AskDefine | Define departure

Dictionary Definition



1 act of departing [syn: going, going away, leaving]
2 a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean" [syn: deviation, divergence, difference]
3 euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing" [syn: passing, loss, exit, expiration, going, release]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. the act of departing or something that has departed
  2. a deviation from a plan or procedure
  3. a death




The act of departing
  • Danish: afgang
  • Dutch: vertrek
  • Finnish: lähtö
  • French: départ
  • German: Abfahrt
  • Norwegian: avgang
  • Swedish: avgång, avfart
Deviation from a plan or procedure
  • Danish: afvigelse
  • Dutch: afwijking
  • Finnish: poikkeama
  • Norwegian: avvik
  • Swedish: avvikelse

Extensive Definition

Departure is the act or point of departing (leaving, deviating, dying, or beginning anew).
Departure may refer to:



  • The Departure (2004-), an English rock band
  • Departure Dance/Electronic Band
  • The 11th song from Trivium's 2005 album Ascendancy.
  • Taxiing and takeoff, in aviation
  • Distance traveled due east to west, by a ship
  • Departure, poem on the Moody Blues album In Search of the Lost Chord

See also

departure in Italian: Departure

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

AWOL, French leave, aberrancy, aberration, abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, annihilation, bane, bend, bias, biological death, blackout, blocking, branching off, bypath, byway, cessation of life, circuitousness, clinical death, contrariety, contrast, corner, crook, crossing the bar, curtains, curve, cut, day off, death, death knell, debt of nature, decampment, decease, declination, default, deflection, dematerialization, demise, detour, deviance, deviancy, deviation, deviousness, difference, digression, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disappearance, disappearing, disconformity, discongruity, discordance, discrepancy, discreteness, discursion, disparity, dispersion, dissent, dissimilarity, dissipation, dissolution, dissolving, dissonance, distinction, distinctness, divagation, divarication, divergence, divergency, diversion, diversity, dogleg, doom, double, drift, drifting, dying, ebb of life, eclipse, egress, egression, elimination, end, end of life, ending, episode, erasure, errantry, escape, eternal rest, evanescence, evaporation, excursion, excursus, excused absence, exit, exodus, exorbitation, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, extraction, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, far cry, farewell, final summons, finger of death, fleeing, flight, forthcoming, furlough, going, going off, going out, grave, hairpin, hand of death, heterogeneity, holiday, hooky, inaccordance, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, indirection, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony, irreconcilability, jaws of death, knell, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leave, leave of absence, leave-taking, leaving, leaving life, loss of life, making an end, melting, mixture, nonappearance, nonattendance, nonconformity, obliquity, occultation, odds, opposition, otherness, outcome, outcoming, outgo, outgoing, parting, passing, passing away, passing over, pererration, perishing, quietus, rambling, release, rest, retreat, reward, running away, sabbatical leave, sentence of death, separateness, shades of death, shadow of death, sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path, sick leave, side path, side road, sidetrack, skew, slant, sleep, somatic death, straying, summons of death, sweep, swerve, swerving, swinging, tack, truancy, truantism, turn, turning, twist, unconformity, unexcused absence, unlikeness, unorthodoxy, vacation, vanishing, vanishing point, variance, variation, variegation, variety, veer, wandering, warp, wipe, withdrawal, yaw, zigzag
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