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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parting  \Par"ting\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  parting  or  dividing;  the  state  of  being  parted; 
  division;  separation.  ``The  parting  of  the  way.''  --Ezek. 
  xxi.  21. 
  2.  A  separation;  a  leave-taking.  --Shak. 
  And  there  were  sudden  partings,  such  as  press  The 
  life  from  out  young  hearts.  --Byron. 
  3.  A  surface  or  line  of  separation  where  a  division  occurs. 
  4.  (Founding)  The  surface  of  the  sand  of  one  section  of  a 
  mold  where  it  meets  that  of  another  section. 
  5.  (Chem.)  The  separation  and  determination  of  alloys;  esp., 
  the  separation,  as  by  acids,  of  gold  from  silver  in  the 
  assay  button. 
  6.  (Geol.)  A  joint  or  fissure,  as  in  a  coal  seam. 
  7.  (Naut.)  The  breaking,  as  of  a  cable,  by  violence. 
  8.  (Min.)  Lamellar  separation  in  a  crystallized  mineral,  due 
  to  some  other  cause  than  cleavage,  as  to  the  presence  of 
  twinning  lamell[ae]. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parting  \Par"ting\,  a.  [From  {Part},  v.] 
  1.  Serving  to  part  dividing;  separating. 
  2.  Given  when  departing;  as  a  parting  shot;  a  parting 
  salute.  ``Give  him  that  parting  kiss.''  --Shak. 
  3.  Departing.  ``Speed  the  parting  guest.''  --Pope. 
  4.  Admitting  of  being  parted;  partible. 
  {Parting  fellow},  a  partner.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  {Parting  pulley}.  See  under  {Pulley}. 
  {Parting  sand}  (Founding),  dry,  nonadhesive  sand,  sprinkled 
  upon  the  partings  of  a  mold  to  facilitate  the  separation. 
  {Parting  strip}  (Arch.),  in  a  sash  window,  one  of  the  thin 
  strips  of  wood  let  into  the  pulley  stile  to  keep  the 
  sashes  apart;  also  the  thin  piece  inserted  in  the  window 
  box  to  separate  the  weights. 
  {Parting  tool}  (Mach.),  a  thin  tool,  used  in  turning  or 
  planing,  for  cutting  a  piece  in  two 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Part  \Part\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Parted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Parting}.]  [F.  partir,  L.  partire  partiri  p.  p.  partitus 
  fr  pars,  gen.  partis,  a  part  See  {Part},  n.] 
  1.  To  divide;  to  separate  into  distinct  parts  to  break  into 
  two  or  more  parts  or  pieces;  to  sever.  ``Thou  shalt  part 
  it  in  pieces.''  --Lev.  ii  6. 
  There  [celestial  love]  parted  into  rainbow  hues. 
  2.  To  divide  into  shares;  to  divide  and  distribute;  to  allot; 
  to  apportion;  to  share. 
  To  part  his  throne,  and  share  his  heaven  with  thee. 
  They  parted  my  raiment  among  them  --John  xix. 
  3.  To  separate  or  disunite;  to  cause  to  go  apart;  to  remove 
  from  contact  or  contiguity;  to  sunder. 
  The  Lord  do  so  to  me  and  more  also  if  aught  but 
  death  part  thee  and  me  --Ruth  i.  17. 
  While  he  blessed  them  he  was  parted  from  them  and 
  carried  up  into  heaven.  --Luke  xxiv. 
  The  narrow  seas  that  part  The  French  and  English. 
  4.  Hence:  To  hold  apart;  to  stand  between;  to  intervene 
  betwixt,  as  combatants. 
  The  stumbling  night  did  part  our  weary  powers. 
  5.  To  separate  by  a  process  of  extraction,  elimination,  or 
  secretion;  as  to  part  gold  from  silver. 
  The  liver  minds  his  own  affair,  .  .  .  And  parts  and 
  strains  the  vital  juices.  --Prior. 
  6.  To  leave  to  quit  [Obs.] 
  Since  presently  your  souls  must  part  your  bodies. 
  {To  part  a  cable}  (Naut.),  to  break  it 
  {To  part  company},  to  separate,  as  travelers  or  companions. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  delivered  at  the  moment  of  parting  as  if  in  flight  or 
  retreat;  "paused  to  deliver  a  parting  shot  at  the 
  door";  "a  Parthian  volley  of  expletives  from  Uncle 
  Billy"-  Bret  Harte  [syn:  {parthian}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  departing  politely;  "he  disliked  long  farewells"; 
  "he  took  his  leave"  [syn:  {farewell},  {leave},  {leave-taking}] 

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