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Meaning of FAREWELL

Pronunciation:  `fehr'wel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
  2. [n]  an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

FAREWELL is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: leave, leave-taking, parting, word of farewell
 See Also: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, adieu, adios, afternoon, arrivederci, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, departure, going, going away, good afternoon, good day, good morning, good night, goodby, good-by, goodbye, good-bye, leaving, morning, sayonara, send-off, so long, valediction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear.
          Fare thee well! and if forever, Still forever fare thee
          well.                                    --Byron.
    Note: The primary accent is sometimes placed on the first
          syllable, especially in poetry.
  2. \Fare`well"\, 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.
  3. \Fare"well`\, a.
    Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his
    farewell bow.
          Leans in his spear to take his farewell view.
    {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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are saying farewell, foretells of unpleasant news from absent friends. Dreaming that you are saying farewell to you lover means your lover's indifference towards you.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adieu, aloha, by, bye-bye, conge, departing, departure, doch-an-dorrach, final, Godspeed, good-bye, last, leave, leave-taking, leaving, outward-bound, parting, parting words, send-off, so long, stirrup cup, valediction, valedictorian, valedictory, valedictory address, viaticum