farewell Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “farewell” in the English Dictionary

"farewell" in British English

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uk   /ˌfeəˈwel/  us   /ˌfer-/ old-fashioned or formal

farewellnoun [C]

uk   /ˌfeəˈwel/  us   /ˌfer-/ formal
an ​occasion when someone says ​goodbye: We saidour sad farewells and got on the ​bus. He bid us both a fond (= ​affectionate) farewell. a farewell ​party
(Definition of farewell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"farewell" in American English

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farewellexclamation, noun [C]

 us   /ˌfeərˈwel/
goodbye: We said ​our farewells to ​ourdearfriends.

farewelladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ferˈwel, fær-/
done at the ​time someone is ​leaving a ​place or ​job: a farewell ​speech We gave Latoya a farewell ​party on her last ​day.
(Definition of farewell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “farewell”
in Spanish despedida…
in Vietnamese lời chào tạm biệt…
in Malaysian perpisahan…
in Thai การกล่าวลา…
in French (d’)adieu…
in German das Lebewohl, Abschieds-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 再见,再会…
in Turkish Allaha ısmarladık!, Hoşça kalın!, Elveda!…
in Russian прощай(те)!…
in Indonesian perpisahan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 再見,再會…
in Polish żegnaj…
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