Definition of Depart

1. Verb. Move away from a place into another direction. "The train departs at noon"

Exact synonyms: Go, Go Away
Specialized synonyms: Blow, Shove Along, Shove Off
Generic synonyms: Exit, Get Out, Go Out, Leave
Derivative terms: Departer, Departure, Departure, Goer, Going
Antonyms: Come

2. Verb. Be at variance with; be out of line with.

3. Verb. Leave. "These cars won't depart "; "The family took off for Florida"

4. Verb. Go away or leave.
Exact synonyms: Quit, Take Leave
Specialized synonyms: Walk Out Of, Congee, Beat A Retreat, Plump Out, Break Camp, Decamp
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Derivative terms: Departer, Departure, Departure
Antonyms: Stay

5. Verb. Remove oneself from an association with or participation in. "They depart the countryside"; "After 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"
Exact synonyms: Leave, Pull Up Stakes
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Specialized synonyms: Leave Office, Quit, Resign, Step Down, Drop Out

6. Verb. Wander from a direct or straight course.
Exact synonyms: Digress, Sidetrack, Straggle
Generic synonyms: Deviate, Divert
Derivative terms: Digression, Straggle, Straggler

Definition of Depart

1. v. i. To part; to divide; to separate.

2. v. t. To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.

3. n. Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.

Definition of Depart

1. Verb. (intransitive) To leave; to set out on a journey. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To die. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To deviate (from). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive now rare) To go away from; to leave. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To divide up; to distribute, share. ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To separate, part. ¹

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Definition of Depart

1. to go away [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Depart

1. 1. To part; to divide; to separate. Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients. 2. A going away; departure; hence, death. To pass away; to perish 3. To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; opposed to arrive; often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination. 4. To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (from); not to adhere to; with from; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading. Origin: F. Depart, fr. Departir. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Depart

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"This done, and the day being come on which he was to depart, he entered the ... When the time was come for them to depart, they went up to the brink of the ..."

2. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1903)
"MY lord, Sir Launcelot, now I see ye will depart; now fair knight and courteous knight, have mercy upon me, and suffer me not to die for thy love. ..."

3. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"The Author has notice given him by his Master that he must depart from the Country. He falls into a Swoon for Grief, but submits. He contrives and finishes ..."

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