American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

Author: Noah Webster


P`ARTING, ppr. [from part.] Dividing; separating; breaking in pieces.

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

2. Departing; declining; as the parting day.

P`ARTING, n. Division; separation. Ezek 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.