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 for farewell
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farewell \Fare`well"\, interj. [Fare (thou, you) + well.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
           So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear.
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           Fare thee well! and if forever,
           Still forever fare thee well.            --Byron.
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     Note: The primary accent is sometimes placed on the first
           syllable, especially in poetry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farewell \Fare`well"\, n.
     1. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting
        compliment; a good-by; adieu.
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     2. Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or
        reference to something.
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              And takes her farewell of the glorious sun. --Shak.
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              Before I take my farewell of the subject. --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farewell \Fare"well`\, a.
     Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his
     farewell bow.
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           Leans in his spear to take his farewell view.
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     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. --Ure.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
           [syn: farewell, word of farewell]
      2: the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells";
         "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn:
         farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "farewell":
     Godspeed, adieu, aloha, by, bye-bye, conge, departing, departure,
     doch-an-dorrach, final, good-bye, last, leave, leave-taking,
     leaving, outward-bound, parting, parting words, send-off, so long,
     stirrup cup, valediction, valedictorian, valedictory,
     valedictory address, viaticum

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