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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
References in classic literature ?
But suddenly he dropped his eyelids and the conversation finished as characteristically as it had begun: with a slow, dismissing inclination of the head and an "Adios, Senor - may God guard you from sin."
In the evening I gave my adios, with a hearty good-will, to my companion Mariano Gonzales, with whom I had ridden so many leagues in Chile.
Adios! And in the space where a second before you were not, in the silent space there is a figure going away, limping.
If I do not, may lightnings strike me!" "A pretty scholar," laughed the Lakeman."Adios, Senor!" and leaping into the sea, he swam back to his comrades.
Entre comentarios, el padre de Erick compartio que estan previendo llevar finalmente el cuerpo de su hijo al Panteon Jardin, luego de lo cual le daran el ultimo adios y "seguiremos adelante".
When Josephine Bracken left the Philippines in 1897, she took the 'Ultimo Adios' with her, insisting it was bequeathed to her and not to Rizal's family.
En Adios al 68 se subraya la significacion del juicio a Luis Echeverria; se creo en 2002 la Fiscalia Especial para Movimientos Sociales y Politicos del Pasado, sus pesquisas llevaron a quince ordenes de aprehension y ocho autos de formal prision.
"I read it before my embassy staff and tears were flowing down their faces as I finished reading," he said at the unveiling of the historical marker for the Hungarian translation of Mi Ultimo Adios at the Rizal Shrine in Intramuros, Manila, last December 27.
Jozsef Bencze told reporters as he and officials of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled a marker for Mi Ultimo Adios in Intramuros, Manila yesterday morning.
Por eso, he preferido concentrarme aqui en Adios a los proceres (2010).
We're waiting for her debut album this year so we'll have to console ourselves with a Belsonic gig that has the ingredients of a classic - ambition, success, hope and a halfway home crowd means that her welcome will be more hola than adios.
Adios Oscar is a book often chosen by our child of the day for listening to story at the end of day, and is often taken by little readers as their choice for free time, DEAR, and take home reading time.