noun, plural a·dieus, a·dieux [uh-dooz, uh-dyooz; French a-dyœ] /əˈduz, əˈdyuz; French aˈdyœ/.
Origin of adieu
Examples from the Web for adieu
The shingle recently bid its co-founder and CEO James Schamus adieu, replacing him with FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel.With Charlie Hunnam Out, Who Will Play Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey?’|Marlow Stern|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But, when Hal is busted for running a Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme, Augie gets wiped out, and Ginger bids him adieu.Andrew Dice Clay on ‘Blue Jasmine,’ His Alleged Misogyny, and More|Marlow Stern|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As Sarah Palin prepares to bid Alaska adieu, liberals should hope that she runs for president in 2012.
Adieu, my dear mother; love me always, and be assured of the tender feelings that I have for you.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
Shad felt truly grateful to the two bronzed trappers as he shook their hands and said adieu to them.The Gaunt Gray Wolf|Dillon Wallace
Adieu, most illustrious sir, and ever worthy of my hearty regard.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
"Ride him, by all means," said Agincourt, shaking his hand cordially while he said adieu.One Of Them|Charles James Lever
I took no notice, but, satisfied that she had read it, I bade her adieu.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for adieu
sentence substitute, noun plural adieus or adieux (əˈdjuːz, French adjø)
Word Origin for adieu
Word Origin and History for adieu
late 14c., adewe, from French adieu, from phrase a dieu (vous) commant "I commend (you) to God," from a "to" (see ad) + dieu "God," from Latin deum, accusative of deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally said to the party left; farewell was to the party setting forth.