(initial capital letters) U.S. History. a statement that President George Washington published in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1796 to announce that he would not run for a third term and to give his views on foreign and domestic policy.
a speech delivered by someone upon leaving a job, post, etc.
[fair-wel] /ˌfɛərˈwɛl/ interjection 1. goodby; may you fare well: Farewell, and may we meet again in happier times. noun 2. an expression of good wishes at parting: They made their farewells and left. 3. leave-taking; departure: a fond farewell. 4. a party given to a person who is about to embark on a long journey, […]
noun 1. a novel (1929) by Ernest Hemingway.
[fair-wel-tuh-spring] /fɛərˈwɛl təˈsprɪŋ/ noun 1. a slender, showy plant, Clarkia amoena, of the evening primrose family, native to western North America, having satiny, cup-shaped, lilac-crimson or reddish-pink flowers and roundish fruit.
[fair-th ee-wel] /ˈfɛər ðiˌwɛl/ noun 1. a state of perfection: The meal was done to a fare-thee-well. 2. the maximum effect; fullest measure or extent: an actress who plays each scene to a fare-thee-well. noun 1. (informal, mainly US) a state of perfection: the steak was cooked to a fare-thee-well