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Webster 1913 Edition


Depart

De-part′

,
Verb.
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
.
Shakespeare
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.

De-part′

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.
[Obs.]
Till death
departed
them, this life they lead.
Chaucer.
2.
To divide in order to share; to apportion.
[Obs.]
And here is gold, and that full great plentee,
That shall
departed
been among us three.
Chaucer.
3.
To leave; to depart from.
“He departed this life.”
Addison.
“Ere I depart his house.”
Shak.

De-part′

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
départ
, fr.
départir
.]
1.
Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.
[Obs.]
The chymists have a liquor called water of
depart
.
Bacon.
2.
A going away; departure; hence, death.
[Obs.]
At my
depart
for France.
Shakespeare
Your loss and his
depart
.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Depart

DEPART

, v.i.
1.
To go or move from.
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire. Matt. 25.
It is followed by from, or from is implied before the place left.
I will depart to my own land, that is, I will depart from this place to my own land. Num. 10.
2.
To go from; to leave; to desist, as from a practice. Jehu departed not from the sins of Jeroboam. Jehoshaphat departed not from the way of Asa his father.

Definition 2021


depart

depart

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English

Verb

depart (third-person singular simple present departs, present participle departing, simple past and past participle departed)

  1. (intransitive) To leave.
    • Shakespeare
      He which hath no stomach to this fight, / Let him depart.
    • 2009, George Monbiot, The Guardian, 7 September:
      The government maintains that if its regulations are too stiff, British bankers will leave the country. It's true that they have been threatening to depart in droves, but the obvious answer is: "Sod off then."
  2. (intransitive) To set out on a journey.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xviij, in Le Morte Darthur, book VII:
      And soo she receyued hym vpon suffysaunt seurte / so alle her hurtes were wel restored of al that she coude complayne / and thenne he departed vnto the Courte of kyne Arthur / and there openly the reed knyghte of the reed laundes putte hym in the mercy of syre Launcelot and syr Gawayne
  3. (intransitive) To die.
    • Bible, Luke ii. 29:
      Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.
  4. (intransitive) To deviate (from).
    His latest statements seemed to depart from party policy somewhat.
    to depart from a title or defence in legal pleading
    • Madison
      if the plan of the convention be found to depart from republican principles
  5. (transitive, now rare) To go away from; to leave.
    • Bible, 1 Sam. iv. 2:
      The glory is departed from Israel.
    • 2009, The Guardian, Sport Blog, 9 September:
      The build-up to Saturday's visit of Macedonia and this encounter with the Dutch could be construed as odd in the sense that there seemed a basic acceptance, inevitability even, that Burley would depart office in their immediate aftermath.
  6. (obsolete, transitive) To divide up; to distribute, share.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur, volume I, book VII:
      and so all the worlde seythe that betwyxte three knyghtes is departed clerely knyghthode, that is Sir Launcelot du Lake, Sir Trystrams de Lyones and Sir Lamerok de Galysthes bere now the renowne.
  7. (obsolete, transitive) To separate, part.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Noun

depart

  1. (obsolete) division; separation, as of compound substances
    • Francis Bacon
      The chymists have a liquor called water of depart.
  2. (obsolete) A going away; departure.
    • Shakespeare
      At my depart for France.

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