Farewell vs Goodbye what difference

what is difference between Farewell and Goodbye

English

Etymology

From Middle English farewel, from fare wel!, an imperative expression, possibly further derived from Old English *far wel!, equivalent to fare (to fare, travel, journey) +‎ well. Compare Scots farewele, fairweill (farewell), Saterland Frisian Foarwäil (farewell), West Frisian farwol (farewell),
East Frisian forwal,
Dutch vaarwel (farewell (sadly)), Danish farvel (farewell), Norwegian farvel (farewell), Swedish farväl (farewell), Faroese farvæl (goodbye), Icelandic far vel (farewell). The extensive list of cognates suggests a postulated ultimate Proto-Germanic phrase of origin, possibly something akin to *far wela.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɛəˈwɛl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɛəɹˈwɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl
  • Hyphenation: fare‧well

Noun

farewell (plural farewells)

  1. A wish of happiness or safety at parting, especially a permanent departure
    Synonyms: goodbye, adieu
  2. A departure; the act of leaving
    • September 14, 1710, Joseph Addison, The Examiner No. 1
      Before I take my farewell of the subject.

Translations

Adjective

farewell (not comparable)

  1. Parting, valedictory, final.
    • “I’m through with all pawn-games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
    • 1858, John Saunders, Westland Marston, The National Magazine (volume 3, page 133)
      But with the first gray light of dawn he arose; and before drawing the white sheet veilingly over, he took a last farewell look at that angel face.

Translations

Interjection

farewell

  1. Goodbye.
    He said “Farewell!” and left.

Translations

Verb

farewell (third-person singular simple present farewells, present participle farewelling, simple past and past participle farewelled)

  1. To bid farewell or say goodbye.

Translations

Anagrams

  • wellfare



English

Alternative forms

  • good-by, goodby (dated)
  • good-bye
  • good bye
  • g’bye (colloquial)
  • bye, ‘bye (informal)

Etymology

From earlier goodby, Godby, Godby’e, Godbwye, God b’w’y, God bwy yee, God buy you, God be wi’ you, each a progressively shorter contraction of God be with you. Note the change of God to good by confusion with good morning, good day, etc.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: go͝odbīʹ, IPA(key): /ɡʊdˈbaɪ/
  • (also, General American) IPA(key): /ɡədˈbaɪ/, /ɡəˈbaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Interjection

goodbye

  1. Farewell; a formula used to another person or persons when the speaker, writer, or person addressed is departing.
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      Goodbye! – Goodbye, Anna.

Synonyms

  • (formal): adieu, farewell
  • (informal): catch you later, bye, bye-bye, see ya, see you, so long, mind how you go, ta ta, tatty bye, toodeloo, toodles, TTFN, ttyl
  • (slang): buh-bye, hasta la vista, later, laters, keep it real, peace, peace out, take it easy; cya
  • adios, arrivederci, au revoir, do svidanya/do svidaniya, sayonara
  • (UK, informal): cheerio, cheers, cheery-bye, toodle pip (dated)
  • See also: Thesaurus:goodbye

Hyponyms

  • good night (during night)

Hypernyms

  • aloha
  • ciao

Derived terms

  • kiss goodbye
  • say goodbye

Related terms

  • good riddance

Descendants

  • Japanese: グッドバイ (guddobai), グッバイ (gubbai)
  • Afrikaans: koebaai (informal), baai (informal)

Translations

See also

  • see you later
  • arrivederci, au revoir
  • good afternoon, (at midday)
  • good day (during day)
  • good eve, good evening (during the evening)
  • good morn, good morning (during the morning)

Noun

goodbye (plural goodbyes)

  1. An utterance of goodbye, the wishing of farewell to someone.
    They made their good-byes.

Translations

Verb

goodbye (third-person singular simple present goodbyes, present participle goodbying, simple past and past participle goodbyed)

  1. To say goodbye; to wish somebody farewell on parting.

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