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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.]

goodbye

(ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ)
sentence substitute
farewell: a conventional expression used at leave-taking or parting with people and at the loss or rejection of things or ideas
n
1. a leave-taking; parting: they prolonged their goodbyes for a few more minutes.
2. a farewell: they said goodbyes to each other.
[C16: contraction of God be with ye]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goodbye - a farewell remarkgoodbye - a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes"
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

goodbye

noun
1. farewell, parting, leave-taking It was a very emotional goodbye.
interjection
1. farewell, see you, see you later, ciao (Italian), cheerio, adieu, ta-ta, au revoir (French), auf Wiedersehen (German), adios (Spanish) Well, goodbye and good luck.
Translations
إلى اللقاء
довиждане
adéu
na shledanourozloučení
farvel
adiaŭ
head aeganägemist
hyvästijäähyväisetnäkemiin
do viđenja
búcsúszóistenhozzádviszlátviszontlátásra
vertu sæll
avevale
viso gero
atāvisu labu
dagdoeihoudoetot ziens
adeusaté-logopasse-bem
la revederepa
do videniazbohom
nasvidenje
doviđenjapozdravzbogom
adjöhej då
kwaherituonane tena
Allah'a ısmarladıkAllahaısmarladıkgule guleGüle güle
до побачення
خدا حافظ
tạm biệt

goodbye

[ˈgʊdˈbaɪ]
A. EXCL¡adiós!, ¡hasta luego!
B. Ndespedida f
to say goodbye to (lit) [+ person] → despedirse de (fig) [+ thing] → despedirse de, dar por perdido
you can say goodbye to your walletya puedes despedirte de tu cartera, ya no volverás a ver la cartera

goodbye

[ˌgʊdˈbaɪ] exclau revoir!
to say goodbye to sb → dire au revoir à qn
to wave goodbye to sb → faire au revoir de la main à qn
to say goodbye to sth, to wave goodbye to sth [+ possession, hope, ambition] → dire adieu à qchgood day [ˌgʊdˈdeɪ] (old-fashioned) excl
(= hello) → bonjour !
(= goodbye) → au revoir !good evening exclbonsoir!good faith nbonne foi fgood-for-nothing [ˌgʊdfərˈnʌθɪŋ] adjbon(ne) à rienGood Friday nVendredi m saintgood-hearted [ˌgʊdˈhɑːrtɪd] adj
to be good-hearted [person] → avoir bon cœurgood-humoured [ˌgʊdˈhuːmərd] (British) good-humored (US) adj
[person, appearance, smile] → jovial(e)
[remark, joke] → sans malice

goodbye

nAbschied m, → Lebewohl nt (geh); to say goodbye, to say or make one’s goodbyessich verabschieden, Lebewohl sagen (geh); to wish somebody goodbye, to say goodbye to somebodysich von jdm verabschieden, von jdm Abschied nehmen; to say goodbye to somethingeiner Sache (dat)Lebewohl sagen; well, it’s goodbye to all thatdamit ist es jetzt vorbei; when all the goodbyes were overals das Abschiednehmen vorbei war
interjauf Wiedersehen, lebe wohl (geh)
adj attrAbschieds-; goodbye partyAbschiedsparty f

goodbye

[ˌgʊdˈbaɪ]
1. exclarrivederci
2. nsaluto, addio
to say goodbye to (person) → salutare (fig) (holiday, promotion) → dire addio a

good

(gud) comparative better (ˈbetə) : superlative best (best) adjective
1. well-behaved; not causing trouble etc. Be good!; She's a good baby.
2. correct, desirable etc. She was a good wife; good manners; good English.
3. of high quality. good food/literature; His singing is very good.
4. skilful; able to do something well. a good doctor; good at tennis; good with children.
5. kind. You've been very good to him; a good father.
6. helpful; beneficial. Exercise is good for you.; Cheese is good for you.
7. pleased, happy etc. I'm in a good mood today.
8. pleasant; enjoyable. to read a good book; Ice-cream is good to eat.
9. considerable; enough. a good salary; She talked a good deal of nonsense.
10. suitable. a good man for the job.
11. sound, fit. good health; good eyesight; a car in good condition.
12. sensible. Can you think of one good reason for doing that?
13. showing approval. We've had very good reports about you.
14. thorough. a good clean.
15. healthy or in a positive mood. I don't feel very good this morning.
noun
1. advantage or benefit. He worked for the good of the poor; for your own good; What's the good of a broken-down car?
2. goodness. I always try to see the good in people.
interjection
an expression of approval, gladness etc.
ˈgoodness noun
the state of being good.
interjection
(also my goodness) an expression of surprise etc.
goods noun plural
1. objects etc for sale, products. leather goods.
2. articles sent by rail, not road, sea or air. This station is for passengers and goods; (also adjective) a goods train/station.
ˈgoodyplural ˈgoodies noun
(usually in plural) any food (eg cake, ice-cream) which is particularly enjoyable to eat. the goodies at a children's party.
goodˈbye (-ˈbai) interjection, noun
an expression used when leaving someone. Goodbye – it was good of you to visit us; sad goodbyes.
good-day, good eveninggood morninggood-for-ˈnothing adjective, noun
(a person who is) useless or lazy. That boy's a lazy good-for-nothing (rascal).
good humour , (American) good humor
kindliness and cheerfulness.
good-ˈhumoured , (American) good-humored adjective
a good-humoured smile.
good-ˈhumouredly , (American) good-humoredly adverb
good-ˈlooking adjective
handsome; attractive. a good-looking girl; He is very good-looking.
good morning, good afternoon, good-ˈday, good evening, good night interjection, nouns
words used (depending on the time of day) when meeting or leaving someone. Good morning, Mrs Brown; Good night, everyone – I'm going to bed.
good-ˈnatured adjective
pleasant; not easily made angry. a good-natured fellow.
ˌgoodˈwill, good will noun
1. the good reputation and trade with customers that a business firm has. We are selling the goodwill along with the shop.
2. friendliness. He has always shown a good deal of goodwill towards us.
good works noun plural
acts of charity. He is known throughout the city for his good works.
as good as
almost. The job's as good as done.
be as good as one's word
to keep one's promises.
be up to no good
to be doing something wrong. I'm sure he's up to no good.
deliver the goods
to do what one has promised to do.
for good (sometimes for good and all)
permanently. He's not going to France for a holiday – he's going for good.
for goodness' sake
an expression of annoyance. For goodness' sake, will you stop that noise!
good for
1. certain to last. These houses are good for another hundred years at least.
2. certain to pay (a sum of money). He's good for $50.
3. certain to cause. That story is always good for a laugh.
good for you/him etc
an expression of approval. You've passed your exam – good for you!
Good Friday (ˌgud ˈfraidi) noun
the Friday before Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.
good gracious, good heavens
expressions of surprise.
goodness gracious, goodness me
expressions of surprise.
good old
an expression used to show approval etc. Good old Fred! I knew he would help us out.
make good
1. to be successful. Through hard work and ability, he soon made good.
2. to repair or compensate for (loss, damages etc). The damage you caused to my car must be made good.
no good
useless; pointless. It's no good crying for help – no-one will hear you; This penknife is no good – the blades are blunt.
put in a good word for
to praise or recommend. Put in a good word for me when you see the boss.
take (something) in good part
not to be upset, offended or annoyed (eg by a joke, remark etc). John took the jokes about his accident with the pot of paint all in good part.
thank goodness
an expression used to show that a person is glad that something is all right. Thank goodness it isn't raining.
to the good
richer. After buying and selling some of these paintings, we finished up $500 to the good.
Goodbye   
References in classic literature ?
If this book should ever reach Mina before I do, let it bring my goodbye.
Ah, father,' said Hansel, 'I am looking at my little white cat, which is sitting up on the roof, and wants to say goodbye to me.
I am looking back at my little pigeon which is sitting on the roof, and wants to say goodbye to me,' answered Hansel.
Her mother and the children thereupon decided to go no farther, and bidding them a hasty goodbye Tess bent her steps up the hill.
I could have killed Strickland then, and I knew that my voice was trembling when I bade the nurse goodbye.
Well, let me at least embrace you and say goodbye, you strange fellow
I think that it is hateful of them all to rush away, and I made up my mind to say goodbye however angry it made them.
On the contrary," he said, "I imagine that this will be a long goodbye.
Lady Grace was just saying goodbye to some parting guests.
Mr Crummles was unfeignedly glad to see him, and starting up from before a small dressing-glass, with one very bushy eyebrow stuck on crooked over his left eye, and the fellow eyebrow and the calf of one of his legs in his hand, embraced him cordially; at the same time observing, that it would do Mrs Crummles's heart good to bid him goodbye before they went.
When he had said goodbye all round and came to Mr Crummles, he could not but mark the difference between their present separation and their parting at Portsmouth.
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