Parting fellow, a partner. [Obs.] Chaucer.Parting pulley. See under Pulley.Parting sand (Founding), dry, nonadhesive sand, sprinkled upon the partings of a mold to facilitate the separation. Parting strip(Arch.), in a sash window, one of the thin strips of wood let into the pulley stile to keep the sashes apart; also, the thin piece inserted in the window box to separate the weights.Parting tool(Mach.), a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for cutting a piece in two.

(Par"ting) n.

1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. "The parting of the way." Ezek. xxi. 21.

2. A separation; a leave-taking. Shak.

And there were sudden partings, such as press
The life from out young hearts.

3. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs.

4. (Founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.

(Par*tic"u*lar*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Particularized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Particularizing ] [Cf. F. particulariser.] To give as a particular, or as the particulars; to mention particularly; to give the particulars of; to enumerate or specify in detail.

He not only boasts of his parentage as an Israelite, but particularizes his descent from Benjamin.

(Par*tic"u*lar*ize), v. i. To mention or attend to particulars; to give minute details; to be circumstantial; as, to particularize in a narrative.

(Par*tic"u*lar*ly), adv.

1. In a particular manner; expressly; with a specific reference or interest; in particular; distinctly.

2. In an especial manner; in a high degree; as, a particularly fortunate man; a particularly bad failure.

The exact propriety of Virgil I particularly regarded as a great part of his character.

(Par*tic"u*lar*ment) n. A particular; a detail. [Obs.]

(Par*tic"u*late) v. t. & i. [See Particle.] To particularize. [Obs.]

(Par*tic"u*late) a.

1. Having the form of a particle.

2. Referring to, or produced by, particles, such as dust, minute germs, etc. [R.]

The smallpox is a particulate disease.

(Par"ting) a. [From Part, v.]

1. Serving to part; dividing; separating.

2. Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute. "Give him that parting kiss." Shak.

3. Departing. "Speed the parting guest." Pope.

4. Admitting of being parted; partible.

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