de part


verb (used without object)
to go away; leave: She departed from Paris today. The train departs at 10:52.
to diverge or deviate (usually followed by from ): The new method departs from the old in several respects.
to pass away, as from life or existence; die.
verb (used with object)
to go away from; leave: to depart this life.
Archaic. departure; death.

1175–1225; Middle English departen < Old French departir, equivalent to de- de- + partir to go away; see part (v.)

undeparting, adjective

1. Depart, retire, retreat, withdraw imply leaving a place. Depart is a somewhat literary word for going away from a place: to depart on a journey. Retire emphasizes absenting oneself or drawing back from a place: to retire from a position in battle. Retreat implies a necessary withdrawal, especially as a result of adverse fortune in war: to retreat to secondary lines of defense. Withdraw suggests leaving some specific place or situation, usually for some definite and often unpleasant reason: to withdraw from a hopeless task. 4. quit.

1. arrive. Unabridged
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depart (dɪˈpɑːt)
1.  to go away; leave
2.  to start out; set forth
3.  (usually foll by from) to deviate; differ; vary: to depart from normal procedure
4.  (tr) to quit (archaic, except in the phrase depart this life)
[C13: from Old French departir, from de- + partir to go away, divide, from Latin partīrī to divide, distribute, from pars a part]

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from O.Fr. departir, from L.L. departire "divide" (transitive), from de- "from" + partire "to part, divide," from pars (gen. partis) "a part." As a euphemism for "to die" (to depart this life) it is attested from c.1500. Transitive in Eng. lingers in some senses;
the wedding service was till death us depart until 1662.
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