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.
A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.
Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.
Every day I shall put my papers in order and every day I shall say farewell. And the real farewell, when it comes, will only be a small outward confirmation of what has been accomplished within me from day to day. Etty Hillesum
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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