Meaning of DEPARTURE in English

DEPARTURE

noun

1 leaving/going away from a place

ADJECTIVE

▪ abrupt , sudden

Everyone was a little puzzled by her sudden ~.

▪ hasty , quick

▪ voluntary

▪ early , late

▪ imminent , impending

The guard blew his whistle to warn of the train's imminent ~.

▪ scheduled

▪ flight

The last check-in time is 45 minutes before flight ~.

VERB + DEPARTURE

▪ make

He made a hasty ~.

▪ hasten

Her disagreement with the MD probably hastened her ~.

▪ delay

▪ announce

Our boss sent out an email announcing her ~.

DEPARTURE + NOUN

▪ point

Atocha station was the ~ point for our tour.

▪ date , time

▪ gate , lounge

We sat in the ~ lounge waiting for our flight to be called.

PREPOSITION

▪ before ~ , prior to ~

You should receive your flight tickets at least a week prior to ~.

▪ on ~

All visitors must sign the book on arrival and again on ~.

▪ ~ for

his ~ for Naples

▪ ~ from

her ~ from Toronto

PHRASES

▪ the day, time, etc. of ~

▪ the point of ~ ( figurative )

The author takes Freud's dream theories as the point of ~ for his essay.

2 sth different from what is usual/expected

ADJECTIVE

▪ new

▪ big ( informal ), complete , dramatic , fundamental , major , marked , radical , sharp ( AmE ), significant

This project represents a big ~ for me.

▪ refreshing ( esp. AmE ), welcome

VERB + DEPARTURE

▪ be , mark , represent

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

This document marks a radical ~ from earlier recommendations.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .