Mr. Kagan resigned the deanship in April 1992, lobbing a parting bomb at the faculty that bucked his administration.
The show closes in five days, and therefore seems to warrant a parting Pic or two from me.
In death, bin Laden seems to have delivered moviedom a parting gift.
parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954–63 by Taylor Branch.
Designer Christophe Decarnin is parting ways with Balmain, the famed fashion house announced on Wednesday morning.
It is like a parting burst of sunshine at the end of a day of tempest.
With a parting look at his unconscious antagonist he started away.
He wept like a child, and could never forget that parting look.
Seeing this, is the only thing which reconciles me to parting with her.
And with these parting words the Earl committed himself to the December seas.
"action of going away," c.1300, verbal noun from part (v.). As "separation of persons," early 14c.
mid-13c., "division, portion of a whole," from Old French part "share, portion; character; power, dominion; side, way, path," from Latin partem (nominative pars) "a part, piece, a share, a division; a party or faction; a part of the body; a fraction; a function, office," related to portio "share, portion," from PIE root *pere- "to assign, allot" (cf. Greek peprotai "it has been granted," Sanskrit purtam "reward," Hittite parshiya- "fraction, part").
It has replaced native deal (n.) in most senses. Theatrical sense (late 15c.) is from an actor's "share" in a performance (The Latin plural partis was used in the same sense). Meaning "the parting of the hair" is 1890, American English.
As an adjective from 1590s. Late Old English part "part of speech" did not survive and the modern word is considered a separate borrowing. Phrase for the most part is from late 14c. To take part "participate" is from late 14c.
c.1200, "to divide into parts; separate oneself," from Old French partir "to divide, separate" (10c.), from Latin partire, partere "to share, part, distribute, divide," from pars (see part (n.)).
Sense of "to separate (someone from someone else)" is from early 14c.; that of "to take leave" is from early 15c. Meaning "to separate the hair" is attested from 1610s. Related: Parted; parting. To part with "surrender" is from c.1300.
A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided.
An organ, a member, or another division of an organism.
An anatomical part; pars.
parts The external genitalia.