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Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

Meaning of "farewell" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FAREWELL

farewell  [ˌfɛəˈwɛl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAREWELL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Farewell is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb farewell in English.

WHAT DOES FAREWELL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of farewell in the English dictionary

The first definition of farewell in the dictionary is goodbye; adieu. Other definition of farewell is a parting salutation. Farewell is also an act of departure; leave-taking.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FAREWELL

PRESENT

Present
I farewell
you farewell
he/she/it farewells
we farewell
you farewell
they farewell
Present continuous
I am farewelling
you are farewelling
he/she/it is farewelling
we are farewelling
you are farewelling
they are farewelling
Present perfect
I have farewelled
you have farewelled
he/she/it has farewelled
we have farewelled
you have farewelled
they have farewelled
Present perfect continuous
I have been farewelling
you have been farewelling
he/she/it has been farewelling
we have been farewelling
you have been farewelling
they have been farewelling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I farewelled
you farewelled
he/she/it farewelled
we farewelled
you farewelled
they farewelled
Past continuous
I was farewelling
you were farewelling
he/she/it was farewelling
we were farewelling
you were farewelling
they were farewelling
Past perfect
I had farewelled
you had farewelled
he/she/it had farewelled
we had farewelled
you had farewelled
they had farewelled
Past perfect continuous
I had been farewelling
you had been farewelling
he/she/it had been farewelling
we had been farewelling
you had been farewelling
they had been farewelling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will farewell
you will farewell
he/she/it will farewell
we will farewell
you will farewell
they will farewell
Future continuous
I will be farewelling
you will be farewelling
he/she/it will be farewelling
we will be farewelling
you will be farewelling
they will be farewelling
Future perfect
I will have farewelled
you will have farewelled
he/she/it will have farewelled
we will have farewelled
you will have farewelled
they will have farewelled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been farewelling
you will have been farewelling
he/she/it will have been farewelling
we will have been farewelling
you will have been farewelling
they will have been farewelling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would farewell
you would farewell
he/she/it would farewell
we would farewell
you would farewell
they would farewell
Conditional continuous
I would be farewelling
you would be farewelling
he/she/it would be farewelling
we would be farewelling
you would be farewelling
they would be farewelling
Conditional perfect
I would have farewell
you would have farewell
he/she/it would have farewell
we would have farewell
you would have farewell
they would have farewell
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been farewelling
you would have been farewelling
he/she/it would have been farewelling
we would have been farewelling
you would have been farewelling
they would have been farewelling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you farewell
we let´s farewell
you farewell
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to farewell
Past participle
farewelled
Present Participle
farewelling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAREWELL


Bakewell
ˈbeɪkwɛl
bridewell
ˈbraɪdˌwɛl
Caldwell
ˈkɔːldwɛl
Chartwell
ˈtʃɑːtˌwɛl
Cornwell
ˈkɔːnˌwɛl
dwell
dwɛl
fare-you-well
ˈfɛəjʊˌwɛl
Harwell
ˈhɑːˌwɛl
inkwell
ˈɪŋkˌwɛl
outwell
ˌaʊtˈwɛl
quell
kwɛl
Rockwell
ˈrɒkˌwɛl
Sandwell
ˈsændwɛl
Southwell
ˈsaʊθwɛl
speedwell
ˈspiːdˌwɛl
stairwell
ˈstɛəˌwɛl
Stilwell
ˈstɪlwɛl
swell
swɛl
unwell
ʌnˈwɛl
well
wɛl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAREWELL

fare
fare stage
fare war
fare zone
fare-dodger
fare-dodging
fare-thee-well
fare-you-well
farebox
Fareham
farer
farfalle
farfet
farfetchedness
Fargo
Farhi
Faridabad
farina
farinaceous
farinha

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAREWELL

all very well
artesian well
as well
Baden-Powell
Boswell
Cowell
Cromwell
Dowell
fare-thee-well
just as well
Lowell
maxwell
Motherwell
newell
oil well
Orwell
potential well
Powell
Sewell
wishing well

Synonyms and antonyms of farewell in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAREWELL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «farewell» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of farewell

Translation of «farewell» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAREWELL

Find out the translation of farewell to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of farewell from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «farewell» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

再见!
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adiós
570 millions of speakers

English

farewell
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विदाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَداعَاً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

добрый путь!
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adeus!
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদায়কালীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

adieu !
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perpisahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lebe wohl!
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

さらば!
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안녕!
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pamitan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tạm biệt!
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரியாவிடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ताटातूट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

veda
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

addio!
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żegnaj!
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бувайте!
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rămas bun!
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντίο!
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afskeid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

farväl!
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

farvel!
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of farewell

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAREWELL»

The term «farewell» is very widely used and occupies the 13.306 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAREWELL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «farewell» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «farewell» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about farewell

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10 QUOTES WITH «FAREWELL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word farewell.
1
Lance Armstrong
It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
2
Richard Bach
Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
3
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
4
Richard Parks Bland
Now, mark it. This may be strong language, but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing.
5
Nellie Bly
On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings.
6
Geezer Butler
Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.
7
Donald Cargill
Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.
8
David Hare
Are we simply waving farewell to the days when some of the most interesting thinking in Europe and America came to us from our fiction film-makers? BBC2, which once introduced and showed great films, now shows none.
9
Etty Hillesum
Every day I shall put my papers in order and every day I shall say farewell. And the real farewell, when it comes, will only be a small outward confirmation of what has been accomplished within me from day to day.
10
James Weldon Johnson
The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAREWELL»

Discover the use of farewell in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to farewell and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Farewell: A Memoir of a Texas Childhood
Now for the first time, in Farewell, Foote turns to prose to tell his own story and the stories of the real people who have inspired his characters.
Horton Foote, 1999
2
Farewell to Manzanar
Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar. Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country.
James D. Houston, James A. Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, 2002
3
Farewell to Reason
Essays discuss relativism, knowledge, creativity, progress, Aristotle, Galileo, cultural pluralism, and reason
Paul Feyerabend, Paul K. Feyerabend, 1987
4
A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World
In A Farewell to Alms, Gregory Clark tackles these profound questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations.
Gregory Clark, 2008
5
A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition
Featuring Hemingway’s own 1948 introduction to an illustrated reissue of the novel, a personal foreword by the author’s son Patrick Hemingway, and a new introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway, this edition of A Farewell ...
Ernest Hemingway, 2012
6
Farewell to the Working Class: An Essay on Post-industrial ...
' New StatesmanAndré Gorz argues that changes in the role of the work and labour process in the closing decades of the twentieth century have, once and for all, weakened the power of skilled industrial workers.
André Gorz, 1982
7
Farewell to Shady Glade
Forced to leave their old home, sixteen animals decide to take a train ride to search for a new one.
‎1981
8
Farewell to Growth
Serge Latouche argues that we need to rethink from the very foundations the idea that our societies should be based on growth. He offers a radical alternative – a society of ‘de-growth’.
Serge Latouche, 2009
9
Farewell to Matyora
Valentin Rasputin's novel of a village destroyed by anonymous technology argues that mankind can only be spiritually regenerated by returning to the old rural way of life.
Valentin Rasputin, 1991
10
Farewell My Friend
The original Bengali novel Shesher Kavita (lit.
Rabindranath Tagore, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAREWELL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term farewell is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' Bid Farewell to Comic-Con
Thousands of fans camped out to watch an emotional Jennifer Lawrence and the cast of “Hunger Games” take one final bow in Hall H on ... «Variety, Jul 15»
2
The Cricket's Daily 3: Farewell to Omar Sharif
The Cricket. The Cricket's Daily 3: Farewell to Omar Sharif. Sean P. Means. First Published 1 hour ago • Updated 55 minutes ago ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Tunisia attack: Hundreds gather to say emotional farewell to …
HUNDREDS of mourners gathered to say an emotional farewell to a "devoted" couple killed in the Tunisia terror attack. By Alix Culbertson. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Final farewell for Ashburton's Cindy George and her three children
A mother and three children found dead in an Ashburton home will have their final farewell Saturday. Up to 500 people are expected to attend ... «The Press, Jul 15»
5
Sundowns bid Nyandoro farewell
Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns have reportedly decided against renewing Esrom Nyandoro's contract, bringing an end to his 11-year stay ... «Sport24, Jul 15»
6
'General Hospital' Spoilers: Luke Spencer Says Farewell To Helena …
This week on General Hospital, the farewell to Luke Spencer continues with a huge reveal that may leave soap fans with mixed feelings. «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
7
Farewell, Snake: Remembering The Badass Life of Ken Stabler
When I asked Kenny Stabler a few years ago whether it was true that during training camp he used to tack the panties of local women he'd ... «VICE, Jul 15»
8
'Boulevard' review: A sad farewell to Robin Williams
Watching "Boulevard" would be depressing under any circumstances. Watching it knowing it's one of Robin Williams' very last films makes it ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
9
WaPo's farewell to objective journalism
WaPo's farewell to objective journalism. By Leo Rennert. The Washington Post's July 9 headline is splashed in big type across the entire page ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
10
Music Review: Rip Jackson presents fine farewell concert
Provided photo The Rutland Area Chorus, conducted by Rip Jackson, previewed its Austrian concert tour program Wednesday at Immaculate ... «Rutland Herald, Jul 15»

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