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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 ?
At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
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.
Taking their inspiration from a diverse range of artists such as My Bloody Valentine and Godspeed You
Goliath move, Roadside Attractions, Stealth Tiger Entertainment and Godspeed Pictures released the inspiring film shattering stereotypes about disabilities, WHERE HOPE GROWS on May 15, 2015 against giants Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max in a limited release covering 276 locations for a solid 3-day weekend box office total of $490,000 (est.
Mwaniki added, "I wish to take this opportunity to call for full support for Mbuvi Ngunze as he takes over leadership of the company's day to day affairs and to wish Naikuni and his family Godspeed as he prepares to go into his retirement.
Stetson has performed and recorded with dozens of artists, including Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, The National, TV on the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, Tom Waits, Feist, My Brightest Diamond, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinead O'Connor, Godspeed You
Georges, the Algonquin elder who had previously welcomed Joint Assembly delegates and visitors to her First Nation's traditional territory, bade them Godspeed in their journey home.
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