farewell vs parting what difference

what is difference between farewell and parting

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

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɑɹtɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːtɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)tɪŋ

Noun

parting (plural partings)

  1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.
    • The parting of the way.
  2. A farewell, the act of departing politely.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      But she hugged the soft, stuffed body of the Scarecrow in her arms instead of kissing his painted face, and found she was crying herself at this sorrowful parting from her loving comrades.
  3. (Britain) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions; part (US)
  4. (founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mould where it meets that of another section.
  5. (chemistry) The separation and determination of alloys; especially, the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
  6. (geology) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
  7. (nautical) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
  8. (mineralogy) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae.

Translations

Verb

parting

  1. present participle of part

Derived terms

  • parting shot

Anagrams

  • prating, rapting, tarping, traping, tripang

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