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DEPART

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depart mean? 

DEPART (verb)
  The verb DEPART has 6 senses:

1. move away from a place into another direction
2. be at variance with; be out of line with
3. leave
4. go away or leave
5. remove oneself from an association with or participation in
6. wander from a direct or straight course

  Familiarity information: DEPART used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPART (verb)


Sense 1depart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move away from a place into another direction

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

depart; go away; go

Context examples:

Go away before I start to cry / The train departs at noon

Hypernyms (to "depart" is one way to...):

exit; get out; go out; leave (move out of or depart from)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depart"):

blow; shove along; shove off (leave; informal or rude)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2depart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be at variance with; be out of line with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

deviate; depart; vary; diverge

Hypernyms (to "depart" is one way to...):

differ (be different)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depart"):

aberrate (diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration)

aberrate (diverge from the expected)

belie; contradict; negate (be in contradiction with)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3depart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

take off; start out; set off; set forth; set out; start; part; depart

Context example:

The family took off for Florida

Hypernyms (to "depart" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depart"):

sally forth; sally out (set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner)

blaze; blaze out (move rapidly and as if blazing)

roar off (leave)

lift off; take off (depart from the ground)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

These cars won't depart


Sense 4depart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go away or leave

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

take leave; quit; depart

Hypernyms (to "depart" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depart"):

walk out of (leave, usually as an expression of disapproval)

congee (depart after obtaining formal permission)

beat a retreat (depart hastily)

plump out (depart suddenly)

break camp; decamp (leave a camp)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

stay (remain behind)


Sense 5depart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove oneself from an association with or participation in

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

pull up stakes; depart; leave

Context examples:

She wants to leave / The teenager left home / She left her position with the Red Cross / He left the Senate after two terms / after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes

Hypernyms (to "depart" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depart"):

leave office; quit; resign; step down (give up or retire from a position)

drop out (leave school or an educational program prematurely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 6depart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wander from a direct or straight course

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

straggle; sidetrack; digress; depart

Hypernyms (to "depart" is one way to...):

deviate; divert (turn aside; turn away from)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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