Definition of depart verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    depart

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪˈpɑːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɑːrt//
     
    (rather formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depart
    BrE BrE//dɪˈpɑːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɑːrt//
     
    he / she / it departs
    BrE BrE//dɪˈpɑːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɑːrts//
     
    past simple departed
    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtɪd//
     
    past participle departed
    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtɪd//
     
    -ing form departing
    BrE BrE//dɪˈpɑːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɑːrtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to leave a place, especially to start a trip opposite arrive depart (for…) (from…) Flights for Rome depart from Terminal 3. She waited until the last of the guests had departed. depart something (North American English) The train departed Amritsar at 6.15 p.m.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (North American English) to leave your job the departing president depart something He departed his job December 16.
  3. see also departure
    Word Origin Middle English: from Old French departir, based on Latin dispertire ‘to divide’. The original sense was ‘separate’, also ‘take leave of each other’, hence ‘go away’.Extra examples He departs for New York tomorrow morning. The plane was scheduled to depart at 8.30. The plane was scheduled to depart later that day. They shook hands all round and prepared to depart. We depart from Heathrow at ten o’clock tonight. Flights for Amsterdam depart from Terminal 3. Giving a large pay-off to a departing executive may be seen as rewarding failure. He departed the troubled firm after less than a year in the post. Most of the tourists had departed the area. The train departs Amritsar at 4.20 p.m. This train will depart in three minutes. You must depart for England immediately.Idioms to die. People say depart this life to avoid saying die. See related entries: Death Phrasal Verbsdepart from something
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