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Definition of "parting" []

  • The act or process of separating or dividing. (noun)
  • The state of being separated or divided. (noun)
  • A departure or leave-taking. (noun)
  • Given, received, or done on departing or separating: a parting gift. (adjective)
  • Parting of the ways A point of divergence, especially one of great moment. (idiom)

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 "parting" in a sentence
  • "There is no sort of kindness and tokens of good will we have not received from General Washington; the idea of parting from the French army, probably forever, seemed to cause him real sorrow, having, as he had, received the most convincing proofs of the respect, the veneration, the esteem, and even the attachment which every individual in the army felt for him."
  • "And in parting ... our colleagues Hamil Harris and DeNeen Brown ran into Cat, Mary, Ebong and Paul Thursday night at the Madison, cackling over the "Housewives" finale."
  • "Apart from its utility in parting fools and their money, why does this meme keep surfacing?"