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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).]
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interj, n
an expression of one's good wishes for a person's success and safety
[C15: from God spede may God prosper (you)]
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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]
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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"
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[ˌgɒdˈspiːd] (archaic) EXCL Godspeed!¡buena suerte!, ¡ande usted con Dios!
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Thus the chosen party of seven sallied forth being accompanied to the edge of the wood by the whole band, who gave them a merry parting and 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. The customs of centuries past elsewhere are modern customs here.
Now all men cry me Godspeed! wish me well, And every suitor seeks to gain my ear, If he would hope to win a grace from thee.
At most, they give only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
Earlier in the afternoon, Ho partners last-start winner GODSPEED in the 12.45pm over the extended mile.
As for what's going to happen in Season 5, episode 18, titled "Godspeed," that's still being kept a bit under wraps.
"Godspeed to you and hopefully you'll come and see us at the RDS this summer.
The Pakistan Citizens Portal is an excellent step forward towards good governance, in fact a forerunner of E Governance and the harbinger of Naya Pakistan and I wish it all success and Godspeed.
In a gracious speech, the governor said he called Pritzker to wish him "godspeed" as governor, and said the agenda for progress in Illinois he set out to accomplish four years ago cannot be abandoned.