God·​speed ˈgäd-ˈspēd How to pronounce Godspeed (audio)
: a prosperous journey : success
bade him Godspeed

Examples of Godspeed in a Sentence

a hearty Godspeed was extended to all the departing troops

Word History


Middle English god speid, from the phrase God spede you God prosper you

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Godspeed was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Godspeed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Godspeed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


God·​speed -ˈspēd How to pronounce Godspeed (audio)
: a wish for success given to a person on parting
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