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Noun: farewell  ,fehr'wel
  1. An acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
    - word of farewell
     
  2. The act of departing politely
    "he disliked long farewells";
    - leave, leave-taking, parting
     
  3. A farewell remark
    - adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio [Brit], good-by [US], goodby [US], good-bye [N. Amer], goodbye, good day, sayonara [US], so long
Interjection: farewell  ,fehr'wel
  1. An informal farewell remark
    "We all stopped to say farewell before her flight left";
    - cheers [Brit], chin-chin [Brit], toodle-oo, toodle-pip [Brit], ta-ta [Brit], ta-ra [UK], bye, goodbye, bye-bye, good-bye [N. Amer], good-by [US], sayonara [US], so long

Derived forms: farewells

Type of: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, departure, going, going away, leaving

Encyclopedia: Farewell, My Lovely