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Standard Definition

[n] the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
[n] an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting


leave - (1 syllables), leave-taking - (3 syllables), parting - (2 syllables), word of farewell - (4 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Fare`well"\, interj. [Fare (thou, you) + well.] 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. So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear. --Milton. Fare thee well! and if forever, Still forever fare thee well. --Byron. Note: The primary accent is sometimes placed on the first syllable, especially in poetry.
\Fare`well"\, n.
1. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.
2. Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something. And takes her farewell of the glorious sun. --Shak. Before I take my farewell of the subject. --Addison.
\Fare"well`\, a. Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow. Leans in his spear to take his farewell view. --Tickell. {Farewell rock} (Mining), the Millstone grit; -- so called because no coal is found worth working below this stratum. It is used for hearths of furnaces, having power to resist intense heat. --Ure.