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Noun: parting  paa(r)-ting
  1. The act of departing politely
    "parting is such sweet sorrow";
    - farewell, leave, leave-taking
  2. A line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
    "his parting was right in the middle";
    - part [N. Amer]
Verb: part  paa(r)t
  1. Go one's own way; move apart
    "The friends parted after the party";
    - separate, split
  2. Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    "The couple parted after 25 years of marriage";
    - separate, split up, split, break, break up
  3. Head for somewhere else
    "The family parted for Florida";
    - depart, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off
  4. Come apart
    "The two pieces that we had glued parted";
    - separate, divide
  5. Force, take, or pull apart
    "Moses parted the Red Sea";
    - separate, disunite, divide

Derived forms: partings

See also: part with

Type of: change, departure, displace, go away, go forth, going, going away, leave, leaving, line, move

Part of: hair

Encyclopedia: Parting