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farewell

[fair-wel]
interjection
1.
goodby; may you fare well: Farewell, and may we meet again in happier times.
noun
2.
an expression of good wishes at parting: They made their farewells and left.
3.
leave-taking; departure: a fond farewell.
4.
a party given to a person who is about to embark on a long journey, retire, leave an organization, etc.
adjective
5.
parting; valedictory; final: a farewell performance.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English farwel. See fare, well1

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Farewell

[fair-wel]
noun
a cape in S Greenland: most southerly point of Greenland.
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farewell (ˌfɛəˈwɛl)
 
sentence substitute
1.  goodbye; adieu
 
n
2.  a parting salutation
3.  an act of departure; leave-taking
4.  (modifier) expressing leave-taking: a farewell speech
 
vb
5.  (Austral), (NZ) to honour (a person) at his departure, retirement, etc

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farewell
late 14c., from M.E. faren wel (see fare (v.)); usually said to the departing person, who replied with good-bye.
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