parted

adjective
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 combinationa 3-parted corolla
2 archaic : dead

Examples of parted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After working as Kim Kardashian's assistant since 2013, Stephanie Shepherd and the star professionally parted ways in 2017 There’s no drama between Kim Kardashian West and her former longtime assistant Stephanie Shepherd. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Stephanie Shepherd Slams Fan Who Calls Her Reunion with Former Boss Kim Kardashian 'Awkward'," 10 Dec. 2019 At one point, the ice parted and open blue water extended to the horizon — maybe 15-20 minutes of smooth sailing, Reeves figured. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "One year alone at sea: Solo sailor returns to the Bay Area," 19 Oct. 2019 Having stayed in the dugout at Arsenal for no less than 22 years, the club and the 69-year-old eventually parted ways at the end of the 2017/18 season, with Unai Emery subsequently appointed as Wenger's successor. SI.com, "Arsene Wenger Describes Coming Out of Arsenal 'Coma' & Reveals Why He Hasn't Been Back to Club Yet," 8 Sep. 2019 Others looked on through teary eyes and parted fingers. Jack Harris, latimes.com, "Top-seeded UCLA eliminated by Michigan in NCAA super regional upset," 9 June 2019 The braid was center-parted and plaited down the center of her back. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jasmine Sanders Just Wore the Most Insane Braid On the Met Gala Red Carpet," 7 May 2018 The Browns lost their patience with their young wideout and parted ways on Thursday. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Morgan Burnett lost for the year with a torn Achilles; Antonio Callaway loses appeal of 10-game suspension," 16 Nov. 2019 Owners may have hired an outside consultant to review their systems or even parted ways with employees who were not sufficiently dedicated to the cause. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "The best barbecue joints in the D.C. area," 14 Nov. 2019 David Sundaram and Haley Anderson of St. Anthony Park arrived together but parted ways politically Tuesday on a ballot question about organized trash collection that has triggered as much confusion as activism across Minnesota’s capital city. Natalie Rademacher, Twin Cities, "With trash in mind, St. Paul voters headed to the polls Tuesday," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of parted

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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9 Jan 2020

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“Parted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parted. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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