Meaning of “depart” in the English Dictionary

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"depart" in British English

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departverb [ I ]

uk /dɪˈpɑːt/ us /dɪˈpɑːrt/ formal

B1 to go away or leave, especially on a journey:

The plane departs at 6 a.m.
The bus for Dallas departs from the Greyhound-Trailways Terminal.

More examples

  • Trains for Washington depart on the/every half hour.
  • The train for Cambridge will depart from platform 9.
  • We would like to remind all our guests to leave their keys at reception before they depart.
  • The plane departs at 15.00 hrs.
  • The train now departing from platform 13 is the 10.35 to Glasgow.

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(Definition of “depart” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"depart" in American English

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departverb [ I ]

us /dɪˈpɑrt/

to go away from a place, esp. on a trip:

The last flight to Cleveland departs at 8 p.m.
He shook hands and then departed.

If you depart from your usual or intended activity or behavior, you do something different:

On the last show, they departed from their usual format.

(Definition of “depart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)