- (US) /əˈdu/, /əˈdju/
- (UK) /æˈdjuː/
- Said to wish a final farewell; goodbye.
- 1599, , , BEATRICE. What fire is in mine ears? Can this be true? Stand I condemn'd for pride and scorn so much? Contempt, farewell! and maiden pride, adieu! No glory lives behind the back of such.
- A farewell, a goodbye; especially a fond farewell, or a lasting or permanent farewell. We bid our final adieus to our family, then boarded the ship, bound for America.