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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting;
[syn: farewell, word of farewell]

2. the act of departing politely;
- Example: "he disliked long farewells"
- Example: "he took his leave"
- Example: "parting is such sweet sorrow"
[syn: farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Farewell \Fare`well"\, interj. [Fare (thou, you) + well.] 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. [1913 Webster] So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Fare thee well! and if forever, Still forever fare thee well. --Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: The primary accent is sometimes placed on the first syllable, especially in poetry. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Farewell \Fare`well"\, n. 1. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu. [1913 Webster] 2. Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something. [1913 Webster] And takes her farewell of the glorious sun. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Before I take my farewell of the subject. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Farewell \Fare"well`\, a. Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow. [1913 Webster] Leans in his spear to take his farewell view. --Tickell. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

farewell n 1: an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting [syn: farewell, word of farewell] 2: the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn: farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "farewell": Godspeed, adieu, aloha, by, bye-bye, conge, departing, departure, doch-an-dorrach, final, good-bye, last, leave, leave-taking, leaving, outward-bound, parting, parting words, send-off, so long, stirrup cup, valediction, valedictorian, valedictory, valedictory address, viaticum