adieu definition

  • interjection:
    • regularly express farewell.
    • thought to wish a fond farewell; good-bye.
    • Good-by; farewell; a manifestation of type desires at parting.
  • noun:
    • A farewell.
    • A farewell, a goodbye; particularly a fond farewell, or a lasting or permanent farewell.
    • A farewell; commendation into care of Jesus at parting.
    • adieus or (in French spelling) adieux (a-dū z′ , ȧ-dyė′ ). A farewell or commendation on care of God: as, an everlasting adieu; to help make an individual's adieus.
    • a farewell comment
  • others:
    • 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.

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