Definition of farewell in English:
Used to express good wishes on parting: Farewell Albert!
Australian/New Zealand hooray;
South African check you;
British informal ta-ta
nounBack to top
1An act of parting or of marking someone’s departure: the dinner had been arranged as a farewell
More example sentences
- His teaching colleagues and students have arranged a special farewell party for him this Friday.
- One idea is to launch a farewell party, like we do for adults when they leave.
- But after struggling to recruit new members, they have decided to disband, and performed for the last time at a farewell party on Tuesday.
1.1 [mass noun] Parting good wishes: he had come on the pretext of bidding her farewell
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- Of course, this is no fond farewell as Lynn strolls off into the sunset.
- The whole family was at the pier to bid us fond farewell, making us promise that we would come to visit them again.
- Vincent nodded a farewell as she left, and he instinctively locked the door behind her.
verb[with object] Australian /NZ Back to top
Mark the departure or retirement of (someone) with a ceremony or party.
- I farewelled my Scandinavian companions, and departed on a Kodiak boat with the Americans Judy, Hank and Cody.
- We drove past it again on Saturday when we farewelled little Harry, David's grandson, and Sally, flying home to Sydney and Colin, after a two week interlude in the Alice.
- Like the facts surrounding the crash, they are hauntingly familiar to Hastings teenagers who farewelled four mates weeks earlier, only 2km away.
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