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Webster 1913 Edition


Parting

Par′ting

(pärt′ĭng)
,
Adj.
[From
Part
,
Verb.
]
1.
Serving to part; dividing; separating.
2.
Given when departing;
as, a
parting
shot; a
parting
salute.
“Give him that parting kiss.”
Shak.
3.
Departing.
“Speed the parting guest.”
Pope.
4.
Admitting of being parted; partible.
Parting fellow
,
a partner.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.
Parting pulley
.
See under
Pulley
.
Parting sand
(Founding)
,
dry, nonadhesive sand, sprinkled upon the partings of a mold to facilitate the separation.
Parting strip
(Arch.)
,
in a sash window, one of the thin strips of wood let into the pulley stile to keep the sashes apart; also, the thin piece inserted in the window box to separate the weights.
Parting tool
(Mach.)
,
a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for cutting a piece in two.

Par′ting

(pärt′ĭng)
,
Noun.
1.
The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.
“The parting of the way.”
Ezek. xxi. 21.
2.
A separation; a leave-taking.
Shak.
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.
(Founding)
The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.
5.
(Chem.)
The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
6.
(Geol.)
A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
7.
(Naut.)
The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
8.
(Min.)
Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellæ.

Webster 1828 Edition


Parting

P`ARTING

,
ppr.
[from part.] Dividing; separating; breaking in pieces.
1.
a. Given at separation; as a parting kiss or look.
2.
Departing; declining; as the parting day.

P`ARTING

,
Noun.
Division; separation. Ezek.21.
1.
In chimistry, an operation by which gold and silver are separated from each other by different menstruums.
2.
In seamen's language, the breaking of a cable by violence.

Definition 2022


parting

parting

English

Noun

parting (plural partings)

  1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.
    • Bible, Ezekiel xxi. 21
      The parting of the way.
  2. A farewell, the act of departing politely.
    • Byron
      And there were sudden partings,such as press / The life from out young hearts.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      But she hugged the soft, stuffed body of the Scarecrow in her arms instead of kissing his painted face, and found she was crying herself at this sorrowful parting from her loving comrades.
  3. (Britain) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions; part (US)
  4. (founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mould where it meets that of another section.
  5. (chemistry) The separation and determination of alloys; especially, the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
  6. (geology) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
  7. (nautical) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
  8. (mineralogy) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae.

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Verb

parting

  1. present participle of part

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