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Definitions for departure
dɪˈpɑr tʃərde·par·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. departure, going, going away, leavingnoun

    the act of departing

  2. deviation, divergence, departure, differencenoun

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

  3. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releasenoun

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"


  1. departurenoun

    the act of departing or something that has departed

  2. departurenoun

    a deviation from a plan or procedure

  3. departurenoun

    a death

  4. departurenoun

    the distance due east or west made by a ship in its course reckoned in plane sailing as the product of the distance sailed and the sine of the angle made by the course with the meridian

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Departurenoun

    Etymology: from depart.

    For thee, fellow,
    Who needs must know of her departure, and
    Do’st seem so ignorant, we’ll force it from thee
    By a sharp torture. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    What besides
    Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair,
    Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring,
    Departure from this happy place. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi.

    Happy was their good prince in his timely departure, which barred him from the knowledge of his son’s miseries. Philip Sidney.

    They were seen not only all the while our Saviour was upon earth, but survived after his departure out of this world. Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.

    The fear of the Lord, and departure from evil, are phrases of like importance. John Tillotson, Sermon 1.


  1. departure

    Departure refers to the act of leaving a place, typically to start a journey or a new phase. It can also mean a deviation from an accepted, prescribed or traditional course of action. In transportation, it refers to a vehicle leaving its source to its destination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Departurenoun

    division; separation; putting away

  2. Departurenoun

    separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away

  3. Departurenoun

    removal from the present life; death; decease

  4. Departurenoun

    deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose

  5. Departurenoun

    the desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another

  6. Departurenoun

    the distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique line


  1. Departure

    Departure is Journey's sixth album. It was released in March 1980 on the Columbia Records label. Departure would be the band's highest charting album to date, giving Journey their first appearance in the top 10 of the Billboard album charts, peaking at #8. The album includes "Any Way You Want It", the lead off track and top 25 single. The album featured an edgier sound, thanks partly to the "live in studio" way the songs were recorded. The band went into The Automatt studio with 19 tracks, eventually trimming down to 12. The album would mark the last full-time studio album appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie, and his penultimate recording with the band: his final contributions would appear on Dream, After Dream, a soundtrack album to the Japanese film of the same name, which would also be released in 1980. Rolie had become tired of life on the road and decided to leave the band after assisting in the selection of his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of The Babys. Rolie sang lead vocals on only one song on Departure— the ballad "Someday Soon". The Departure Tour was one of the first Journey shows to feature pyrotechnics, as a measure before the line "That gunshot echoed through the town" on the song Line of Fire, a burst of fire came through either side of the stage.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. departure

    The bearing of an object on the coast from which a vessel commences her dead-reckoning and takes her departure. The distance of any two places lying on the same parallel counted in miles of the equator.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'departure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3943

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'departure' in Nouns Frequency: #1484

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of departure in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of departure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of departure in a Sentence

  1. The State Department:

    On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees and ordered the departure of eligible family members from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military action. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options.

  2. Jonathan Reiner:

    I love the idea of screening people who get on a plane to come to the U.S., but we should be able to incorporate that into our travel system here in the United States to prevent folks who are infected from going from, let’s say, parts of this country that have high viral threat to places maybe where there’s lower viral threat, one way to contain the virus is to test people the day of departure. And we have rapid tests that can do this. We just need the systems and the will to do it.

  3. Junichiro Hironaka:

    If this is true, it was not' departing the country,' it was an illegal departure and an escape, and this itself is a crime, was there help extended by an unnamed country ? It is also a serious problem that Japan's system allowed an illegal departure so easily.

  4. Leana Wen:

    I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting, we were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.

  5. Margaret Thatcher:

    In the coming weeks I will set out (how) to take our economy through this period of uncertainty, to get the economy growing strongly across all parts, to deal with Britain's long-standing productivity problem, to create more well-paid jobs, to negotiate the best terms for Britain's departure from the EU and to forge a new role for ourselves in the world.

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  • مغادرة, رحيلArabic
  • вы́езд, вы́лет, адпраўле́нне, ад'е́здBelarusian
  • тръгване, смърт, отклонение, заминаванеBulgarian
  • bortgang, afgang, afvigelse, dødDanish
  • AbfahrtGerman
  • foriroEsperanto
  • partida, salidaSpanish
  • poismeno, poikkeama, lähtö, kuolemaFinnish
  • déviation, départFrench
  • प्रस्थानHindi
  • eltérés, távozás, eltávozás, indulásHungarian
  • brottförIcelandic
  • trapasso, morte, dipartenza, partenza, deviazione, dipartitaItalian
  • 発車, 出発Japanese
  • 출발, 出發Korean
  • abitus, exitum, abitio, itusLatin
  • overlijden, afwijking, vertrekDutch
  • avgang, bortgang, avvikNorwegian
  • desvio, partidaPortuguese
  • plecareRomanian
  • кончи́на, отклоне́ние, вы́езд, уклоне́ние, отъе́зд, смерть, вы́лет, отступле́ние, отправле́ниеRussian
  • bortgång, avgång, avvikelse, avfart, avfärdSwedish
  • పోకడTelugu
  • смерть, упоко́єння, відхи́лення, ви́їзд, відхі́д, відпра́влення, від'ї́зд, упокі́й, вилітUkrainian
  • rời khỏi, ra điVietnamese
  • 离开Chinese

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