Definition of farewell noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌfeəˈwel//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌferˈwel//
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[countable, uncountable] the act of saying goodbye to somebody She said her farewells and left. Maria raised her hand in farewell. a farewell party/drink, etc. Word Originlate Middle English: from the imperative of fare + the adverb well.Extra examples I said a silent farewell to my home as I left for the city. I waved farewell to my friends from the deck of the ship. Is this farewell or will we see each other again? Let me give her a farewell kiss. She was sorry to bid farewell to Portugal. The court dignitaries made their farewells to the emperor. The families made their farewells to each other. The team was given an emotional farewell by a crowd of 500 000. They exchanged fond farewells at the railway station. This famous warplane is about to make its farewell appearance. We bade them a final farewell. a farewell letter to my family the band’s farewell tour
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: farewell