Definition of "goodbye" [goodbye]

  • Used to express an acknowledgment of parting. (interjection)
  • An acknowledgment at parting, especially by saying "goodbye.” (noun)
  • An act of parting or leave-taking: many sad goodbyes. (noun)
  • Farewell: a conventional expression used at leave-taking or parting with people and at the loss or rejection of things or ideas (sentence-substitute)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A leave-taking; parting (noun)
  • A farewell (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "goodbye" in a sentence
  • "Drop points here, though, and the Frenchman can kiss the title goodbye on both cheeks."
  • "The absence of a comma is intentional; the Gunners can kiss the title goodbye"
  • "In The Cherry Orchard, the goodbye is at first uncertain, but later definite, and for Lyuba, it is a terminal goodbye."