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Definition of Farewell


  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.
  2. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.
  3. Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
  4. Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.

Farewell Quotations

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Richard Bach

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.
Geezer Butler

Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ.
Donald Cargill

It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
Lance Armstrong
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Farewell Translations

farewell in Danish is afsked, farvel
farewell in Dutch is vaarwel, adieu
farewell in French is adieu
farewell in German is Lebewohl, Lebe wohl
farewell in Italian is separazione, addio
farewell in Norwegian is farvell, avskjed
farewell in Portuguese is adeus
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