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 But the Cubs missed the playoffs for the first time after four consecutive trips to the postseason in 2019 and parted ways with former manager Joe Maddon, replacing him with former backup catcher and front office member David Ross. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Deceased Chicago Cubs fan has one last wish: Donate to 'impoverished' Ricketts family," 31 Jan. 2020 On Thursday, Carlos Beltran, the lone Astros player named in the report, parted ways with the Mets, who had hired him in November to manage the team. Joe Drape, New York Times, "When Titles Are Tarnished by Cheating but Not Taken Away," 16 Jan. 2020 However, McKee's attorney said STR Ventures and Good Night Stay parted ways after concerns surfaced last year over how Good Night Stay was marketing McKee's downtown properties. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "4 Scottsdale buildings designated for office and residential could become entirely vacation rentals. City Council votes Tuesday," 14 Jan. 2020 Hadid and Malik parted ways again in early 2019, and soon after Hadid started dating Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron. Alexis Reliford,, "Did Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik Go Out For His Birthday?," 12 Jan. 2020 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,, "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,, "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., "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,, "Top-seeded UCLA eliminated by Michigan in NCAA super regional upset," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of parted

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of parted was in 1534

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6 Feb 2020

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“Parted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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