What does ADIEU mean?

ADIEU meaning in General Dictionary

A farewell commendation on proper care of Jesus at parting

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  • good-by farewell a manifestation of kind desires at parting
  • a farewell remark
  • Good-by; farewell; a manifestation of kind wishes at parting.
  • A farewell; commendation towards proper care of God at parting.

ADIEU meaning in Law Dictionary

L. Fr. Without time. A typical term around publications, implying final dismissal from court.


ADIEU meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., adewe, from French adieu, from expression a dieu (vous) commant "we commend (you) to God," from a "to" (see advertising) + dieu "Jesus," from Latin deum, accusative of deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally believed to the celebration left; farewell would be to the celebration setting forth.


ADIEU - German to English

adieu [chiefly literary]


ADIEU - French to English

Goodbye.


ADIEU meaning in General Dictionary

(interj. & adv.) Good-by; farewell; a manifestation of kind wants at parting.

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  • (letter.) A farewell; commendation towards the care of God at parting.

Sentence Examples with the word ADIEU

The preface to the Phenomenology signalled the separation from Schelling - the adieu to romantic. It declared that a genuine philosophy has no kindred with the mere aspirations of artistic minds, but must earn its bread by the sweat of its brow.

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