virtually, to Jesus, an ellipsis for we commend one to God: a manifestation of sort wishes at the parting of friends, equal to farewell; for this reason, a parting salutation overall: as, adieu to my hopes.
Synonyms Adieu, Farewell, Good-by. These words have totally lost their original meanings. Used the difference between them is only one of formality, good-by becoming the most typical, and adieu the most formal. By the community of Friends (and maybe another sects) farewell is advised, as perhaps not relating to the reckless mention of title of God. In rigid propriety, farewell is a parting salutation to persons going away.