Meaning of PARTING in English

PARTING

I. part ‧ ing 1 /ˈpɑːtɪŋ $ ˈpɑːr-/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ part , ↑ counterpart , ↑ parting , ↑ partition ; adverb : ↑ part , ↑ partially , ↑ partly ; adjective : ↑ partial , ↑ parting , ↑ part ; verb : ↑ part , ↑ partition ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] an occasion when two people leave each other:

an emotional parting at the airport

the moment of parting

on parting

He gave her a light kiss on parting.

2 . [countable] British English the line on your head made by dividing your hair with a comb SYN part American English :

a centre parting

3 . parting of the ways the point at which two people or organizations decide to separate

II. parting 2 BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ part , ↑ counterpart , ↑ parting , ↑ partition ; adverb : ↑ part , ↑ partially , ↑ partly ; adjective : ↑ partial , ↑ parting , ↑ part ; verb : ↑ part , ↑ partition ]

1 . a parting kiss/gift/glance etc a kiss etc that you give someone as you leave

2 . parting shot an unpleasant remark that you make just as you are leaving, especially at the end of an argument:

As her parting shot, she told me never to phone her again.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.