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farewell


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farewell  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farewell  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farewell  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farewell 
  adj  :  of  a  speech  expressing  leave-taking;  "a  valedictory  address" 
  [syn:  {farewell(a)},  {valedictory}] 
  n  1:  an  acknowledgment  or  expression  of  goodwill  at  parting  [syn: 
  {word  of  farewell}] 
  2:  the  act  of  departing  politely;  "he  disliked  long  farewells"; 
  "he  took  his  leave"  [syn:  {leave},  {leave-taking},  {parting}] 




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