partings (plural noun)
  1. the action of leaving or being separated from someone.
    "they exchanged a few words on parting" ·
    "an emotional parting from her two young children"
    farewell · leave-taking · goodbye · adieu · departure · leaving ·
    going (away) · valediction · separation · break-up · splitting up · split · split-up · breaking up · divorce · rift · breach · parting of the ways · estrangement · rupture · bust-up
  2. the action of dividing something into parts.
    "the parting of the Red Sea"
    a line of scalp revealed in a person's hair by combing the hair away in opposite directions on either side.North American term part.
    "his hair was dark, with a side parting"
parts (plural noun)
  1. an amount or section which, when combined with others, makes up the whole of something.
    "divide the circle into three equal parts" ·
    "the early part of 1999" · "body parts"
    • an element or constituent that is essential to the nature of something.
      "I was part of the family"
    • a manufactured object assembled with others to make a machine; a component.
      "the production of aircraft parts"
    • a division of a book, periodical, or broadcast serial.
      "this theme will be further explored in Parts Four and Five of the book" ·
      "Part Four of the series"
    • a measure allowing comparison between the amounts of different ingredients used in a mixture.
      "use a mix of one part cement to five parts ballast"
  2. some but not all of something.
    "the painting tells only part of the story"
  3. a role played by an actor or actress.
    "she played a lot of leading parts" ·
    "he took the part of Prospero"
    role · theatrical role · character · persona · representation · portrayal ·
  4. the contribution made by someone or something to an action or situation.
    "he played a key part in ending the revolt" ·
    "he may be jailed for his part in the robbery"
    involvement · role · function · hand · job · task · work · responsibility ·
    capacity · post · position · office · participation · bit · contribution · concern · province · contribute to · be instrumental in · be a factor in · be partly responsible for · have a hand in · be conducive to · make for · lead to · cause · give rise to · help · promote · advance · further · forward · oil the wheels of · open the door for · add to · conduce to
    stand in the way of
    • (one's part)
      the appropriate or expected behaviour in a particular role or situation; one's duty.
      "in such a place his part is to make good"
  5. archaic
    a line of scalp revealed in a person's hair by combing the hair away in opposite directions on either side; a parting.
    "the part in her hair was white and straight"
parts (third person present) · parted (past tense) · parted (past participle) · parting (present participle)
  1. (of two things) move away from each other.
    "his lips parted in a smile"
    • divide to leave a central space.
      "at that moment the mist parted" ·
      "she parted the ferns and looked between them"
      separate · divide · divide in two · split · split in two · break up ·
      move apart · disjoin
  2. (be parted)
    leave someone's company.
    "there was a good deal of kissing before we parted" ·
    "she can't bear to be parted from her daughter again"
    leave · take one's leave · say goodbye/farewell/adieu ·
    say one's goodbyes · say/make one's farewells · separate · break up · go one's (separate) ways · take oneself off · set off · be on one's way · go · go away · get going · depart · be off · split · push off · hit the road · skedaddle · scram · shove off
  3. (part with)
    give up possession of; hand over.
    "even quite small companies parted with large sums"
    give up · relinquish · forgo · surrender · hand over · deliver up ·
    let go of · renounce · give away · dispose of · discard · abandon · sacrifice · yield · cede
  4. separate (the hair of the head on either side of the parting) with a comb.
    "his hair was centrally parted"
  1. to some extent; partly (often used to contrast different parts of something).
    "the city is now part slum, part consumer paradise"
    to a certain extent/degree · to a limited extent/degree ·
    to some extent/degree · partly · partially · in part · half · in some measure · relatively · comparatively · moderately · (up) to a point · a little · somewhat · not totally · not wholly · not entirely · not fully · incompletely · nearly · very nearly · almost · just about · all but · slightly · barely · scarcely · fractionally · inadequately · insufficiently · not nearly
Old English (denoting a part of speech), from Latin pars, part-. The verb (originally in Middle English in the sense ‘divide into parts’) is from Old French partir, from Latin partire, partiri ‘divide, share’.
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she quickly walked hitherward after parting with Tess.
lest you, even more than needs, embitter our parting.
her fingers moved deftly, quickly parting the grass.
an emotional parting from her two young children.
he tricked her into parting with the money.
his hair was dark, with a side parting.
they exchanged a few words on parting.
the parting of the Red Sea.
How to say parting in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans afskeidsgeskenk
Arabic (VERB)فراق, وداع
(NOUN)الفراق, الانصراف
Bangla বিদায় বেলা
Bosnian (Latin) rastanak
Bulgarian (VERB)раздяла, разделно
Cantonese (Traditional) 離別
Catalan (VERB)comiat
Chinese Simplified 离别
Chinese Traditional 離別
Croatian (VERB)rastanak, razdjeljak
Czech (VERB)rozloučení, dělení
Danish (VERB)afsked
Dutch (VERB)afscheid, scheiding
Estonian (VERB)jumalagajätt
Fijian da veitalatala
Filipino Paghihiwa-hiwalay
Finnish (VERB)jakaus, jäähyväis, eroaminen
French (VERB)séparation, adieu, écartant
(NOUN)tronçonnage, raie
German (VERB)Abschied, Trennung, abstechen
(NOUN)Trennebene, Scheitel
Greek (VERB)χωρίστρα
Haitian Creole chire
Hebrew (VERB)פרידה
Hindi (VERB)बिदाई, जुदाई, विदाई
Hungarian (VERB)elválás, búcsú
Icelandic partur
Indonesian (VERB)perpisahan, berpisah
Italian (VERB)separazione, addio
(NOUN)troncatura, divisione
Japanese (VERB)パーティング, 別れ, 突切り, 別れて, 突, 別離, 離れる
Kiswahili kuachana
Klingon chev
Korean (ADJECTIVE)파팅
Latvian (VERB)atvadīšanās, šķiršanās
Lithuanian (VERB)sklastymas, atsisveikinimo
Malagasy nanasaraka
Malay (Latin) (VERB)perpisahan
Maltese spartir
Norwegian Bokmål avskjed
Persian (VERB)فراق
Polish (VERB)rozstanie, przecinanie
Portuguese (VERB)despedida
Querétaro Otomi despedida
Romanian (VERB)despărţire
Russian (VERB)прощание, расставания, разъема, отрезке
(NOUN)расставание, пробор, разлука
Samoan vaeluaina
Serbian (Cyrillic) растанак
Serbian (Latin) rastanak
Slovak (VERB)rozlúčka, lúčenie
Slovenian (VERB)Oproštajne, slovesu, ločevanje, ločitev
Spanish (VERB)despedida, dividiéndose, despedirse, separarse, partición
(NOUN)partida, separación, tronzado
Swedish (NOUN)sära
(VERB)avstickning, avsked, skilsmässan, bena
Tahitian te vahi nei
Tamil பிரியும்
Telugu భాగ్
Thai พรากจากกัน
Tongan taa'i
Turkish (VERB)ayrılık, veda
Ukrainian (VERB)розставання, прощання
Urdu جدائی
Vietnamese chia tay
Welsh technoleg ewinedd
Yucatec Maya despedida
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