What does valediction mean?

Definitions for valedictionˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictory(noun)

    a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)

  2. valediction(noun)

    the act of saying farewell


  1. valediction(Noun)

    A speech made when leaving or parting company.

  2. valediction(Noun)

    The act of parting company.

  3. valediction(Noun)

    A word or phrase (such as adieu or farewell) said upon leaving.

  4. valediction(Noun)

    A word or phrase used to end a letter or message.

  5. Origin: 1614. From valedicere, present active infinitive of valedico, from vale, imperative of valeo, + dico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valediction(noun)

    a farewell; a bidding farewell

  2. Origin: [L., valedicere, valedictum, to say farewell; vale farewell (imperative of valere to be strong or well) + dicere to say. See Valiant, Diction.]


  1. Valediction

    A valediction, or complimentary close in American English, is an expression used to say farewell, especially a word or phrase used to end a letter or message, or the act of saying parting words- whether brief, or extensive. For the greetings counterpart to valediction, see salutation. Alternatively, valediction can refer to the final prayers and remarks at the graveside before burial given by the presiding priest, after the Mass and the rite of Final Commendation, during a Roman Catholic Funeral Service.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valediction

    val-ē-dik′shun, n. a farewell.—adj. Valedic′tory, saying farewell: farewell: taking leave.—n. a farewell oration spoken at American graduations by the graduating person of highest rank, often called the Valedictō′rian. [L. valedicĕre, -dictumvale, farewell, dicĕre, to say.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of valediction in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of valediction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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Translations for valediction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • despedida, comiatCatalan, Valencian
  • rozloučeníCzech
  • AbschiedGerman
  • despedida, hasta la vista, alocución de despedida, chau, hasta luego, fórmula de cortesía, adiós, antefirmaSpanish
  • hyvästelysana, jäähyväispuhe, jäähyväiset, lopputoivotus, jäähyväissanatFinnish
  • salut, adieu, formule de politesse, chao, discours d'adieu, à la prochaine, adieuxFrench
  • addio, commiato, discorso di commiatoItalian
  • valedictionLatin
  • commiatoLithuanian
  • afscheidsgroetDutch
  • valedictionNorwegian
  • despedidaPortuguese
  • adio, discurs de rămas bun, rămas bun, discurs de adio, formulă de încheiere, despărțireRomanian
  • avslutning, avskedsfras, avskedstal, adjö, sluthälsning, avsked, valedictionSwedish
  • valedictionUrdu
  • 惜别Chinese

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