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 long(noun)

    a farewell remark

    "they said their good-byes"

Wiktionary

  1. goodbye(Noun)

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

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

    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.

  2. goodbye(Interjection)

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

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce goodbye?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say goodbye in sign language?

  1. goodbye

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. Joshua Watson:

    Perhaps one day it could even be used to help a grieving loved one say goodbye to a face they recognize or even to help people with Alzheimer's interact with a younger face they may remember.

  2. The Hollywood Reporter:

    I didnt grope anybody. I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. Thats my thing I licked Carrie Fisher at a roast. Its me being funny. Im not trying to sexually harass people.

  3. R.L. Giles:

    In parting, Compose a beautiful goodbye And the bliss will live on in memories symphony.

  4. Alex Lewis:

    They were going to turn my life support off, but they wanted to give me one more night to see if I improved and they wanted to give my family a chance to say goodbye.

  5. R. M. Grenon:

    Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.

Images & Illustrations of goodbye

  1. goodbyegoodbyegoodbyegoodbyegoodbye

Popularity rank by frequency of use

goodbye#10000#10323#100000

Translations for goodbye

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for goodbye »

Translation

Find a translation for the goodbye definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these goodbye definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "goodbye." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/goodbye>.

    Are we missing a good definition for goodbye? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for goodbye:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.