AskDefine | Define goodbye

Dictionary Definition

good-bye n : a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long]goodbye n : a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, good day, sayonara, so long]

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English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From godbwye, contraction of God be with ye

Pronunciation

Interjection

  1. farewell; a formula used to another person or persons when the speaker or writer or the person addressed to is departing.

Derived terms

Translations

farewell

Noun

  1. An utterance of goodbye, the wishing of farewell to someone.
    Before John leaves for Australia, give a quick goodbye.

Translations

an utterance of goodbye
  • Hungarian: istenhozzád, búcsúszó
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: خواحافیزی

Extensive Definition

wiktpar goodbye Goodbye, from the Middle English phrase "God be with ye", is a traditional parting phrase in the English language.
Goodbye may also refer to:
In music:* "Goodbye" (Tevin Campbell song)
In television:
In other uses:
goodbye in Italian: Goodbye
goodbye in Portuguese: Goodbye
goodbye in Simple English: Goodbye
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