farewell

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1fare·well

verb imperative \fer-ˈwel\

Definition of FAREWELL

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

First Known Use of FAREWELL

14th century

2farewell

noun

: something that you say to a person who is leaving

: an act of leaving

Full Definition of FAREWELL

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

First Known Use of FAREWELL

14th century

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3fare·well

verb

Definition of FAREWELL

transitive verb
chiefly Australian & New Zealand
:  to bid farewell to

Examples of FAREWELL

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

First Known Use of FAREWELL

1580

4fare·well

adjective \ˈfer-ˌwel\

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

Full Definition of FAREWELL

:  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>

First Known Use of FAREWELL

1669

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