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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

We can say farewell to 10 years of bourgeois rule... now we have the opportunity to change Denmark.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you've changed your life by saying, 'Farewell to Fat'.
Richard Simmons

It's just kind of known in the music industry that a farewell tour means 'for now.'
Nikki Sixx

Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development - an insight came from that book.
Robert Reed
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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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