• WordNet 3.6
    • v depart move away from a place into another direction "Go away before I start to cry","The train departs at noon"
    • v depart go away or leave
    • v depart leave "The family took off for Florida"
    • v depart wander from a direct or straight course
    • v depart remove oneself from an association with or participation in "She wants to leave","The teenager left home","She left her position with the Red Cross","He left the Senate after two terms","after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"
    • v depart be at variance with; be out of line with
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"Alas! alas! where is our bliss departed?" "Alas! alas! where is our bliss departed?"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No one knows why, but 90 percent of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right.
    • Depart A going away; departure; hence, death. "At my depart for France.""Your loss and his depart ."
    • Depart Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients. "The chymists have a liquor called water of depart ."
    • Depart To divide in order to share; to apportion. "And here is gold, and that full great plentee,
      That shall departed been among us three."
    • Depart 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."
    • Depart 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.""Ere thou from hence depart .""He which hath no stomach to this fight,
      Let him depart ."
    • Depart To leave; to depart from. "He departed this life.""Ere I depart his house."
    • Depart To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate. "Till death departed them, this life they lead."
    • Depart To part; to divide; to separate.
    • Depart To pass away; to perish. "The glory is departed from Israel."
    • Depart To quit this world; to die. "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.
    • depart To divide; separate into parts; dispart.
    • depart To separate; sunder; dispart.
    • depart [At the Savoy Conference (1661) the use of the word depart in the marriage service was objected to by the Nonconformist divines. It was therefore changed (in 1662) to do part, us in the present prayer-book.]
    • depart To depart from; quit; leave (by ellipsis of the usual from).
    • depart To share; give or take a part or share.
    • depart To separate into parts; become divided.
    • depart To separate from a place or a person; go a different way; part.
    • depart To go or move away; withdraw, as from a place, a person, etc.
    • depart To deviate; go back or away, as from a course or principle of action, authoritative instructions, etc.; desist.
    • depart In law, to deviate in a subsequent pleading from the title or defense in the previous pleading.
    • depart To die; decease; leave this world.
    • n depart Division; separation, as of a compound substance into its elements: as, “water of depart,”
    • n depart The act of going away; departure.
    • n depart Death.
    • depart An abbreviation of department.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first suburban shopping mall was opened in 1922 by National Department Stores in Saint Louis.
    • v.i Depart de-pärt′ to go away: to quit or leave: to die:
    • v.t Depart (obs.) to separate, divide
    • v.i Depart de-pärt′ (obs.) to separate from one another
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.”
  • John Morley
    John Morley
    “The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
    “I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.”
  • Hannah More
    “Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.”
  • Bible
    “Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. departen, to divide, part, depart, F. départir, to divide, distribute, se départir, to separate one's self, depart; pref. dé-,L. de,) + partir, to part, depart, fr. L. partire, partiri, to divide, fr. pars, part. See Part
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. départir—L. de, from, and partīri, to part, to divide.


In literature:

A few suggestions only will be added in this department.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
Depart, and not to bear your answer.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
The fiery youth departed.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Now depart and leave me alone here with the young girl.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Would that same spirit depart along with their departing?
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Mr. Jelliffe afterwards identified him as a clerk in one of the City departments.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
Naturally the girl should be careful to do herself justice when she goes to the employment department.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
She listened to his departing footsteps, and her heart seemed to lose its support.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
More passenger trains arrive at, and depart from, the St. Paul Union Depot than at any other point in the state.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Finally, Natural History, a taste for which is a substantial blessing to the sailor, is too vast a department for our professional pages.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

At trifles I started,
For nothing I wept,
And terror departed
Not all when I slept.
"Fear" by Gamaliel Bradford
Their floating raiment touches me,
As they depart,
And new songs strive for melody
Within my heart.
"The Clavichord" by Dollie Radford
Laus Deo, it is done!
Rolled away from loving heart
Is a stone.
Lifted higher, we depart,
Having one.
"Laus Deo!" by Mary Baker Eddy
You stir the poet heart
To dream in quickening rimes
The magic of the fairy times
That never shall depart!
"Fairy Tales" by Thomas MacDonagh
She haunts me and will not depart
For prayer or tear–
Would I were underneath the sod
And she were here!
"Haunted" by Anna Johnston MacManus
At the head of a thousand roaring warriors,
With the sound of gongs,
My husband has departed
Following glory.
"The Western Window" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

Health Department Director Dr Chiyome Fukino said Friday she and the registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, have personally verified that the health department holds Obama's original birth certificate .
Units from the Bremerton Fire Department, Poulsbo Fire Department and the North Kitsap Fire Department also responded to the blaze.
But with 44 cadets going through the paces of the San Jose Police Department's first academy in nearly three years, department veterans are glad to see some relief coming.
With the Camden Police Department making several burglary arrests lately, the department is offering advice to help homeowners recover items stolen by thieves.
Help the local fire department and, at the same time, "sweeten" the holiday season by making a candy purchase from the Tri-County Fire Department Auxiliary.
Prescription Drug Discount Cards are available at many local pharmacies and at various Chautauqua County departments, including: County Clerk's Office, Health Department, and Social Services.
COLUMBIA — Two long-time Columbia Police Department officers are candidates to become the next chief of the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
Local police departments - including the Lansing Police Department - say they receive 80,000 cellular phone calls every year, and the cost could really add up.
A former food service supervisor for the State Department of Corrections will be spending some time behind bars for stealing $100,000 from the department.
The San Leandro Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint Friday, Dec 28, the department announced Wednesday.
The Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the Department of Environmental Protection, plans to cut down as many as 211 trees.
Iris scanners will be used by the Columbia Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff's Department for identification purposes.
Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda didn't say whether the department has specifically discussed whether changes could create a constitutional issue.
The man who started the geography department at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville more than four decades ago didn't forget that department before he died.
State Department Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson leads the department's Bureau of African Affairs.

In science:

Holmbom A., Some Modes of Convergence and their Application to Homogenization and Optimal Composites Design, PhD thesis 1996:208 D, Department of Mathematics, Lule˚a University of Technology, Sweden, 1996.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
Entanglement is such a correlation between once interacting and later departed particles which exceeds the possibility of local-realistic model with hidden parameters.
Bell's theorem, entanglement, and common sense
This paper formed a portion of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
This work was partially supported by Department of Energy.
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
Department of Mathematics, University of Groningen, P. O.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class