parting

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

1part·ing

noun \ˈpär-tiŋ\

: a time or occurrence when people leave each other

: the act of separating something into two or more parts

: the line where a person's hair is separated

Full Definition of PARTING

:  a place or point where a division or separation occurs
parting of the ways
1
:  a point of separation or divergence
2
:  a place or time at which a choice must be made

Examples of PARTING

  1. I feared the morning, for I knew that our parting would be difficult.
  2. On parting, he took my hand and promised to return.
  3. Good-night, good-night! Parting is such sweet sorrow… Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  4. the parting of the Red Sea

First Known Use of PARTING

15th century

Rhymes with PARTING

2parting

adjective

: given, taken, or done when leaving someone

Full Definition of PARTING

:  given, taken, or done at parting <a parting kiss>

Examples of PARTING

  1. His parting words to me were Be patient.
  2. As her parting shot, she said that the other candidate simply did not understand the needs of the city's citizens.

First Known Use of PARTING

1562

Rhymes with PARTING

parting

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In metallurgy, the separation of gold and silver by chemical or electrochemical means. Gold and silver are often extracted together from the same ores or recovered as by-products from the extraction of other metals. A solid mixture of the two, known as bullion or doré, can be parted by boiling in nitric acid. The silver is dissolved as silver nitrate, leaving a gold residue that is filtered off and washed; silver is precipitated out of solution by adding ferrous sulfate. This is the traditional method used in assaying the content of gold and silver samples.

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