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Definition of Parting


  1. of Part
  2. Serving to part; dividing; separating.
  3. Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute.
  4. Departing.
  5. Admitting of being parted; partible.
  6. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.
  7. A separation; a leave-taking.
  8. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs.
  9. The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.
  10. The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
  11. A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
  12. The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
  13. Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae.

Parting Quotations

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
William Shakespeare

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Charles Dickens

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards

I think the most beautiful thing is that we're not parting because there were problems. We're parting because we're celebrating each others' growth.
Kelly Rowland
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Parting Translations

parting in German is Abschied {m}, scheidend
parting in Italian is separazione
parting in Swedish is delning, avsked, bena
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