farewell (plural farewells)
- A wish of happiness or safety at parting, especially a permanent departure
- Synonyms: goodbye, adieu
- A departure; the act of leaving
- c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
- See how the morning opes her golden gates, And takes her farewell of the glorious sun.
- September 14, 1710, Joseph Addison, The Examiner No. 1
- Before I take my farewell of the subject.
- German: Abschied, Adieu, Lebewohl
- Italian: addio
- Portuguese: despedida
- Russian: проща́ние
- Spanish: despedida
farewell (not comparable)
- Parting, valedictory, final.
- a farewell discourse; the band's farewell tour
- 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter I, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803 ↗:
- “I'm through with all pawn-games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
- 1858, John Saunders, Westland Marston, The National Magazine (volume 3, page 133)
- But with the first gray light of dawn he arose; and before drawing the white sheet veilingly over, he took a last farewell look at that angel face.
- Portuguese: de despedida
- Russian: проща́льный
- He said "Farewell!" and left.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 4”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear.
farewell (farewells, present participle farewelling; past and past participle farewelled)Translations
- French: prendre congé, dire adieu, faire ses adieux
- German: Lebewohl sagen
- Portuguese: despedir-se
- Russian: проща́ться
- Spanish: despedirse