part·​ed | \ ˈpär-təd How to pronounce parted (audio) \

Definition of parted

1a : divided into parts
b : cleft so that the divisions reach nearly but not quite to the base usually used in combination a 3-parted corolla
2 archaic : dead

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The two parted ways in 2017, but were then seen together again around the world—in Rome! in Aspen!—starting in 2018. Vogue, "Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Got Engaged on Valentine’s Day," 15 Feb. 2019 But here’s the thing: The Lions have a new regime under president Rod Wood and GM Bob Quinn that recently has parted ways with key people, or moved them out of the way, who were part of previous regimes. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-Detroit Lions voice Jim Brandstatter deserved better than this," 13 July 2018 First, Khloé Kardashian, who was the last sister to continue working with Monica Rose, parted ways with the stylist. Colleen Kratofil,, "Sofia Richie Is Now Working with Former Kardashian Stylist Monica Rose," 12 July 2018 After three years of nonstop touring, with an appearance on American Idol under its belt, the indie band leveled up to a major (Elektra Records) but quickly parted ways and lost momentum in the process. Paul De Revere, Billboard, "David Byrne's Festival Debut & Charlie Wilson's Gospel Stand Out on Jazz Fest's Sunday," 30 Apr. 2018 Last month, it was reported that Grande parted ways with rapper Mac Miller after two years of dating. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ariana Grande Confirms Her Engagement to Pete Davidson," 12 June 2018 Two longtime Democratic voters in Sparks, both 67, parted ways on the race. Washington Post, "Democrats in tight primary contest for Nevada governor nod," 12 June 2018 Lawrence was previously linked to Mother! director Darren Aronofsky but the two parted ways in November 2017 after dating for over a year. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lawrence Reportedly Has a Secret New Boyfriend," 5 June 2018 Eight years after Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera parted ways, the stars are back in each other’s lives. Abby Stern,, "Audrina Patridge on Reconciling with Ryan Cabrera: 'I'm the Happiest I've Ever Been'," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of parted

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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