Definition of Farewell

1. Noun. An acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting.




2. Noun. The act of departing politely. "Parting is such sweet sorrow"
Exact synonyms: Leave, Leave-taking, Parting
Generic synonyms: Departure, Going, Going Away, Leaving
Specialized synonyms: Valediction
Derivative terms: Leave, Leave, Leave, Part, Part

Definition of Farewell

1. interj. Go well; good-by; adieu; -- originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well; and is sometimes used as an expression of separation only; as, farewell the year; farewell, ye sweet groves; that is, I bid you farewell.

2. n. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.

3. a. Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.

Definition of Farewell

1. Noun. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting, especially a permanent departure; the parting compliment; a goodbye; adieu. ¹

2. Noun. An act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something. ¹

3. Adjective. parting, valedictory, final ¹

4. Interjection. goodbye ¹

5. Verb. To bid farewell or say goodbye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Farewell

1. to say goodby [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Farewell

1. Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow. "Leans in his spear to take his farewell view. " (Tickell) Farewell rock, the Millstone grit; so called because no coal is found worth working below this stratum. It is used for hearths of furnaces, having power to resist intense heat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Farewell

fare cards
fare increase
fare thee well
farebox
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farecard
farecards
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farepayer
farepayers
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farers
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fareth
farewell (current term)
farewelled
farewelling
farewells
fareworthy
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farfetched

Literary usage of Farewell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry by Thomas Percy (1887)
"farewell, dear love; since thou wilt needs be gone, Mine eyes do shew, ... farewell, farewell; since this I find is true, I will not spend more time in ..."

2. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Julian Hawthorne, George Parsons Lathrop (1883)
"farewell, ye lofty spires That cheered the holy light! farewell, domestic fires That broke the gloom of night! Too soon those spires are lost, ..."

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