Parting
Part Part (p[aum]rt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parting}.] [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See {Part}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever. ``Thou shalt part it in pieces.'' --Lev. ii. 6. [1913 Webster]

There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share. [1913 Webster]

To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

They parted my raiment among them. --John xix. 24. [1913 Webster]

3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder. [1913 Webster]

The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me. --Ruth i. 17. [1913 Webster]

While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. --Luke xxiv. 51. [1913 Webster]

The narrow seas that part The French and English. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants. [1913 Webster]

The stumbling night did part our weary powers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver. [1913 Webster]

The liver minds his own affair, . . . And parts and strains the vital juices. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Since presently your souls must part your bodies. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. To separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's hair in the middle. [PJC]

{To part a cable} (Naut.), to break it.

{To part company}, to separate, as travelers or companions. [1913 Webster]


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  • Parting — Par ting (p[aum]rt [i^]ng), n. 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. The parting of the way. Ezek. xxi. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. A separation; a leave taking. Shak. [1913 Webster] And there were sudden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • parting — ► NOUN 1) the action or an act of parting. 2) Brit. a line of scalp revealed by combing the hair away in opposite directions on either side …   English terms dictionary

  • parting — [pärt′iŋ] adj. 1. dividing; separating 2. departing 3. given, spoken, done, etc. at parting n. 1. the act of breaking, dividing, or separating 2. a place of division or separation; dividing point or line 3. something that separates or divides …   English World dictionary

  • Parting — Parting. См. Разделение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • parting — index divergent, division (act of dividing), egress, estrangement, leave (absence), rift (disagreement) …   Law dictionary

  • parting — part|ing1 [ˈpa:tıŋ US ˈpa:r ] n 1.) [U and C] an occasion when two people leave each other ▪ an emotional parting at the airport ▪ the moment of parting on parting ▪ He gave her a light kiss on parting. 2.) BrE the line on your head made by… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • parting — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ final ▪ amicable ▪ It was an amicable parting and we greatly value the years we spent together. ▪ bitter ▪ The divorce was a bitter parting that …   Collocations dictionary

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