Definition of Parting

1. Noun. The act of departing politely. "Parting is such sweet sorrow"

Exact synonyms: Farewell, Leave, Leave-taking
Generic synonyms: Departure, Going, Going Away, Leaving
Specialized synonyms: Valediction
Derivative terms: Leave, Leave, Leave, Part, Part



2. Noun. A line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions. "His part was right in the middle"
Exact synonyms: Part
Group relationships: Hair
Generic synonyms: Line

Definition of Parting

1. a. Serving to part; dividing; separating.

2. n. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.

Definition of Parting

1. Noun. A farewell, the act of departing politely. ¹

2. Noun. (British) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions ; part (''US'') ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of part) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parting

1. a division or separation [n -S]

Medical Definition of Parting

1. 1. Serving to part; dividing; separating. 2. Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute. "Give him that parting kiss." 3. Departing. "Speed the parting guest." 4. Admitting of being parted; partible. Parting fellow, a partner. Parting pulley. See Pulley. Parting sand, a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for cutting a piece in two. Origin: From Part. 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. "The parting of the way." 2. A separation; a leave-taking. "And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts." (Byron) 3. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs. 4. The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section. 5. The separation and determination of alloys; especially, the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button. 6. A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam. 7. The breaking, as of a cable, by violence. 8. Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parting

particularments
particulars
particulate
particulate emission
particulate matter
particulate radiation
particulates
particuler
partied
partier
partiers
parties
parties of the first part
parties of the second part
partim
parting (current term)
parting shot
parting shots
partings
partis
partis pris
partisan
partisanism
partisanly
partisans
partisanship
partisanships
partita
partitas
partite

Literary usage of Parting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"Prom this summit it shall follow the lofty snow-covered water-parting, which conducts it to the highest peak of Mount San Lorenzo (or Cochrane, 3360 metres) ..."

2. Handbook of Metallurgy by Carl Schnabel (1898)
"parting As the greater part of the gold produced carries silver and the greater part of the silver carries gold, the parting of gold from silver in the ..."

3. A Manual of Fire Assaying by Charles Herman Fulton (1911)
"CHAPTER VIII parting parting is the separation of gold from silver by means of ... In parting beads from ore assays, it is considered necessary to have at ..."

4. A Manual of Fire Assaying by Charles Herman Fulton (1907)
"VIII parting parting is the separation of gold from silver by means of acid. ... In parting beads from ore assays, it is considered necessary to have at ..."

5. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"It was in protesting against the policy suggested by this recommendation that Mr. Bland spoke of the " parting of the Ways." In copying his speech from the ..."

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