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Definition of Farewell

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

Farewell, fair cruelty.
William Shakespeare

Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.
Dan Stevens
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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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