[ fair-wel ]
/ ˌfɛərˈwɛl /


Cape, a cape in S Greenland: most southerly point of Greenland.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape-farewell


/ (ˌfɛəˈwɛl) /

sentence substitute

goodbye; adieu


a parting salutation
an act of departure; leave-taking
(modifier) expressing leave-takinga farewell speech

verb (tr)

Australian and NZ to honour (a person) at his departure, retirement, etc
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Word Origin and History for cape-farewell



late 14c., from Middle English faren wel, verbal phrase attested by c.1200 (see fare (v.) + well (adv.)); usually said to the departing person, who replied with good-bye. As a noun, by early 15c.

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