|Origin:||partir, from Latin partire 'to divide', from pars; PART1|
1 [intransitive and transitive] written
to move the two sides of something apart, or to move apart, making a space in the middle:
When he parted the curtains, the sunlight flooded into the room.
The crowd parted to let him through.
Ralph's lips parted in a delighted smile.
2 [intransitive] written
to separate from someone, or end a relationship with them:
They parted on amicable terms.
He has parted from his wife.
to be prevented from being with someone:
They were hardly ever parted in thirty years of marriage.
He hates being parted from the children.
to go in different directions after having gone in the same direction:
The two women parted company outside their rooms.
to end a relationship with someone:
George parted company with the band in 1996.
to disagree with someone about something:
He parted company with Lloyd George over post-war diplomacy.
if you part your hair, you comb some of your hair in one direction and the rest in the other direction
part with somethingphrasal verb
I'm reluctant to part with any of the kittens, but we need the money.