adieu

noun \ ə-ˈdü , a- , -ˈdyü \
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018
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

Antonyms

hello;

Near Antonyms

greeting(s), salutation, salute;

welcome;

Related Words

leave-taking, send-off;


ADIEU Defined for English Language Learners

adieu

  • : an expression of good wishes when someone leaves



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