send-off


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send′-off`



n.
1. a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a new venture.
2. a start; impetus.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.send-off - an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venturesend-off - an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
2.send-off - a start given to contestants; "I was there with my parents at the kickoff"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"

send-off

noun farewell, departure, leave-taking, valediction, going-away party All the people in the buildings came to give me a rousing send-off.
Translations

send-off

[ˈsendɒf] Ndespedida f
they gave him a rousing send-offle hicieron una gran despedida
References in classic literature ?
Reviewing his impressions of the recent battle, picturing pleasantly to himself the impression his news of a victory would create, or recalling the send-off given him by the commander in chief and his fellow officers, Prince Andrew was galloping along in a post chaise enjoying the feelings of a man who has at length begun to attain a long-desired happiness.
An' a lot more struck in an' ses it wasn't a lie--we did fight like thunder, an' they give us quite a send-off.
After a private party at the Michael Stars store and a send-off of "Hawaiian proportions" at The Grove, store founder Michael Cohen presented 5-year-old Ian Davis, who is battling leukemia, and his family, with his itinerary and gifts as part of his Make-A-Wish send-off for a week-long vacation to paradise.