departed

adjective de·part·ed

Definition of departed

  1. 1 :  bygone departed days

  2. 2 :  having died especially recently mourning our departed friend

Examples of departed in a sentence

  1. a few crumbling ruins are all that remain of that departed civilization

14th Century

First Known Use of departed

14th century

Synonym Discussion of departed

dead, defunct, deceased, departed, late mean devoid of life. dead applies literally to what is deprived of vital force but is used figuratively of anything that has lost any attribute (such as energy, activity, radiance) suggesting life. a dead, listless performance defunct stresses cessation of active existence or operation. a defunct television series deceased, departed, and late apply to persons who have died recently. deceased is the preferred term in legal use. the estate of the deceased departed is used usually as a euphemism. our departed sister late is used especially with reference to a person in a specific relation or status. the company's late president



DEPARTED Defined for English Language Learners

departed

adjective de·part·ed

Definition of departed for English Language Learners

  • : no longer living

  • : existing in the past



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