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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, informal], good-by [US], goodby [US], good-bye [N. Amer], goodbye, good day, sayonara [US], so long [informal]
Interjection: farewell  ,fehr'wel
  1. An informal farewell remark
    "We all stopped to say farewell before her flight left";
    - cheers [Brit, informal], chin-chin [Brit, informal], toodle-oo [informal], toodle-pip [Brit, informal], ta-ta [Brit, informal], ta-ra [UK, informal], bye [informal], goodbye, bye-bye [informal], good-bye [N. Amer], good-by [US], sayonara [US, informal], so long [informal], vale [archaic]
Verb: farewell  ,fehr'wel
Usage: Austral, NZ
  1. Hold a party etc. to mark a departure or retirement
    "The team was farewelled with a street parade"

Derived forms: farewells, farewelling, farewelled

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

Encyclopedia: Farewell, My Concubine