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de·part·ed

 (dĭ-pär′tĭd)
adj.
1. Bygone; past: relics from a departed era.
2. No longer living; dead. See Synonyms at dead.
n.
1. A dead person, especially one who has died recently: The family of the departed remained after the funeral service.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Dead persons considered as a group; the dead.

departed

(dɪˈpɑːtɪd)
adj
euphemistic
a. dead; deceased
b. (as sing or collective noun; preceded by the): the departed.

de•part•ed

(dɪˈpɑr tɪd)

adj.
1. deceased; dead.
2. gone; past.
n.
3. the departed, a particular dead person or persons.
[1550–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.departed - someone who is no longer alivedeparted - someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
infernal - an inhabitant of Hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"
living dead, zombie, zombi - a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
Adj.1.departed - well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
2.departed - deaddeparted - dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

departed

adjective (Euphemistic) dead, late, deceased, expired, perished Departed friends can no longer be replaced at my age.

departed

adjective
Translations

departed

[dɪˈpɑːtɪd]
A. ADJ
1. (= bygone) [days etc] → pasado
2. (liter, euph) (= dead) → difunto
B. NPL the departed (sing) → el difunto, la difunta; (pl) → los difuntos, las difuntas

departed

[dɪˈpɑːrtɪd]
adj (= dead) → défunt(e)
n
the departed (= man) → le défunt (= woman) → la défunte (= people) → les défunts
the dear departed (= man) → le cher disparu (= woman) → la chère disparue (= people) → les chers disparus

departed

adj
(liter: = dead) → verstorben, verschieden (geh)
(= bygone) friendsverloren
n the (dear) departedder/die (liebe) Verstorbene; (pl) → die (lieben) Verstorbenen pl

departed

[dɪˈpɑːtɪd]
1. adj (bygone, glory) → trascorso/a, passato/a; (dead) → scomparso/a
2. n the dear departedil/la caro/a estinto/a

departed

a. difunto-a; ausente.
References in classic literature ?
Then there was a dispute about who saw the dead boys last in life, and many claimed that dismal dis- tinction, and offered evidences, more or less tampered with by the witness; and when it was ultimately decided who DID see the departed last, and exchanged the last words with them, the lucky parties took upon them- selves a sort of sacred importance, and were gaped at and envied by all the rest.
The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank rascalities, well deserving of the cowhide.
Most physician executives assume the departed didn't agree with what needed to be done.

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