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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fare·well /færˈwɛl, fɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fare·well interj.  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)

 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)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn:
         leave, leave-taking, parting]