parting


parting
part|ing1 [ˈpa:tıŋ US ˈpa:r-] n
1.) [U and C]
an occasion when two people leave each other
an emotional parting at the airport
the moment of parting
on parting
He gave her a light kiss on parting.
2.) BrE
the line on your head made by dividing your hair with a comb
American Equivalent: part
a centre parting
3.) parting of the ways
the point at which two people or organizations decide to separate
parting 2
parting2 adj
1.) a parting kiss/gift/glance etc
a kiss etc that you give someone as you leave
2.) parting shot
an unpleasant remark that you make just as you are leaving, especially at the end of an argument
As her parting shot, she told me never to phone her again.

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  • Parting — Par ting (p[aum]rt [i^]ng), a. [From {Part}, v.] 1. Serving to part; dividing; separating. [1913 Webster] 2. Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute. Give him that parting kiss. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Departing. Speed the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parting — Par ting (p[aum]rt [i^]ng), n. 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. The parting of the way. Ezek. xxi. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. A separation; a leave taking. Shak. [1913 Webster] And there were sudden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parting — may refer to one of the following:*Departure *Farewell *Parting traditions *Cleavage (crystal) …   Wikipedia

  • parting — [adj] farewell departing, final, goodbye, last, valedictory; concept 267 Ant. greeting, introductory parting [n] goodbye, separation adieu, bisection, break, breaking, breakup, crossroads*, departure, detachment, divergence, division, farewell,… …   New thesaurus

  • parting — ► NOUN 1) the action or an act of parting. 2) Brit. a line of scalp revealed by combing the hair away in opposite directions on either side …   English terms dictionary

  • parting — [pärt′iŋ] adj. 1. dividing; separating 2. departing 3. given, spoken, done, etc. at parting n. 1. the act of breaking, dividing, or separating 2. a place of division or separation; dividing point or line 3. something that separates or divides …   English World dictionary

  • Parting — Parting. См. Разделение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • parting — index divergent, division (act of dividing), egress, estrangement, leave (absence), rift (disagreement) …   Law dictionary

  • parting — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)tɪŋ[/t]] partings 1) N VAR Parting is the act of leaving a particular person or place. A parting is an occasion when this happens. Parting from any one of you for even a short time is hard... It was a dreadfully emotional parting. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • parting — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ final ▪ amicable ▪ It was an amicable parting and we greatly value the years we spent together. ▪ bitter ▪ The divorce was a bitter parting that …   Collocations dictionary