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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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