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 adieux
With what adieux shall we now take leave of our little pearl of a story?Sylvie: souvenirs du Valois|Grard de Nerval
In the midst of our adieux, there came to us a powerful odor of garlic which made me ill.The King of the Mountains|Edmond About
Mrs. Grant unluckily remembered, in the midst of the adieux.Old Friends an New Fancies|Sybil G. Brinton
The conversation then became general, and soon after this coffee arrived, and eventually the adieux were said.Beyond The Rocks|Elinor Glyn
"As you will" He gathered up his blue bag and its voluminous contents, and made his adieux.Olive|Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
British Dictionary definitions for adieux
sentence substitute, noun plural adieus or adieux (əˈdjuːz, French adjø)
Word Origin for adieu
Word Origin and History for adieux
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.