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.]
adj 1: not present; having left; "he's away right now"; "you must
not allow a stranger into the house when your mother
is away"; "everyone is gone now"; "the departed
guests" [syn: away(p), gone(p), departed(a)]
2: well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone
times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a
departed era" [syn: bygone, bypast, foregone, gone]
3: dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend" [syn: asleep(p),
at peace(p), at rest(p), deceased, gone]
n : someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead
person would have done" [syn: dead person, dead soul,
deceased person, deceased, decedent]