adieu

noun \ ə-ˈdü , a- , -ˈdyü \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adieu

plural adieus or adieux play \-ˈdüz, -ˈdyüz\
:farewell
  • a heartfelt adieu
  • bid his teammates adieu
often used interjectionally
  • Adieu, my friends!

Examples of adieu in a Sentence

  1. we bid our adieus and were off

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Origin and Etymology of adieu

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French a deu, a dieu, literally, "to God"

adieu Synonyms

Synonyms
good–bye, au revoir, ave, bon voyage, congé (also congee), farewell, Godspeed
Antonyms
hello
Related Words
leave-taking, send-off
Near Antonyms
greeting (s), salutation, salute; welcome

ADIEU Defined for English Language Learners

adieu

noun

Definition of adieu for English Language Learners

  • : an expression of good wishes when someone leaves



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