Associations to the word «Parting»


PARTING, noun. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.
PARTING, noun. A farewell, the act of departing politely.
PARTING, noun. (British) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions; part (US)
PARTING, noun. (founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mould where it meets that of another section.
PARTING, noun. (chemistry) The separation and determination of alloys; especially, the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
PARTING, noun. (geology) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
PARTING, noun. (nautical) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
PARTING, noun. (mineralogy) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae.
PARTING, verb. Present participle of part
PARTING GIFT, noun. A gift given to someone who is leaving; a leaving present
PARTING GIFT, noun. Offering given, usually as a consolation prize, to a person who is not the ultimate winner of a contest. Often used in a game show for contestants who are not the grand prize winner.
PARTING OF THE WAYS, noun. (idiomatic) a separation of two things or people because of a disagreement, a point of divergence, especially an important one
PARTING SAND, noun. (metalworking) Dry, non-adhesive sand sprinkled upon the partings of a mould to facilitate the separation.
PARTING SHOT, noun. (idiomatic) An insult or barbed comment issued as the speaker departs or the conversation comes to an end.
PARTING SHOTS, noun. Plural of parting shot

Dictionary definition

PARTING, noun. The act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow".
PARTING, noun. A line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions; "his part was right in the middle".

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