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 : that is going out or leaving; "the departing train"; "an
outward journey"; "outward-bound ships" [syn: departing(a),
outbound, outward, outward-bound]