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Meaning of PARTING

Pronunciation:  'pârting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
  2. [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

PARTING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: farewell, last, leave, leave-taking, parthian
 See Also: departure, going, going away, leaving, valediction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par"ting\, a. [From {Part}, v.]
    1. Serving to part; dividing; separating.
    2. Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting
       salute. ``Give him that parting kiss.'' --Shak.
    3. Departing. ``Speed the parting guest.'' --Pope.
    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.
  2. \Par"ting\, n.
    1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted;
       division; separation. ``The parting of the way.'' --Ezek.
       xxi. 21.
    2. A separation; a leave-taking. --Shak.
             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 lamell[ae].
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