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Used to express farewell.

[Spanish adiós, from a Diós, to God : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + Dios, God (from Latin deus; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˌædɪˈɒs; Spanish aˈðjos)
sentence substitute
goodbye; farewell
[literally: to God]


(ˌæd iˈoʊs, ˌɑ di-)

good-bye; farewell.
[1830–40, Amer.; < Sp adiós literally, to God; compare adieu]


A Spanish word for farewell. The literal meaning is (I commend you) to God.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adios - a farewell remarkadios - a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes"
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
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