Farewell definition

fâr-wĕl
Used to express goodbye.
interjection
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Words spoken at parting, usually of good wishes.
noun
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An acknowledgment at parting; a goodbye.
noun
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A leaving or going away.
noun
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Parting; last; final.

A farewell gesture.

adjective
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The act of departing or taking leave.
noun
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(place) Southernmost tip of Greenland.
proper name
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Used in parting with another or others, usually to express good wishes.
interjection
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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.

interjection
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A wish of happiness or welfare at parting, especially a permanent departure; the parting compliment; a goodbye; adieu.
noun
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An act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
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A farewell discourse.

The band's farewell tour.

adjective
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He said "Farewell!" and left.

interjection
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To bid farewell or say goodbye.
verb
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
farewell
Plural:
farewells

Origin of farewell

  • Middle English fare wel imperative of faren to fare fare wel well well2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English farewel, from fare wel!, an imperative expression, equivalent to fare (“to fare, travel, journey”) +‎ well. Cognate with Scots farewele, fairweill (“farewell”), West Frisian farwol (“farewell”), Dutch vaarwel (“farewell”), Danish farvel (“farewell”), Norwegian farvel (“farewell”), Swedish farväl (“farewell”), Faroese farvæl (“farewell”), Icelandic far vel (“farewell”).

    From Wiktionary