Farewell vs Rites - What's the difference?

farewell | rites |


As verbs the difference between farewell and rites

is that farewell is to bid farewell or say goodbye while rites is .

As a noun farewell

is a wish of happiness or welfare at parting, especially a permanent departure; the parting compliment; a goodbye; adieu.

As an adjective farewell

is parting, valedictory, final.

As an interjection farewell

is goodbye.

farewell

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A wish of happiness or welfare at parting, especially a permanent departure; the parting compliment; a goodbye; adieu.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The departure was not unduly prolonged.
  • An act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • And takes her farewell of the glorious sun.
  • * (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • Before I take my farewell of the subject.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Parting, valedictory, final.
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  • *
  • *:“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”.
  • Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • goodbye
  • He said "Farewell !" and left.
  • * Milton
  • So farewell' hope, and with hope, ' farewell fear.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bid farewell or say goodbye
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 9, author=Neil Wilson and staff writers, title=Tributes for newsman Brian Naylor and wife, killed in fires, work=Herald Sun citation
  • , passage=He farewelled viewers with a warm sign-off after each bulletin: "May your news be good news, and goodnight." }}

    rites

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * last rites

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