Godspeed God"speed` (g[o^]d"sp[=e]d`), n. Success; prosperous journeying; -- a contraction of the phrase, ``God speed you.'' [Written also as two separate words.] [1913 Webster]

Receive him not into house, neither bid him God speed. --2 John 10. [1913 Webster]

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  • Godspeed — Godspeed, as a word, is a wish for a prosperous journey, success, and good fortune. Godspeed may refer to:* Godspeed (ship), a ship that was captained by Bartholomew Gosnold * Goodspeed (surname), as an alternate or older version of the surname * …   Wikipedia

  • Godspeed — bezeichnet die aus dem Mittelenglischen stammende Wendung „God spede (you)“, ein Wunsch für Erfolg und gutes Gelingen bei einer Unternehmung oder Reise. ein britisches Schiff, siehe Godspeed (Schiff), das 1607 eine Rolle bei der Gründung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • godspeed — also God speed, early 14c., quickly, speedily (late 13c. as a surname), from GOD (Cf. god) + SPEED (Cf. speed). As a parting salutation, from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Godspeed — [gäd΄spēd′] n., interj. [contr. of God speed you: see SPEED, vt. 5] success; good fortune: a wish for the welfare of a person starting on a journey or venture …   English World dictionary

  • Godspeed —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Le Susan Constant, le Godspeed et le Discovery sur u …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Godspeed — [[t]gɒ̱dspi͟ːd[/t]] also godspeed CONVENTION The term Godspeed is sometimes used in order to wish someone success and safety, especially if they are about to go on a long and dangerous journey. [FORMAL] I know you will join me in wishing them… …   English dictionary

  • godspeed — n. (old fashioned) to bid, wish smb. godspeed * * * wish smb. godspeed (old fashioned) to bid …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Godspeed — noun Etymology: Middle English god speid, from the phrase God spede you God prosper you Date: 15th century a prosperous journey ; success < bade him Godspeed > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • godspeed — god|speed Godspeed [ˌgɔdˈspi:d US ˈga:dspi:d, ˌga:dˈspi:d] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: God speed you may God give you success ] spoken old use used to wish someone good luck, especially before a journey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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