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"

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Parting

    serving to part; dividing; separating

  3. Parting

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

  4. Parting

    departing

  5. Parting

    admitting of being parted; partible

  6. Partingnoun

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

  7. Partingnoun

    a separation; a leave-taking

  8. Partingnoun

    a surface or line of separation where a division occurs

  9. Partingnoun

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

  10. Partingnoun

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

  11. Partingnoun

    a joint or fissure, as in a coal seam

  12. Partingnoun

    the breaking, as of a cable, by violence

  13. Partingnoun

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

  14. 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

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Numerology

  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. Michael Kugelman:

    It’s not the kindest parting gift for Afghans, including those taking over the base.

  2. 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.

  3. Colley Cibber:

    We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.

  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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