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farewell

[ fair-wel ]
/ ˌfɛərˈwɛl /
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interjection

goodby; may you fare well: Farewell, and may we meet again in happier times.

noun

an expression of good wishes at parting: They made their farewells and left.
leave-taking; departure: a fond farewell.
a party given to a person who is about to embark on a long journey, retire, leave an organization, etc.

adjective

parting; valedictory; final: a farewell performance.

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Origin of farewell

First recorded in 1325–75, farewell is from the Middle English word farwel.See fare, well1

Definition for farewell (2 of 2)

Farewell
[ fair-wel ]
/ ˌfɛərˈwɛl /

noun

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

farewell
/ (ˌfɛəˈwɛl) /

sentence substitute

goodbye; adieu

noun

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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