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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Newton's gorgeous curls were pulled into a low ponytail, perhaps in an effort to leave the spotlight to her daughter, whose beautiful, middle-parted curls are making me mighty envious. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Thandie Newton and Her 14-Year-Old Daughter Nico Parker Basically Look Like Twins," 12 Mar. 2019 This weekend, the model stepped out of Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood donning middle-parted lengths dyed a soft raspberry hue. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Reveals a Dramatic New Dye Job in Los Angeles," 12 Jan. 2019 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

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First Known Use of parted

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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