- the dead person referred to.
- dead persons collectively.
Definition for departed (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of depart
Examples from the Web for departed
One example would be how fascinating it must be to be Martin Scorsese and have an Oscar at home for The Departed.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the next week, he made sure everyone was safe until the final worker had departed.
The cook here turned to me, saying that Mrs. Fairfax was waiting for me: so I departed.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte
This is the wild quest upon which he and his companions have departed, and from which I shrewdly suspect they never will return.Long Odds|H. Rider Haggard
After this he took his leave, the troop mounted their horses and departed.Round About the Carpathians|Andrew F. Crosse
Tommy (to his chum, when the old lady had departed): Bill, I think Ill have my other leg off before she comes next week.Funny Stories Told By The Soldiers|Carleton B. Case
In about twenty previous years, many great ones had departed—notably Pope, Thomson, Fielding.
British Dictionary definitions for departed (1 of 2)
- dead; deceased
- (as sing or collective noun; preceded by the)the departed
British Dictionary definitions for departed (2 of 2)
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for depart
Word Origin and History for departed
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.