Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


Used to wish someone success or good fortune, as on a journey.

[From Middle English God spede (you), may God prosper (you) : God, god; see god + spede, third person sing. present subjunctive of speden, to prosper (from Old English spēdan, from spēd, success; see speed).]


interj, n
an expression of one's good wishes for a person's success and safety
[C15: from God spede may God prosper (you)]



good fortune; success (used as a wish to a person starting on a journey, a new venture, etc.).
[1250–1300; Middle English, in the phrase God spede may God prosper (you). See God, speed]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Godspeed - a successful journeyGodspeed - a successful journey; "they wished him Godspeed"
success - an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"


[ˌgɒdˈspiːd] (archaic) EXCL Godspeed!¡buena suerte!, ¡ande usted con Dios!
References in classic literature ?
The landlord, to get him out of the inn, replied with no less rhetoric though with shorter words, and without calling upon him to pay the reckoning let him go with a Godspeed.
came to England, and there the officers and the scientists, filled with compassion for the pitiful wreck of a man they had rescued from the jungles, furnished Paulvitch with funds and bid him and his Ajax Godspeed.
When you travel my way, you come here as a matter of course; you stay here as long as you like; and, when you go away, I only do my duty as a good Shetlander in accompanying you on the first stage of your journey to bid you godspeed.
At most, they give only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
com)-- After a very successful and rewarding 2017, GodSpeed Games is very excited to participate in the 2018 edition of Game Connection event to be held this month at San Francisco.
He concluded by congratulating the Syrian opposition body and its members and wishing them Godspeed and success.
God bless and Godspeed,' Honasan said in a Twitter post.
Anderson divides her plot into sections, contrasting Adri's life against the lives of two women from different eras: Cathy Godspeed, who experienced both the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma, and Lenore Allstock, who lived during the aftermath of World War I.
Previously, Jin was an agent with Godspeed Real Estate Inc.
We wish the Poppas Godspeed, as should all agents in the State.
Camp and Furnace will play host festival headliners including Godspeed You