Meaning of DEPARTURE in English


n.1 the act or an instance of departing.

2 (often foll. by from) a deviation (from the truth, a standard, etc.).

3 (often attrib.) the starting of a train, an aircraft, etc. (the departure was late; departure lounge).

4 a new course of action or thought (driving a car is rather a departure for him).

5 Naut. the amount of a ship's change of longitude.

Etymology: OF departe{uuml}re (as DEPART)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.