AskDefine | Define parting

Dictionary Definition

parting adj : delivered at the moment of parting as if in flight or retreat; "paused to deliver a parting shot at the door"; "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle Billy"- Bret Harte [syn: parthian] n : the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn: farewell, leave, leave-taking]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A farewell, the act of departing politely.
  2. The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions ; part (US)

Translations

Farewell
line dividing hair

Verb

parting
  1. present participle of part

Extensive Definition

Parting may refer to one of the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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