(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Moving away from
1. departure, leaving, parting, decampment; disappearance; retreat, embarkation; outset, start; removal, exit, egress, exodus, hejira, evacuation; flight (see escape); recession.
2. (departing gift) leavetaking, valediction, adieu, farewell, good-bye, word of parting, send-off; stirrup-cup, gold watch, etc.
3. (point of departure) starting point, gate, or post; jumping-off point, point or place of departure or embarkation; port of embarkation.
1. depart; go [away]; take one's departure, set out, set off, march off, put off, start off, be off, move off, get off, pack off, go off, take oneself off; start, issue, march out, debouch; go forth, sally [forth], set forth or forward; break camp, pull up stakes; be gone, shake the dust off one's feet. Slang, toddle or mosey along, bolt, bug out, cheese it, fade, flake out, leg it, take a powder, wing it, piss off, bag someone's ass.
2. leave, quit, vacate, evacuate, abandon (see relinquishment), go off the stage, make one's exit; retire, retreat, withdraw, remove, check or sign out; go one's way, go along, head out, go from home; show or take to one's heels, beat a retreat, make oneself scarce, run for it, cut and run, steal away, slip or take off; take flight, take wing; spring, fly, flit, wing one's way, fly away, embark; go on board, go aboard; set sail, put to sea, go to sea, sail, push off; take ship, get under way, weigh anchor, strike tents, decamp, clear out, bow out; take leave, excuse oneself; see off, say or bid good-bye, disappear, take French leave; elope, bolt, abscond, run away, make off, shove off, vamoose; avoid (see avoidance); light or skip out. Slang, skedaddle, skiddoo, break wide, butt out, head for the hills, take it on the lam, beat it, blow, lam, get in the wind, make oneself scarce, make tracks, go fly a kite, hit the road, strike out; bag, barrel, cut, drag, haul, or shag ass.
3. check or sign out. Informal, punch or clock out.
Adjectives — departing, leaving; valedictory; outward bound; outgoing, retiring.
Adverbs — whence, hence, thence; with a foot in the stirrup; on the wing, on the move.
Interjections — farewell! adieu! good-bye! bye-bye! till we meet again! God be with you! Godspeed! fare you well!; adieu! adios! au revoir! arrivederci! ciao! auf Wiedersehen! aloha! ave! shalom! sayonara! pax vobiscum! see you [later]! so long! cheerio! have a nice day!
Phrases — the best of friends must part.
Quotations — Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it be morrow (Shakespeare), In every parting there is an image of death (George Eliot), Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell (Emily Dickinson), All farewells should be sudden (Lord Byron).
Antonyms, see arrival.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Leaving for another place]
Syn. going, going away, departing, leaving, withdrawal, separation, embarkation, taking leave, sailing, emigration, hegira, evacuation, passage, setting out, setting forth, parting, leave-taking, farewell, takeoff, starting, cong?, removal, retreat, flight, escape, abandonment, retirement, exodus, exit, egress, fade-out*, walkout*, getaway*; see also retreat 1 .
Ant. arrival*, landing, entrance.
2. [Difference from a norm]
Syn. deviation, divergence, variance; see difference 2 , variation 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. leaving going, setting out, running along, exit, leavetaking, withdrawal, exodus, embarkation, parting, adieu, withdrawal.
2. divergence digression, deviation, veering, straying, wandering.
ANT.: 1. coming, arrival
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of leaving: egress, exit, exodus, going, withdrawal. See APPROACH. 2. A departing from what is prescribed: aberration, deviation, divergence, divergency, diversion. See APPROACH, CORRECT.

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