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farewell

[ fair-wel ]
/ ˌfɛərˈwɛl /
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interjection
goodbye; 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

Other definitions 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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How to use farewell in a sentence

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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