De·part v. i. [imp. & p. p. Departed; p. pr. & vb. n. Departing.]
1. To part; to divide; to separate. [Obs.]
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. --Shak.
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.]
De·part, v. 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.”
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. --Shak.
Your loss and his depart. --Shak.
v 1: move away from a place into another direction; "Go away
before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"
[syn: go, go away] [ant: come]
2: be at variance with; be out of line with [syn: deviate, vary,
diverge] [ant: conform]
3: leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: part, start,
start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off]
4: go away or leave [syn: take leave, quit] [ant: stay]
5: remove oneself from an association with or participation in;
"She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left
her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate
after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company,
she pulled up stakes" [syn: leave, pull up stakes]
6: wander from a direct or straight course [syn: sidetrack, digress,