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. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Fare thee well! and if forever, Still forever fare thee well. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

Note: The primary accent is sometimes placed on the first syllable, especially in poetry. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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