verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of depart
Examples from the Web for depart
Then he disappeared by the same door through which I had watched him depart less than sixty seconds before.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Zeitz efficiently shows how their lives parallel and depart from the larger story of a rapidly changing America in those decades.
“When V. Asaro attempted to depart in his car, agent observed him drive into a metal pole,” the papers note.A Goodfellas Sequel: A True-Life Lufthansa Figure Comes to Court|Michael Daly|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So al-Qaeda may well recover in months, not years, after we depart Afghanistan if the pressure on its base in Pakistan dwindles.Al Qaeda’s Next Comeback Could Be Afghanistan And Pakistan|Bruce Riedel|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The unit was still hunting for the sniper on Sept. 29, with less than 48 hours before it was scheduled to depart Iraq.Why Was My Son Killed in Fallujah—and His Murderer Set Free?|Michael Daly|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has been tried as a spy, condemned as a spy, and shall be executed as a spy, and the flag is ordered to depart immediately.Elsie and Her Loved Ones|Martha Finley
Why dost thou not suffer me to depart after a message of glad tidings, but forcest me to tell calamities?The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
It was decided that Mulready should depart at eight o'clock, after the short twilight.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
As Landor says, She warmed both hands before the fire of life, and when it sank she was ready to depart.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6|Augustus J. C. Hare
Vain were the recurring entreaties not to depart on his errand.
British Dictionary definitions for depart
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for depart
Word Origin and History for depart
mid-13c., "part from each other," from Old French departir (10c.) "to divide, distribute; separate (oneself), depart; die," from Late Latin departire "divide" (transitive), from de- "from" (see de-) + partire "to part, divide," from pars (genitive partis) "a part" (see part (n.)).
As a euphemism for "to die" (to depart this life; cf. Old French departir de cest siecle) it is attested from c.1500, as is the departed for "the dead," singly or collectively. Transitive lingers in some English usages; the wedding service was till death us depart until 1662. Related: Departed; departing.