What does goodbye mean?

Definitions for goodbye
good·bye

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word goodbye.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so longnoun

    a farewell remark

    "they said their good-byes"

Wiktionary

  1. goodbyenoun

    An utterance of goodbye, the wishing of farewell to someone.

    John gave Rebecca a goodbye to wish her luck on her holiday.

  2. goodbyeinterjection

    farewell; a formula used to another person or persons when the speaker or writer or person addressed is departing.

  3. Etymology: From earlier Godby, Godby'e, Godbwye, God b'w'y, God bwy yee, God buy you, God be wi' you: each a progressively shorter contraction of, with change of God to good by confusion with good morning, good day, etc.

Freebase

  1. Goodbye

    "Goodbye" is a song by the Spice Girls, later included on their third studio album, Forever. It was released by Virgin Records on 14 December 1998 as a Christmas single, along with a previously unreleased song, "Christmas Wrapping". The song was written by the Spice Girls, Richard Stannard, and Matt Rowe, and is the group's first song without the vocals of Geri Halliwell.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goodbye' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4069

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goodbye in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goodbye in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of goodbye in a Sentence

  1. Sharon Dingle:

    I wasnt supposed to be saying goodbye at 37, i dont know how to be a grown up without him, but Ill learn. I just wish I didnt have to.

  2. Jane Webber:

    Similar to 9/11, not being able to say goodbye, not being able to see David Kessler loved one's body, imagining what they may have suffered, those memories stay with people, and they often need help to heal.

  3. David Burkard:

    The hard thing is having to be the person that talks to the patient with Covid, who says,' You know what ? It's time to call your wife. We are going to have to put a breathing tube down and it's time for you to say goodbye,'.

  4. Louise Sidharta:

    This morning before I went to pray, one of them called me and jokingly said, 'See you in the new year and goodbye forever.' That's all, and then the bad news came. it was supposed to be his last vacation with his family.

  5. Kenny Rogers:

    It’s happily sad or sadly happy, i’m going to do a big worldwide tour, and it’s going to be my last. I’m going to say goodbye at that point; I’ve done this long enough.

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Translations for goodbye

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  • абзиараҙыAbkhaz
  • totsiensAfrikaans
  • بَاي بَاي, وَدَاعًا, مَعَ السَّلَامَة, إِلَى اللِّقَاء, بسلامة, فِي أَمَانِ اللهArabic
  • güle güle, xudafizAzerbaijani
  • да паба́чэнняBelarusian
  • дови́жданеBulgarian
  • kenavoBreton
  • adéu-siau, adéuCatalan, Valencian
  • rozloučení, na shledanou, sbohemCzech
  • [[hwyl]] [[fawr]]Welsh
  • farvelDanish
  • auf Wiederhören, bis bald, auf Wiedersehen, tschau, bis später, tschüss, auf WiederschauenGerman
  • hede nyuieEwe
  • αποχαιρετισμός, αντίοGreek
  • adiaŭo, adiaŭEsperanto
  • adiós, hasta la vista, nos vemos, hasta pronto, hasta luegoSpanish
  • head aega, nägemistEstonian
  • agurBasque
  • بدرود, خدا نگهدار, خداحافظPersian
  • jäähyväiset, hyvästi, hyvästit, kuulemiin, näkemiinFinnish
  • moceFijian
  • farvælFaroese
  • au revoir, adieuFrench
  • slán agat, slán leatIrish
  • soraidh, beannachd leat, beannachd leibhScottish Gaelic
  • adeus, deica logoGalician
  • આવજોGujarati
  • שָׁלוֹם, לְהִתְרָאוֹתHebrew
  • सत श्री अकाल, ख़ुदा हाफ़िज़, राम-राम, नमस्तेHindi
  • istenhozzád, viszlát, viszontlátásra, búcsúszóHungarian
  • հաջողություն, ցտեսությունArmenian
  • adeoInterlingua
  • dag, bye-bye, selamat jalan, bye, selamat tinggalIndonesian
  • kōmẹsiaIgbo
  • til rividoIdo
  • vertu sæll, bæ, bless, vertu sælIcelandic
  • ciao, arrivederci, arrivederla, addioItalian
  • ᓴᐃᒧInuktitut
  • 失礼します, バイバイ, またね, では, さようなら, じゃあ, それでは, じゃ、またJapanese
  • ნახვამდისGeorgian
  • хош болKazakh
  • bajKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • លាហើយKhmer
  • ವಿದಾಯKannada
  • 안녕히 계세요, 안녕, 잘 있어, 안녕히 가세요, 잘 가Korean
  • خوا حافیز, خواحافیزی, خوات له‌گه‌ڵKurdish
  • кош болKyrgyz
  • salve, ave, valeLatin
  • äddiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • weerabaGanda
  • ລາກ່ອນເດ, ສະບາຍດີLao
  • viso geroLithuanian
  • uz redzēšanos, atā, sveiks, visu labuLatvian
  • hei konā, haere rā, hei konā rāMāori
  • со здра́вје, ча́о, довидување, пријатноMacedonian
  • баяртайMongolian
  • selamat jalan, ucapan selamat tinggal, jumpa lagi, selamat tinggalMalay
  • saħħa, ċaw, ċaw ċawMaltese
  • tot ziens, doei, houdoe, dagDutch
  • adjø, snakkes, hadet, avskjed, hadet bra, hei, farvel, ses, ha detNorwegian
  • hágoóneeʼ, ánááʼahidiiłtsééh, nááʼahideeltsééhNavajo, Navaho
  • giga-waabaminOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • pożegnanie, do widzeniaPolish
  • adeus, passe-bem, até-logo, tchauPortuguese
  • a revairRomansh
  • la revedere, paRomanian
  • прощание, ча́о, до встре́чи, бай-ба́й, счастли́во, увидеться, пока́, до свида́нья, всего́ до́брого, до свида́ния, с бо́гомRussian
  • pozdrav, do viđenja, збогом, до виђења, довиђења, doviđenja, zbogom, поздравSerbo-Croatian
  • ආයුබෝවන්, ආයුබෝSinhala, Sinhalese
  • zbohom, do videniaSlovak
  • nasvídenje, adíjo, sréčno, zbógom, lép pozdràv, čáoSlovene
  • mirë u pafshim, mirupafshimAlbanian
  • farväl, hej då, adjö, hejSwedish
  • tuonane tena, majaliwea, kwaheri, baibaiSwahili
  • சென்று வருகிறேன்Tamil
  • падруд, худо ҳофизTajik
  • ลา ก่อน, สวัสดีThai
  • güle güle, hoşlaşmaTurkmen
  • paalamTagalog
  • hoşça kalın, Allah'a ısmarladık, güle güleTurkish
  • сау булыгыз, исән булыгыз, хушыгызTatar
  • خوش ئەمىسە, خوشUyghur, Uighur
  • до поба́ченняUkrainian
  • نمستے, خدا حافظUrdu
  • xayrUzbek
  • xin chào, tạm biệtVietnamese
  • adyö, leditVolapük
  • årveyWalloon
  • hamba kahleXhosa
  • זייַ געזונטYiddish
  • 再見Chinese
  • hamba kahleZulu

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