Adjective "departing" definition and examples

(Departing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dɪˈpɑːt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Leave, especially in order to start a journey.
  1. 'a contingent was departing from Cairo'
  2. 'Tired and slightly sunburnt, the photographers departed for home with film and memory cards which they hope will contain some memorable pictures.'
  3. 'We then set out for our train, which would be departing from Track 13.'
  4. 'His wife and another woman in the public gallery burst out sobbing as the verdicts were announced and as he departed for jail, they yelled insults at the police officer in the case.'
  5. 'Last weekend she departed for Connecticut to begin a four year scholarship at Quinnipiac University.'
  6. 'A source at Mataram airport said flights continued as usual and the last flight departed for Bali with several empty seats.'
  7. 'The walk takes 90 minutes and departs from St Nicholas' Church.'
  8. 'The thought of packing and departing the following day caused her heart to skip a beat.'
  9. 'On the final day in hospital, before they departed for home, a lone old woman arrived with a farewell gift of a bunch of bluebells.'
  10. 'Afterwards, the wedding party departed for the reception and function in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar.'
  11. 'Each of my Las Vegas trips would now have me checking into and departing from three hotels on the same days.'
  12. 'As well as departing from the normal milieu of Bulgarian theatre, the production is also very different from other interpretations of the play.'
  13. 'He ends his speech and departs from the plan, by making his way through the crowd to the Conservative club across the square.'
  14. 'All questions have been submitted in advance and a moderator will silence anyone who departs from a pre-approved script.'
  15. 'Readers have forwarded us links to the kind of buried stories departing from the media's party line that we usually flag.'
  16. 'Critics of humanism have for centuries declared that freethinkers once departing from religion have abandoned morality.'
  17. 'It departs from Bunting's previous work, in which music was the driving force.'
  18. 'This is therefore not a reason for departing from the normal course.'
  19. 'In the former case the bank was held liable because it had departed from the very stringent practice prescribed in its own manual.'
  20. 'Stiller departs from his typecast of an awkward intellectual, which is to his credit.'
  21. 'It would be difficult to offer any advice to him right now that departs from the course he has put the country on for the time being.'
  22. 'he will soon depart his post as high commissioner to Britain'
  23. 'And Oakland has something to prove to its former coach, Jon Gruden, who departed for greener pastures.'
  24. 'I wish Mr Bradley all the best as he departs from Council life.'
  25. 'For employees, it is best to depart the job on the same terms as employment began.'
  26. 'Uncle Al finally departs his post no later than next January 31st.'

More definitions

1. to go away; leave: She departed from Paris today. The train departs at 10:5

2.

2. to diverge or deviate (usually followed by from): The new method departs from the old in several respects.

3. to pass away, as from life or existence; die. verb (used with object)

4. to go away from; leave: to depart this life. noun

5. Archaic. departure; death.

More examples(as adjective)

"governors can be departing."

"ministers can be departing."

"executives can be departing."

"passengers can be departing."

"members can be departing."

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Origin

(depart)Middle English: from Old French departir, based on Latin dispertire ‘to divide’. The original sense was ‘separate’, also ‘take leave of each other’, hence ‘go away’.

Phrase

depart this life