depart

verb
de·​part | \ di-ˈpärt How to pronounce depart (audio) , dē-\
departed; departing; departs

Definition of depart

intransitive verb

1a : to go away : leave
b : die
2 : to turn aside : deviate

transitive verb

: to go away from : leave

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swerve, veer, deviate, depart, digress, diverge mean to turn aside from a straight course. swerve may suggest a physical, mental, or moral turning away from a given course, often with abruptness. swerved to avoid hitting the dog veer implies a major change in direction. at that point the path veers to the right deviate implies a turning from a customary or prescribed course. never deviated from her daily routine depart suggests a deviation from a traditional or conventional course or type. occasionally departs from his own guidelines digress applies to a departing from the subject of one's discourse. a professor prone to digress diverge may equal depart but usually suggests a branching of a main path into two or more leading in different directions. after school their paths diverged

Examples of depart in a Sentence

The group is scheduled to depart tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Our flight departs at 6:15 a.m. The train departed the station on time. He is departing after 20 years with the company.
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Flights departing Newark weren’t delayed, the FAA spokesman said. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Drone Halts Newark Airport Arrivals," 22 Jan. 2019 The carrier has also reduced fares for flights departing the island state and waived change fees for passengers who planned to travel between Aug. 21 and Aug. 26. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Hurricane Lane: Airlines cancel flights, waive change fees," 24 Aug. 2018 Byrd’s cookies will replace the Stroopwafel, which will remain only on United’s early morning flights departing Europe. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Byrd’s cookies from Savannah taking flight on Delta rival," 25 June 2018 The daytime flight on July 5, departing at 3:12 p.m., costs $309 one-way. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Summer has arrived: Here are the cheapest ways to get out of town," 23 June 2018 Pilots of a Spirit flight departing MCO today had to pause on the taxiway and give right of way to a local resident out for a morning stroll. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "Video: Spirit flight holds for alligator crossing taxiway in Orlando," 12 June 2018 In April 1942, the carrier departed Naval Air Station Alameda, California with a new, secret air group: 16 U.S. Army Air Corps B-25 Mitchell bombers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Explorers Discover the Wreck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, Sunk in World War II," 12 Feb. 2019 Getty Images Stone has departed from her trademark auburn color in the past—she'll go back to blonde occasionally. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Emma Stone Just Swapped Her Signature Red Hair for a Totally New Look," 22 Jan. 2019 Other trips, including one that departed San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will spend New Year’s Eve sailing between Antilla, Cuba, and Havana, are also on the lineup, the company announced today. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Seabourn Announces First-Ever Cruises to Cuba," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of depart

13th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for depart

Middle English, to divide, part company, from Anglo-French departir, from de- + partir to divide, from Latin partire, from part-, pars part

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The first known use of depart was in the 13th century

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More Definitions for depart

depart

verb

English Language Learners Definition of depart

: to leave a place especially to start a journey
: to leave a job or position
: to change something or do something in a different way

depart

verb
de·​part | \ di-ˈpärt How to pronounce depart (audio) \
departed; departing

Kids Definition of depart

1 : to go away or go away from : leave They departed school for home.
2 : to turn away from Do not depart from your chosen path.
depart this life
de·​part

Legal Definition of depart

: to fail to follow : deviate from a course or standard rather than sentencing petitioners to a term within the Guideline range, however, the District Court departed downward eight levelsKoon v. United States, 518 U.S. 81 (1996)

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