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 Dictionary entry overview: What does departed mean? 

  The noun DEPARTED has 1 sense:

1. someone who is no longer alive

  Familiarity information: DEPARTED used as a noun is very rare.

DEPARTED (adjective)
  The adjective DEPARTED has 3 senses:

1. not present; having left
2. well in the past; former
3. dead

  Familiarity information: DEPARTED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1departed [BACK TO TOP]


Someone who is no longer alive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


dead person; departed; decedent; deceased person; deceased; dead soul

Context example:

I wonder what the dead person would have done

Hypernyms ("departed" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "departed"):

infernal (an inhabitant of hell)

living dead; zombi; zombie (a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force)

Instance hyponyms:

Lazarus (the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death)

Holonyms ("departed" is a member of...):

dead (people who are no longer living)

DEPARTED (adjective)

Sense 1departed [BACK TO TOP]


Not present; having left


away; departed; gone

Context examples:

he's away right now / you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away / everyone is gone now / the departed guests


absent (not in a specified place physically or mentally)

Sense 2departed [BACK TO TOP]


Well in the past; former


bygone; bypast; foregone; departed; gone

Context examples:

bygone days / dreams of foregone times / sweet memories of gone summers / relics of a departed era


past (earlier than the present time; no longer current)

Sense 3departed [BACK TO TOP]




at peace; deceased; at rest; gone; departed; asleep

Context examples:

he is deceased / our dear departed friend


dead (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life)

Domain usage:

euphemism (an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive)

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