Farewell

Definition of Farewell

Fare`well´
interj.1.Go well; good-by; adieu; - originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well; and is sometimes used as an expression of separation only; as, farewell the year; farewell, ye sweet groves; that is, I bid you farewell.
So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear.
- Milton.
Fare thee well! and if forever,
Still forever fare thee well.
- Byron.
n.1.A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.
2.Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
And takes her farewell of the glorious sun.
- Shak.
Before I take my farewell of the subject.
- Addison.
a.1.Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.
Leans in his spear to take his farewell view.
- Tickell.
Farewell rock
(Mining) the Millstone grit; - so called because no coal is found worth working below this stratum. It is used for hearths of furnaces, having power to resist intense heat.
- Ure.

Related Words

Godspeed, adieu, aloha, by, bye-bye, conge, departing, doch-an-dorrach, final, good-bye, last, leave, leave-taking, leaving, outward-bound, parting, parting words, send-off, so long, stirrup cup, valedictorian, valedictory, valedictory address, viaticum
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