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Good-by \Good`-by"\, Good-bye \Good`-bye"\, n. or interj. [A contraction of God be with ye (God be w[i^] ye, God bw' ye, God bwye).] Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under By, prep.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


interj. (alternative form of goodbye English) n. (alternative form of goodbye English)


n. a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long]

Good-bye (The Wonder Years)

"Good-bye" is the twentieth episode of the third season of The Wonder Years and the forty-third episode overall. "Good-bye" aired on April 24, 1990 on the ABC network. The episode revolves around the relationship between Kevin Arnold and his math teacher, Mr. Collins. Mr. Collins pushes Kevin to succeed in math. Kevin becomes antagonistic towards his teacher when he feels Collins is ignoring him, only to become regretful when tragedy befalls Mr. Collins.

The episode was well received by the critical community at the time. It has been retrospectively considered a classic episode of the series. Bob Brush won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for his work on scripting this episode.

Good-Bye (Sakanaction song)

is a song by Japanese band Sakanaction. It was released as a single in January 2014, as a double A-side single with the song " Eureka". A rock ballad primarily based around non-electronic instruments, the song was composed by the band's vocalist Ichiro Yamaguchi about his mental state while physically unwell and mentally frustrated, after being unable to finish writing the song " Sayonara wa Emotion". In January 2014, a remix of the song was used in the NHK documentary program Next World: Watashi-tachi no Mirai, later to be included on the band's compilation album Natsukashii Tsuki wa Atarashii Tsuki: Coupling & Remix Works (2015).

The physical single debuted at number two on Oricon's weekly singles chart, while "Good-Bye" outperformed "Eureka" on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, also reaching number two. Critics received the song well, praising the song for its simple band sound that developed with the additional of guitar feedback, and believed that the song was an expression of a musician reaffirming their identity and their desire to continue into uncharted musical territory.

Usage examples of "good-bye".

Erik waved good-bye to Akee, and turned his horse around as Jimmy urged his back to a walk.

Thomas Ancred would say good-bye and leave her to savour the moment of departure.

She said good-bye to him at Charles de Gaulle airport, surprising Bryson with the ardency of her hug, her kiss that was more than the farewell kiss of a friend, immediately after which she turned away in flushed embarrassment.

Elaine had no intentions whatever of following the man who had left Arles with such boorish brusqueness, without even the conventional good-bye at the breakfast-table.

Rhian and Marek said their good-byes, but he swore it would not be long before his ship sailed up River Brue and to the estuary.

They waved merrily, and Cig waved back good-bye, a smile frozen on her face like dried glace.

So he smiled reassuringly at Cyder, kissed her good-bye, then again for luck, and again because he enjoyed it, and disappeared out the nearest window, up the wall, and onto the roofs, his white thermal suit blending seamlessly into the snow and fog.

It showed Fest standing in his doorway, saying good-bye to Haavikko and the Han.

Then he said good-bye to the Talmadges and the Gussings, and boarded the train at sundown.

I called Costa, and told him to go and warn the master of the felucca that I was going the next day, and with this idea I went to bid good-bye to the marquis, who informed me that he had just been taking Petri to see Rosalie, who had received him well enough.

Fleming bid a curt good-bye and had Inkster lead Christian down a hallway to another, smaller conference room.

She waved good-bye to the practical jokester and led the way to the car.

While they were talking over this matter, Jane was called away to receive the linen from the laundress for the last time, and to bid her good-bye.

I stepped off the sled and ran up to Minnie and Lightening to say good-bye.

The sef of course immediately informed the Securitate, and it was good-bye Orfelinat, and hello Institut Limba Strain.