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Definition of "departed" []

  • Bygone; past: relics from a departed era. (adjective)
  • Dead. See Synonyms at dead. (adjective)
  • A dead person, especially one who has died recently: The family of the departed remained after the funeral service. (noun)
  • Dead persons considered as a group; the dead. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "departed" in a sentence
  • "That was what he played, and that was why the favourites for the title departed the tournament at an early stage."
  • "My explorations with this Demonstration quickly departed from the bold graphic nature of the original logo."
  • "But then came the “redeemer” governments using a combination of a terrorist violence and state coercion to institute an apartheid system and for a while black elected officials departed from the federal government."