Meaning of PARTING in English

PARTING

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a parting gift (= a gift that you give someone when you leave/say goodbye )

She brought him a parting gift.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the parting of clouds

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I owe it to Victoria to lend some retrospective weight to our parting .

It was grief-stricken Abigail who made the final parting gesture.

Martina and I performed the uncertain dance of people parting , with its limited steps.

Not surprisingly it was Margaret who felt the parting most.

She will dread the thought of that final parting , which must come in time.

So many meetings and partings must have taken place beneath his roof, so many dark plots hatched between his hospitable walls.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

gift

Any chance he had had of giving Meik a parting gift had slipped away.

Right: Jeff Lowe receives a parting gift from Chris Bonington.

And every couple receives a case of Lygon Arms' dry white wine or claret as a parting gift .

shot

As it will be the best remembered part of your presentation, your parting shot needs to be powerful.

It's no coincidence that it originated in Moscow - this was the Communist old guard's parting shot .

word

Azaire's parting words filled his head.

Sometimes she remembered Thomas's parting words to her and thought that perhaps she was indeed something of an innocent.

We also find something close to the marked language characteristic of fabliaux in Dame Sirith's parting words to Wilekin.

I walked home on air across the Esplanade des Invalides and bored everyone with his parting words for weeks afterwards.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Azaire's parting words filled his head.

Escort the interviewee at least to the door, again the behaviour at the parting point can be significant.

Even if he did politely turn down Branson's parting offer of a seat on Virgin's inaugural flight - for obvious reasons.

Giving the still busy Josh a parting wave, the two of them started back.

Harriet sensed that the girl's parting remarks had not been unpremeditated.

Her parting exchange with Rain had been less than friendly.

It is a paradox upon which a Tory may perhaps be permitted one parting reflexion.

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