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fare·well

 (fâr-wĕl′)
interj.
Used to express goodbye.
n.
1. An acknowledgment at parting; a goodbye.
2. The act of departing or taking leave.

[Middle English fare wel : imperative of faren, to fare; see fare + wel, well; see well2.]

farewell

(ˌfɛəˈwɛl)
sentence substitute
goodbye; adieu
n
1. a parting salutation
2. an act of departure; leave-taking
3. (modifier) expressing leave-taking: a farewell speech.
vb (tr)
Austral and NZ to honour (a person) at his departure, retirement, etc

fare•well

(ˌfɛərˈwɛl)

interj.
1. good-bye; may you fare well: Farewell, friends.
n.
2. an expression of good wishes at parting: to make one's farewells.
3. leave-taking; departure: a friendly farewell.
4. a party for a person who is about to retire from a job, depart on a trip, etc.
adj.
5. parting; valedictory; final.
[1325–75]

Fare•well

(ˌfɛərˈwɛl)

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

farewell


Past participle: farewelled
Gerund: farewelling

Imperative
farewell
farewell
Present
I farewell
you farewell
he/she/it farewells
we farewell
you farewell
they farewell
Preterite
I farewelled
you farewelled
he/she/it farewelled
we farewelled
you farewelled
they farewelled
Present Continuous
I am farewelling
you are farewelling
he/she/it is farewelling
we are farewelling
you are farewelling
they are farewelling
Present Perfect
I have farewelled
you have farewelled
he/she/it has farewelled
we have farewelled
you have farewelled
they have farewelled
Past Continuous
I was farewelling
you were farewelling
he/she/it was farewelling
we were farewelling
you were farewelling
they were farewelling
Past Perfect
I had farewelled
you had farewelled
he/she/it had farewelled
we had farewelled
you had farewelled
they had farewelled
Future
I will farewell
you will farewell
he/she/it will farewell
we will farewell
you will farewell
they will farewell
Future Perfect
I will have farewelled
you will have farewelled
he/she/it will have farewelled
we will have farewelled
you will have farewelled
they will have farewelled
Future Continuous
I will be farewelling
you will be farewelling
he/she/it will be farewelling
we will be farewelling
you will be farewelling
they will be farewelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been farewelling
you have been farewelling
he/she/it has been farewelling
we have been farewelling
you have been farewelling
they have been farewelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been farewelling
you will have been farewelling
he/she/it will have been farewelling
we will have been farewelling
you will have been farewelling
they will have been farewelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been farewelling
you had been farewelling
he/she/it had been farewelling
we had been farewelling
you had been farewelling
they had been farewelling
Conditional
I would farewell
you would farewell
he/she/it would farewell
we would farewell
you would farewell
they would farewell
Past Conditional
I would have farewelled
you would have farewelled
he/she/it would have farewelled
we would have farewelled
you would have farewelled
they would have farewelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at partingfarewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
bye-bye, cheerio, good day, goodby, good-by, goodbye, good-bye, sayonara, so long, adieu, adios, arrivederci, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bye - a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes"
bon voyage, send-off - an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture
good morning, morning - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
good afternoon, afternoon - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
good night - a conventional expression of farewell
2.farewell - the act of departing politelyfarewell - the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
departure, going, going away, leaving - the act of departing
valediction - the act of saying farewell

farewell

interjection
1. goodbye, bye (informal), so long, see you, take care, good morning, bye-bye (informal), good day, all the best, good night, good evening, good afternoon, see you later, ciao (Italian), have a nice day (U.S.), adieu (French), au revoir (French), be seeing you, auf Wiedersehen (German), adios (Spanish), mind how you go 'Farewell, lad, and may we meet again soon.'
noun
1. goodbye, parting, departure, leave-taking, adieu, valediction, sendoff (informal), adieux or adieus a touching farewell

farewell

noun
A separation of two or more people:
adjective
Of, done, given, or said on departing:
Translations
كلمة الوَداعوداعاً
na rozloučenourozloučenísbohem
afskedfarvelfarvel-
adiaŭ
kveîja; bottförvertu sæll!
atsisveikinimaslikite sveikas!sudiev!
ardievu! sveiki!atvadasatvadu-
na rozlúčkurozlúčkazbohom
slovo
Allaha ısmarladıkayrılıkElvedaveda

farewell

[fɛəˈwel]
A. Nadiós m; (= ceremony) → despedida f
to bid farewell (to sb)despedirse (de algn)
to say one's farewellsdespedirse
you can say farewell to your wallet (fig) → te puedes ir despidiendo de tu cartera
B. EXCL (liter) → ¡adiós!
C. CPD farewell dinner Ncena f de despedida
farewell party Nfiesta f de despedida

farewell

[ˌfɛərˈwɛl]
excladieu m
to bid sb farewell → dire adieu à qn
nadieu m
to say one's farewells → faire ses adieux
modif [party, dinner] → d'adieux; [tour] → d'adieux; [speech, address] → d'adieuxfar-fetched [ˌfɑːrˈfɛtʃt] adj [story, idea] → tiré(e) par les cheveuxfar-flung [ˌfɑːrˈflʌŋ] adj
(= remote) [place] → reculé(e)far-left [ˌfɑːrˈlɛft] adj
a far-left group → un groupe d'extrême gauche

farewell

nAbschied m; to say or make one’s farewellssich verabschieden; (before a longer absence) → Abschied nehmen; to bid somebody farewelljdm Auf Wiedersehen or Lebewohl (old)sagen; to say farewell to something (fig)von etw Abschied nehmen
interj (old)lebt wohl (old); (to friend, sweetheart) → leb(e) wohl (old)

farewell

in cpdsAbschieds-; farewell speechAbschiedsrede f

farewell

[ˌfɛəˈwɛl]
1. n & excladdio
to bid farewell (to sb) → salutare (qn), dire addio (a qn)
2. adj (party) → d'addio; (dinner, speech) → d'addio, di commiato

farewell

(feəˈwel) noun
an act of saying goodbye. They said their farewells at the station; (also adjective) a farewell dinner.
interjection
goodbye. `Farewell for ever!' she cried.
References in classic literature ?
Tudor's uncle had married an English lady who was third cousin to a living lord, and Amy regarded the whole family with great respect, for in spite of her American birth and breeding, she possessed that reverence for titles which haunts the best of us--that unacknowledged loyalty to the early faith in kings which set the most democratic nation under the sun in ferment at the coming of a royal yellow-haired laddie, some years ago, and which still has something to do with the love the young country bears the old, like that of a big son for an imperious little mother, who held him while she could, and let him go with a farewell scolding when he rebelled.
Before dinner in the evening Edna wrote a charming letter to her husband, telling him of her intention to move for a while into the little house around the block, and to give a farewell dinner before leaving, regretting that he was not there to share it, to help out with the menu and assist her in entertaining the guests.
Thorndike had risen, and, in farewell, was holding out his hand to Andrews.
Had the poor boy suddenly gone mad, or was this vicarious farewell a part of the courtship of Devil's Ford?
Dinner over, Hepzibah took her knitting-work,--a long stocking of gray yarn, for her brother's winter wear,--and with a sigh, and a scowl of affectionate farewell to Clifford, and a gesture enjoining watchfulness on Phoebe, went to take her seat behind the counter.
The small birds were taking their farewell banquets.
The dear woman kissed me on this, and I took her farewell.
And all this seemed natural enough; especially as in the merchant service many captains never show themselves on deck for a considerable time after heaving up the anchor, but remain over the cabin table, having a farewell merrymaking with their shore friends, before they quit the ship for good with the pilot.
The poor soul had expended all her little energies on this farewell feast,--had killed and dressed her choicest chicken, and prepared her corn-cake with scrupulous exactness, just to her husband's taste, and brought out certain mysterious jars on the mantel-piece, some preserves that were never produced except on extreme occasions.
Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where out hero was buried.
I knew his story well, and so I knew how to interpret the compassion that was in his face when he bade me farewell.
The bands conceived the idea of stirring her soldierly heart with a farewell which would remain in her memory always, beautiful and unfading, and bring back the past and its love for her whenever she should think of it; so they got their project placed before General Burnaby, my successor, who is Cathy's newest slave, and in spite of poverty of precedents they got his permission.