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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 parting
 分別,分歧處(a.)離別的,逝去的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Part v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parted; p. pr. & vb. n. Parting.]
 1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever. “Thou shalt part it in pieces.”
    There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues.   --Keble.
 2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.
    To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee.   --Pope.
    They parted my raiment among them.   --John xix. 24.
 3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
    The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.   --Ruth i. 17.
    While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.   --Luke xxiv. 51.
 The narrow seas that part
 The French and English.   --Shak.
 4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.
    The stumbling night did part our weary powers.   --Shak.
 5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
 The liver minds his own affair, . . .
 And parts and strains the vital juices.   --Prior.
 6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.]
    Since presently your souls must part your bodies.   --Shak.
 To part a cable Naut., to break it.
 To part company, to separate, as travelers or companions.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ting a.
 1. Serving to part; dividing; separating.
 2. Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute. “Give him that parting kiss.”
 3. Departing. “Speed the parting guest.”
 4. Admitting of being parted; partible.
 Parting fellow, a partner. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
 Parting pulley. See under Pulley.
 Parting sand Founding, dry, nonadhesive sand, sprinkled upon the partings of a mold to facilitate the separation.
 Parting strip Arch., in a sash window, one of the thin strips of wood let into the pulley stile to keep the sashes apart; also, the thin piece inserted in the window box to separate the weights.
 Parting tool Mach., a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for cutting a piece in two.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ting n.
 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. “The parting of the way.”
 2. A separation; a leave-taking.
 And there were sudden partings, such as press
 The life from out young hearts.   --Byron.
 3. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs.
 4. Founding The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.
 5. Chem. The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
 6. Geol. A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
 7. Naut. The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
 8. Min. Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellæ.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 parting
      adj : delivered at the moment of parting as if in flight or
            retreat; "paused to deliver a parting shot at the
            door"; "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle
            Billy"- Bret Harte [syn: parthian]
      n : the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells";
          "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn:
           farewell, leave, leave-taking]