Definition of departed in English:



  • Dead.

    ‘a dear departed relative’
    ‘prayers for the departed’
    • ‘‘Why don't you do a film on Babaji,’ the now departed Swami had asked him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I know things about you that nobody else knows, not even your dear departed husband.’
    • ‘Some attended workshops to make little candle lanterns that illuminated the face of a dead ancestor - or occasionally a departed kittycat.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘They were discussing the trip to the mainland, shopping for just the right casket for their dear departed friend.’
    • ‘Several other scholars and organisations have condoled his demise and paid tributes to the departed soul.’
    • ‘The triumphalism gives way to the mourning contemplation of a dear departed friend's great qualities of heart and mind.’
    • ‘Jerry Kupcinet has some nice memories of the departed Mr. Hackett.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘God bless our departed brother-in-arms, a risen rainbow warrior for peace and sustainable harmony.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After a minute's silence for departed members the meeting was zipped through in exemplary fashion - no hanging around with Chairman James!’
    • ‘The book also features the final work of my dear departed friend Edvin Biukovic, artist of Grendel and Human Target.’
    • ‘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.’
    dead, deceased, late, lost, lamented
    gone, no more, passed away, passed on, perished, expired, extinct
    with god, asleep, at peace
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