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

 

farewell

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌfeəˈwel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌferˈwel//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they farewell
BrE BrE//ˌfeəˈwel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌferˈwel//
 
he / she / it farewells
BrE BrE//ˌfeəˈwelz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌferˈwelz//
 
past simple farewelled
BrE BrE//ˌfeəˈweld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌferˈweld//
 
past participle farewelled
BrE BrE//ˌfeəˈweld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌferˈweld//
 
-ing form farewelling
BrE BrE//ˌfeəˈwelɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌferˈwelɪŋ//
 
 
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farewell somebody (Australian English) to arrange a ceremony or party for somebody because they are leaving The troops were farewelled at a ceremony in Darwin. The champion was farewelled at a state funeral. Word Origin late Middle English: from the imperative of fare + the adverb well.