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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Parting


P'ARTING, participle present tense [from part.] Dividing; separating; breaking in pieces.

1. adjective Given at separation; as a parting kiss or look.

2. Departing; declining; as the parting day.

P'ARTING, noun Division; separation. Ezekiel 21:21.

1. In chimistry, an operation by which gold and silver are separated from each other by different menstruums.

2. In seamen's language, the breaking of a cable by violence.