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FAREWELL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does farewell mean? 

FAREWELL (noun)
  The noun FAREWELL has 2 senses:

1. an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
2. the act of departing politely

  Familiarity information: FAREWELL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAREWELL (noun)


Sense 1farewell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

farewell; word of farewell

Hypernyms ("farewell" is a kind of...):

acknowledgement; acknowledgment (a statement acknowledging something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "farewell"):

adieu; adios; arrivederci; au revoir; auf wiedersehen; bye; bye-bye; cheerio; good day; good-by; good-bye; goodby; goodbye; sayonara; so long (a farewell remark)

bon voyage; send-off (an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture)

good morning; morning; afternoon; good afternoon (a conventional expression of greeting or farewell)

good night (a conventional expression of farewell)


Sense 2farewell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of departing politely

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

leave-taking; parting; farewell; leave

Context examples:

he disliked long farewells / he took his leave / parting is such sweet sorrow

Hypernyms ("farewell" is a kind of...):

departure; going; going away; leaving (act of departing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "farewell"):

valediction (the act of saying farewell)


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