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farewell

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verb imperative fare·well \fer-ˈwel\

Definition of farewell

  1. :  get along well —used interjectionally to or by one departing




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farewell

noun fare·well

Simple Definition of farewell

  • : something that you say to a person who is leaving

  • : an act of leaving

Full Definition of farewell

  1. 1 :  a wish of well-being at parting :  good-bye

  2. 2 a :  an act of departure :  leave-taking b :  a formal occasion honoring a person about to leave or retire

Examples of farewell

  1. They said their farewells and headed home.

  2. <the exchange student and her host family said their tearful farewells, promising to keep in touch>



14th Century

First Known Use of farewell

14th century


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farewell

verb fare·well

Definition of farewell

chiefly Australian & New Zealand

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bid farewell to



Examples of farewell

  1. The retiring teacher was farewelled by the whole school at a special assembly.



1580

First Known Use of farewell

1580


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farewell

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adjective fare·well \ˈfer-ˌwel\

Simple Definition of farewell

  • : done when someone is leaving, ending a career, etc.

Full Definition of farewell

  1. :  of or relating to leave-taking :  final <a farewell performance>

Examples of farewell

  1. The band gave a farewell concert.

  2. <the singer's farewell tour seemed to last almost as long as her entire career>



1669

First Known Use of farewell

1669


FAREWELL Defined for Kids

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farewell

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noun fare·well \fer-ˈwel\

Definition of farewell




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farewell

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adjective fare·well \ˈfer-ˌwel\

Definition of farewell

  1. :  relating to a time or act of leaving :  final <a farewell speech>





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