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(n.) Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
(a.) Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.
(n.) A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.
(interj.) 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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Farewell'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/f/farewell.html. 1828.