fare·well /færˈwɛl, fɛr-/
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.
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.
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]