good-by


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good·bye

or good-bye also good-by (go͝od-bī′)
interj.
Used to express an acknowledgment of parting.
n. pl. good·byes or good-byes also good-bys
1. An acknowledgment at parting, especially by saying "goodbye."
2. An act of parting or leave-taking: many sad goodbyes.

[Alteration (influenced by good day) of God be with you.]

good-bye

or good•bye

(ˌgʊdˈbaɪ)

interj., n., pl. -byes. interj.
1. (a conventional expression used at parting.)
n.
2. an act of saying good-bye; farewell.
[1565–75; contraction of God be with ye]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.good-by - a farewell remarkgood-by - a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes"
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

good-bye

or goodbye
also good-by
noun
A separation of two or more people:
adjective
Of, done, given, or said on departing:
References in classic literature ?
Without adding another word, the Marionette bade the good Fairy good-by, and singing and dancing, he left the house.