What does depart mean?

Definitions for depart

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word depart.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. go, go away, departverb

    move away from a place into another direction

    "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"

  2. deviate, vary, diverge, departverb

    be at variance with; be out of line with

  3. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take offverb


    "The family took off for Florida"

  4. depart, take leave, quitverb

    go away or leave

  5. leave, depart, pull up stakesverb

    remove oneself from an association with or participation in

    "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

  6. sidetrack, depart, digress, straggleverb

    wander from a direct or straight course


  1. departverb

    To leave; to set out on a journey.

  2. departverb

    To die.

  3. departverb

    To deviate (from).

    His latest statements seemed to depart from party policy somewhat.

  4. departverb

    To go away from; to leave.

  5. departverb

    To divide up; to distribute, share.

  6. departverb

    To separate, part.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Departnoun

    Etymology: depart, French.

    I had in charge, at my depart from France,
    To marry princess Marg’ret. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.

    When your brave father breath’d his latest gasp,
    Tidings, as swiftly as the post could run,
    Were brought me of your loss and his depart. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

  2. To Departverb

    To quit; to leave; to retire from.

    You have had dispatch in private by the consul;
    You are will’d by him this evening
    To depart Rome. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

  3. To Departverb

    To divide; to separate.

    Etymology: partir, French; partior, Latin.

  4. To DEPARTverb

    Etymology: depart, French.

    When the people departed away, Susanna went into her garden. Susan. vii.

    He said unto him, go in peace; so he departed from him a little way. 2 Kings v. 19.

    They departed quickly from the sepulchre, with fear and great joy, and did run to bring his disciples word. Mat. xxviii.

    He, which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Barbarossa stayed his course, and returned to Castronovum, whence, better appeased with presents, he departed out of that bay. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    And could’st thou leave me, cruel, thus alone;
    Not one kind kiss from a departing son!
    No look, no last adieu! John Dryden, Æneis.

    He cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam, he departed not therefrom. 2 Kings iii. 3.

    The good departed away, and the evil abode still. 2 Esd. iii.

    In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God. Is. lix. 13.

    His majesty prevailed not with any of them to depart from the most unreasonable of all their demands. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    As her soul was in departing; for she died. Gen. iii.
    5. 18.

    Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Lu. xxix.

    As you wish Christian peace to souls departed,
    Stand these poor people’s friend. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Departverb

    to part; to divide; to separate

  2. Departverb

    to go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; -- opposed to arrive; -- often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination

  3. Departverb

    to forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (from); not to adhere to; -- with from; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading

  4. Departverb

    to pass away; to perish

  5. Departverb

    to quit this world; to die

  6. Departverb

    to part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate

  7. Departverb

    to divide in order to share; to apportion

  8. Departverb

    to leave; to depart from

  9. Departnoun

    division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients

  10. Departnoun

    a going away; departure; hence, death

  11. Etymology: [OE. departen to divide, part, depart, F. dpartir to divide, distribute, se dpartir to separate one's self, depart; pref. d- (L. de) + partir to part, depart, fr. L. partire, partiri, to divide, fr. pars part. See Part.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Depart

    de-pärt′, v.i. to go away: to quit or leave: to die: (obs.) to separate from one another.—v.t. (obs.) to separate, divide.—ns. Depart′er; Depart′ing; Depart′ure, act of departing: a going away from a place: deviation: the distance in nautical miles made good by a ship due east or west: death.—A new departure, a change of purpose or method, a new course of procedure.—The departed, the deceased. [Fr. départir—L. de, from, and partīri, to part, to divide.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depart' in Verbs Frequency: #891

Anagrams for depart »

  1. parted

  2. petard

  3. prated

  4. tarped

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depart in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of depart in a Sentence

  1. Cat Ellington:

    If God ever commands the spirit of wisdom to depart from me, well, I reckon that I'll never be able to compose the written word again. Not in music, and not in literature. If there is a blank page before me, it wouldn't matter if my right hand held a thousand dollar ink pen from the House of Montblanc, or an ink pen branded Paper Mate, not one word would be jotted from the ink of either or, and the page would remain blank.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    I think everyone agrees on a bipartisan basis those are the three things we must do here at the end of the session -- fund the government, make sure we don't have any retroactive tax increases and follow the tradition of many years which is to pass a National Defense Authorization Act, i'm confident the Senate will do that before we depart for the holidays.

  3. John Morley:

    They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.

  4. Nathan Deal:

    From the early days of our nation and state, colleges have been treated as sanctuaries of learning where firearms have not been allowed. To depart from such time-honored protections should require overwhelming justification. I do not find that such justification exists.

  5. Socrates, Apology, (Plato):

    But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living; which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.

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  • адпраўля́цца, адпра́віццаBelarusian
  • умирам, отклонявам се, заминавам, отивам си, тръгвам, напускамBulgarian
  • departir, deixarCatalan, Valencian
  • odejít, odcestovat, odjet, odletět, vyrazitCzech
  • abweichen, aufbrechen, verlassenGerman
  • eliri, foririEsperanto
  • escapar, salir, partir, arrancar, morir, desviar, irseSpanish
  • ترکPersian
  • poiketa, kuolla, lähteäFinnish
  • mourir, quitter, partir, dévierFrench
  • fàg, falbhScottish Gaelic
  • עזב, חרג, נפרד, מת, סטהHebrew
  • departarIdo
  • deviare, allontanarsi, dipartire, morire, andar via, partireItalian
  • 立ち去る, 出発, 発車Japanese
  • 출발하다Korean
  • کۆچی دوایی کردن, کۆچ کردن, به‌سه‌رچوونKurdish
  • digredior, abeo, abambulo, exeo, proficisci, decedo, abscedo, discedo, moriorLatin
  • verlaten, vertrekken, heengaanDutch
  • desvio, sair, partirPortuguese
  • plecaRomanian
  • отклоня́ться, сконча́ться, отклони́ться, отпра́виться, отправля́тьсяRussian
  • avlida, skilja, köra sin väg, gå, avlägsna, avgå, resa, avresa, lämna, avvika, från, döSwedish
  • відпра́витися, відправля́тисяUkrainian
  • rời khỏi, đi, ra điVietnamese

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    a socially awkward or tactless act
    • A. relocation
    • B. drought
    • C. slip
    • D. investigating

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