- 1The action of leaving, typically to start a journey: the day of departure she made a hasty departureMore example sentences
- Their approach may have triggered the thief's hasty departure, said Wade.
- The departure lounge at Kirkwall was packed with enough local worthies to fill a jumbo jet.
- About 30 minutes later I questioned my hasty departure and returned to check out the price.
- 1.1A deviation from an accepted, prescribed, or traditional course of action or thought: a departure from their usual styleMore example sentences
- It was, of course, a huge departure from the tradition represented by Perkin.
- Of course, this means a radical departure from current planning processes.
- The first shift required is a departure from being concerned only with patients who are referred to outpatient clinics.
- 1.2 Nautical The east-west distance between two points, especially as traveled by a ship or aircraft and expressed in miles.More example sentences
- The new train is called the Kentucky Cardinal and features evening departures and overnight travel southbound from Chicago and northbound from Jeffersonville via Indianapolis.
- When it's foggy with little to no wind in San Diego, the airport will switch operations to the opposite direction so we make our approaches and departures toward the east.
- In this landscape we recomposed ourselves, delayed our departure and drove east.
late Middle English: from Old French departeure, from the verb departir (see depart).