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parting

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noun part·ing \ˈpär-tiŋ\

Definition of parting

  1. :  a place or point where a division or separation occurs

parting of the ways

  1. 1 :  a point of separation or divergence

  2. 2 :  a place or time at which a choice must be made

Examples of parting in a Sentence

  1. I feared the morning, for I knew that our parting would be difficult.

  2. On parting, he took my hand and promised to return.

  3. Good-night, good-night! Parting is such sweet sorrow… Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

  4. the parting of the Red Sea

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First Known Use of parting

15th century


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parting

adjective part·ing

Definition of parting

  1. :  given, taken, or done at parting a parting kiss

Examples of parting in a Sentence

  1. His parting words to me were Be patient.

  2. As her parting shot, she said that the other candidate simply did not understand the needs of the city's citizens.

First Known Use of parting

1562



PARTING Defined for English Language Learners

parting

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noun

Definition of parting for English Language Learners

  • : a time or occurrence when people leave each other

  • : the act of separating something into two or more parts

  • : the line where a person's hair is separated

parting

adjective

Definition of parting for English Language Learners

  • : given, taken, or done when leaving someone


PARTING Defined for Kids

parting

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noun part·ing \ˈpär-tiŋ\

Definition of parting for Students

  1. :  an act of leaving someone Our parting was a sad occasion.



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