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 adieus
After the usual last six weeks of intensive summer training, my adieus were to be quick and painless; I would make sure of it.
I put Bill's appointment in my pocket and me and Andy made our adieus.The Gentle Grafter|O. Henry
I thanked the general, who embraced me, paid my adieus to the officers, and stepped into the boat.Peter Simple|Frederick Marryat
From the rfectoire we passed again into the corridor, where we made our adieus to our affable conductress.A Literary Pilgrimage Among the Haunts of Famous British Authors|Theodore F. (Theodore Frelinghuysen) Wolfe
sentence substitute, noun plural adieus or adieux (əˈdjuːz, French adjø)
Word Origin 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.