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

Examples of parted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The home is owned by sports agent Damarius Bilbo, who represented Howard until the two parted ways over a business dispute sometime after October., "Police want to talk to Dolphins star Xavien Howard about shooting of ex-agent’s house," 20 Feb. 2021 After eight years, two SEC West titles & a busload of memories, Auburn parted ways with head coach Gus Malzahn this week. al, "First Down South: Auburn’s coaching search begins; Bama rolls into SEC Championship vs. Florida," 15 Dec. 2020 Iowa parted ways with Doyle, who received $1.1 million as part of a separation agreement, after 20 years in June 2020. oregonlive, "Jaguars’ Urban Meyer makes controversial hire by adding strength coach who is accused of racism and bullying (analysis)," 12 Feb. 2021 Cosmic Girl’s pilot, Kelly Latimer, parted ways with the rocket at around 30,000 feet—the cruising altitude of a typical passenger jet—and after a few seconds of freefall, LauncherOne ignited its engines and boosted itself into space. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Virgin Orbit Just Launched a Rocket From a 747," 17 Jan. 2021 Kelly and Long parted ways last December for undisclosed reasons, and Long landed at Tennessee as an offensive analyst. G Smith,, "Focused on Memphis: Tulane's Willie Fritz not interested in talking about next offensive coordinator," 3 Dec. 2020 Ratajkowski wore her hair in a middle-parted top knot and accessorized her look with chunky gold jewelry and cat-eye sunglasses. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Bares Her Belly in an Unbuttoned Dress Shirt and Low-Rise Jeans," 28 Oct. 2020 People first reported the split and said the two parted ways at the start of 2020. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Why is everyone talking about Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles?," 6 Jan. 2021 Rivera, who was hired by owner Dan Snyder to turn around a string of losing seasons, parted ways with Haskins, who struggled to adapt to Rivera's coaching philosophy and committed multiple COVID-19 protocol breaches. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Washington Football Team releases quarterback Dwayne Haskins," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of parted

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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2 Mar 2021

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“Parted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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