, walkout, withdrawal, zoning