What does parting mean?

Definitions for parting
ˈpɑr tɪŋpart·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farewell, leave, leave-taking, partingnoun

    the act of departing politely

    "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"

  2. part, partingnoun

    a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions

    "his part was right in the middle"


  1. partingnoun

    A farewell, the act of departing politely.

  2. partingnoun

    The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions ; part (US)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parting

    of Part

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  2. Parting

    serving to part; dividing; separating

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  3. Parting

    given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  4. Parting


    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  5. Parting

    admitting of being parted; partible

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  6. Partingnoun

    the act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  7. Partingnoun

    a separation; a leave-taking

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  8. Partingnoun

    a surface or line of separation where a division occurs

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  9. Partingnoun

    the surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  10. Partingnoun

    the separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  11. Partingnoun

    a joint or fissure, as in a coal seam

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  12. Partingnoun

    the breaking, as of a cable, by violence

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

  13. Partingnoun

    lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae

    Etymology: [From Part, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parting

    pärt′ing, adj. putting apart: separating: departing: given at parting.—n. the act of parting: a division: a point or a line of division: the division of the hair on the head in dressing it: (geol.) a division of a mineral into layers: a snapping or breaking under a great strain, as of a cable.—n. Part′ing-cup, a drinking-cup with two handles on opposite sides.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. parting

    The state of being driven from the anchors by breaking the cables. The rupture or stranding of any tackle-fall or hawser.

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Anagrams for parting »

  1. tarping

  2. prating

How to pronounce parting?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parting in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of parting in a Sentence

  1. Edgar Allan Poe:

    Take this kiss upon the brow and, in parting from you now, thus much let me avow -- you are not wrong who deem that my days have been a dream yet if hope has flown away in a night, or in a day, in a vision, or in none, is it therefore the less gone all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

  2. Helen Hayes:

    There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed-the four-poster-I'll be needing that to die in.

  3. Alexandra Feodorovna:

    Life is so fragile that any parting can be eternal. We can never be sure that we will still have an opportunity to ask for forgiveness and be forgiven.

  4. Eric Beckman:

    The selkie story is not necessarily a happy story, it's about the risk of falling in love with magical creatures, and there's parting and sorrow.

  5. Ross Douthat:

    It may be that this conflict has only just begun, and it may be that as with previous conflicts in Church history, it will eventually be serious enough to end in real schism, a permanent parting of the ways.

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