Meaning of PARTING in English


/ ˈpɑːtɪŋ; NAmE ˈpɑːrt-/ noun , adjective

■ noun


[ U , C ] the act or occasion of leaving a person or place :

the moment of parting

We had a tearful parting at the airport.


( BrE ) ( NAmE part ) [ C ] a line on a person's head where the hair is divided with a comb :

a side / centre parting


[ U , C ] the act or result of dividing sth into parts :

the parting of the clouds


- a / the parting of the ways

■ adjective

[ only before noun ] said or done by sb as they leave :

a parting kiss

His parting words were 'I love you.'


- parting shot

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.