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[ dih-pahr-tid ]


  1. deceased; dead.
  2. gone; past.


  1. the departed,
    1. the dead person referred to.
    2. dead persons collectively.


/ dɪˈpɑːtɪd /


  1. euphemistic.
    1. dead; deceased
    2. ( as sing or collective noun; preceded by the )

      the departed

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Other Words From

  • unde·parted adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of departed1

First recorded in 1550–60; depart + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

Russia was memorably described by our departed friend Senator John McCain as “a gas station run by a mafia … masquerading as a country.”

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The band was still on its way back as De Blasio and his wife departed.

One example would be how fascinating it must be to be Martin Scorsese and have an Oscar at home for The Departed.

First, the ghost of his departed partner, Jacob Marley, comes calling, his face emerging from the doorknob.

In the 54 years since they departed, Belgika has been forgotten by the outside world.

The Departed star is also a very savvy businessman, having produced hit shows like Boardwalk Empire and Entourage.

And the girl, scarce believing her good fortune, departed with a speed that bordered on the ludicrous.

Frulein Fichtner had already departed, but the first violinist played Mendelssohn's famous concerto for violin.

Having reduced Punch to a second agony of tears Harry departed upstairs with the news that Punch was still rebellious.

"If you please," continued Mr Bellamy, nodding to them very graciously; and they departed.

The umpires, having partaken of a dram, shook hands and departed, as they had to drive out of town that night.


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