Definition of departed in English:



  • Dead.

    ‘a dear departed relative’
    ‘prayers for the departed’
    • ‘After a minute's silence for departed members the meeting was zipped through in exemplary fashion - no hanging around with Chairman James!’
    • ‘York Wasps paid the perfect tribute to their departed coach Lee Crooks yesterday by finally delivering the kind of committed performance he so desperately wanted to see.’
    • ‘‘Why don't you do a film on Babaji,’ the now departed Swami had asked him.’
    • ‘God bless our departed brother-in-arms, a risen rainbow warrior for peace and sustainable harmony.’
    • ‘It's difficult not to be moved by Frequency, a poem to Lee which pictures the departed sticksman ‘lying awake on top of silver clouds’.’
    • ‘Colleagues from his days in St. Patrick's Training College in Dublin came from various parts of the country to pay tribute to their departed friend.’
    • ‘Some attended workshops to make little candle lanterns that illuminated the face of a dead ancestor - or occasionally a departed kittycat.’
    • ‘His popularity was evident when thousands turned up at Thiru-vananthapuram to pay homage to the departed comrade and console his wife and three children.’
    • ‘And it is no length ago since the sadly departed Charlie McCreevy was telling us that we are throwing too much money and not enough action at the problem.’
    • ‘I know things about you that nobody else knows, not even your dear departed husband.’
    • ‘They were discussing the trip to the mainland, shopping for just the right casket for their dear departed friend.’
    • ‘Jerry Kupcinet has some nice memories of the departed Mr. Hackett.’
    • ‘After the war, the district was reborn as Peace Memorial Park, a place where people come to comfort the departed souls and pray for enduring human peace.’
    • ‘The chief minister expressed his personal condolences to the members of the bereaved family of Prof Azad and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.’
    • ‘By visiting it on an occasion when people went to shrines and temples as a mark of respect and remembrance to departed souls, Koizumi felt that he was apparently doing no harm.’
    • ‘Several other scholars and organisations have condoled his demise and paid tributes to the departed soul.’
    • ‘Among the many things credited to the departed comedian, Sauzande, was his contribution to the development of the local film industry.’
    • ‘Colleagues held a minute's silence as a mark of respect for their departed friend at last Friday night's card drive in Knock Community Centre.’
    • ‘The triumphalism gives way to the mourning contemplation of a dear departed friend's great qualities of heart and mind.’
    • ‘The book also features the final work of my dear departed friend Edvin Biukovic, artist of Grendel and Human Target.’
    dead, deceased, late, lost, lamented
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