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Definition of "farewell" []

  • Used to express goodbye. (interjection)
  • An acknowledgment at parting; a goodbye. (noun)
  • The act of departing or taking leave. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "farewell" in a sentence
  • "President Jimmy Carter did it in his farewell address a speech he concluded with the word farewell, which is the proper way to end a farewell address."
  • "Mladic attorney Milos Saljic visited him in his jail cell in the early afternoon and said the former general was crying and very emotional during what he called a farewell visit by his wife and sister."
  • "Their relationship culminates with a very revealing poem that aptly begins with the word farewell."