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Meaning of departing by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of depart .



    1. that is leaving
      a departing train
    2. while leaving
      departing words


Definition of departing by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Depart v. i. [imp. & p. p. Departed; p. pr. & vb. n. Departing.] [OE. departen to divide, part, depart, F. départir to divide, distribute, se départir to separate one's self, depart; pref. dé- ( L. de ) + partir to part, depart, fr. L. partire, partiri, to divide, fr. pars part. See Part.]
    1. To part; to divide; to separate. [Obs.] Shak.

    2. 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.

    I will depart to mine own land. Num. x. 30.

    Ere thou from hence depart. Milton.

    He which hath no stomach to this fight,

    Let him depart. Shak.

    3. 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.”

    If the plan of the convention be found to depart from republican principles. Madison.

    4. To pass away; to perish.

    The glory is departed from Israel. 1 Sam. iv. 21.

    5. To quit this world; to die.

    Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace. Luke ii. 29.

    To depart with, to resign; to part with. [Obs.] Shak.

  2. departing adj. leaving a starting or stopping point on a journey; as, “Departing flights were delayed by the snowstorm”. Opposite of arriving. [prenominal]

    Syn. -- outbound, outward, outward-bound.