(noun, verb)


1. (obsolete) division; separation, as of compound substances

2. (obsolete) A going away; departure.


1. move away from a place into another direction

- The train departs at noon

Similar word(s): go

Definition categories: motion, exit, leave

2. be at variance with; be out of line with

Similar word(s): deviate, diverge, vary

Definition categories: stative, differ

3. leave

Similar word(s): part, start

Definition categories: motion, leave

4. go away or leave

Similar word(s): quit

Definition categories: motion, leave

5. remove oneself from an association with or participation in

Similar word(s): leave

Definition categories: social, change

6. wander from a direct or straight course

Similar word(s): digress, sidetrack, straggle

Definition categories: motion, deviate, divert

Sentences with depart as a verb:

- His latest statements seemed to depart from party policy somewhat.

- to depart from a title or defence in legal pleading