Meaning of PARTING in English


/pahr"ting/ , n.

1. the act of a person or thing that parts.

2. a division or separation.

3. a place of division or separation.

4. a departure or leave-taking.

5. death.

6. something that serves to part or separate things.

7. Mineral. a fracture of a crystal along a plane determined by twinning or pressure rather than along a cleavage plane.

8. Metall. See parting line .


9. given, happening, taken, done, etc., at parting: a parting glance.

10. of or pertaining to parting, leave-taking, departure, or death: parting words.

11. ending or taking leave: the parting day.

12. dying.

13. dividing or separating.

[ 1250-1300; ME partyng (ger.). See PART, -ING 1 , -ING 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .