- farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).
- a farewell.
Origin of goodbye
Related Words for good-byedivision, adieu, rift, breakup, breaking, divergence, departure, partition, break, detachment, going, farewell, split, valediction, crossroads, rupture, severance, leave-taking, bisection, split-up
Examples from the Web for good-bye
Contemporary Examples of good-bye
T-Model Ford, 93 He took up the guitar after his fifth wife left him (she gave him the guitar as a good-bye present).The Deaths You Missed This Year
Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson
December 30, 2013
Khodafez,” said the American, which is Persian for good-bye or, more accurately, “God be with you.How to Stop Iran: Obama's War By Other Means
September 28, 2013
I think being a show that you get to say good-bye instead of being asked to leave is a real honor.Matt Damon and John Krasinski Talk About Their Bromance, ‘Promised Land,’ and More
December 26, 2012
Good-bye, Brooke, and good luck in your travels; you're going to need it.Charlie Sheen's 10 Worst Quotes, from Anti-Semitism to Alcoholism
The Daily Beast
February 25, 2011
Good-bye for a few minutes, till I come down to the world and ring the kitchen door-bell.A Mark Twain Christmas Story
The Daily Beast
December 24, 2009
Historical Examples of good-bye
When she got out of the car, she bade him good-night and good-bye.
They would have a holiday together, and then they would say good-bye.
Will you tell him, Dr. Edwardes, when he is conscious, that I came in and said good-bye?
Good-bye, Sir; I hope soon to have the pleasure of seeing you again.The Imaginary Invalid
So they said good-bye to Katy and rolled past Eileen's room on the way to the desert.Her Father's Daughter
- farewell: a conventional expression used at leave-taking or parting with people and at the loss or rejection of things or ideas
- a leave-taking; partingthey prolonged their goodbyes for a few more minutes
- a farewellthey said goodbyes to each other
Word Origin for goodbye
also goodbye, good bye, good-by, 1590s, from godbwye (1570s), itself a contraction of God be with ye (late 14c.), influenced by good day, good evening, etc.