Meaning of “departed” in the English Dictionary

"departed" in British English

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uk /dɪˈpɑː.tɪd/ us /dɪˈpɑːr.t̬ɪd/ literary


We will always remember our dear departed friends.

used to refer to something that happened in the past and is finished:

The old man talked about the departed triumphs of his youth.


uk /dɪˈpɑː.tɪd/ us /dɪˈpɑːr.t̬ɪd/

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