Definitions for: Farewell

[n] the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
[n] an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

Webster (1913) Definition: Fare`well", interj. [Fare (thou, you) + well.]
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.

So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear.

Fare thee well! and if forever, Still forever fare thee
well. --Byron.

Note: The primary accent is sometimes placed on the first
syllable, especially in poetry.

Fare`well", n.
1. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting
compliment; a good-by; adieu.

2. Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or
reference to something.

And takes her farewell of the glorious sun. --Shak.

Before I take my farewell of the subject. --Addison.

Fare"well`, a.
Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his
farewell bow.

Leans in his spear to take his farewell view.

Farewell rock (Mining), 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. --Ure.

Synonyms: leave, leave-taking, parting, word of farewell

See Also: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, adieu, adios, afternoon, arrivederci, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, departure, going, going away, good afternoon, good day, good morning, good night, goodby, good-by, goodbye, good-bye, leaving, morning, sayonara, send-off, so long, valediction

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