Definition of departed in English:

departed

Syllabification: de·part·ed
Pronunciation: /diˈpärtid
 
/

adjective

noun

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  • A particular dead person or dead people: the prayer for the departed
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    • They find an unopened card on the tombstone with a poem about dancing on the departed's grave to celebrate their lives.
    • The secondhand 1983 Cadillac De Ville had previously been owned by a Queens funeral home and had ushered thousands of dearly departeds to their final resting place.
    • In terms of land use, the typical cemetery can hold between 1,000 and 2,000 dearly departeds per acre, so we're devoting a maximum of 1,700 acres of new cemetery ground each year.

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