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


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


  1. parting; valedictory; final: a farewell performance.


  1. Cape, a cape in S Greenland: most southerly point of Greenland.

sentence substitute

  1. goodbye; adieu


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

verb (tr)

  1. Australian and NZ to honour (a person) at his departure, retirement, etc

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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