parting


parting
[[t]pɑ͟ː(r)tɪŋ[/t]]
partings
1) N-VAR Parting is the act of leaving a particular person or place. A parting is an occasion when this happens.

Parting from any one of you for even a short time is hard...

It was a dreadfully emotional parting.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Your parting words or actions are the things that you say or do as you are leaving a place or person.

Her parting words left him feeling empty and alone.

...his bold parting kiss.

Syn:
3) N-COUNT The parting in someone's hair is the line running from the front to the back of their head where their hair lies in different directions. [BRIT]
(in AM, use part)
4) PHRASE When there is a parting of the ways, two or more people or groups of people stop working together or travelling together.

...a negotiated parting of the ways for the three Baltic republics.


English dictionary. 2008.

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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

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