- Farewell is defined as goodbye.
An example of farewell is what a person might say when his friend embarks on a trip across the country.
A woman says farewell.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: fare (imper.) plush well
- words spoken at parting, usually of good wishes
- a leaving or going away
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- An acknowledgment at parting; a goodbye.
- The act of departing or taking leave.
Origin: Middle English fare wel : imperative of faren, to fare; see fare + wel, well; see well2.