from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A demonstration of affection and good wishes for the beginning of a new undertaking.
- n. A farewell: gave our guests a hearty sendoff at the airport.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A party for a person (i.e. a fellow employee) who is leaving; a farewell party.
- n. A party to recognize the passing (death) of a friend and allow survivors to reminisce about the person's life.
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