- 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[intransitive, transitive] (North American English) to leave your job the departing president depart something He departed his job December 16. see also departure Word Origin Middle English: from Old French departir, based on Latin dispertire
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//dɪˈpɑːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɑːrtɪd//past participle departed
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɑːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɑːrtɪd//-ing form departing
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɑːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɑːrtɪŋ//