valediction

  • 1 Valediction — Val e*dic tion, n. [L., valedicere, valedictum, to say farewell; vale farewell (imperative of valere to be strong or well) + dicere to say. See {Valiant}, {Diction}.] A farewell; a bidding farewell. Donne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 valediction — 1610s, from pp. stem of L. valedicere bid farewell, from vale, imperative of valere be well (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)) + dicere to say (see DICTION (Cf. diction)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 valediction — ► NOUN 1) the action of saying farewell. 2) a farewell address or statement. ORIGIN from Latin vale goodbye + dicere to say …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 valediction — [val΄ə dik′shən] n. [< L valedictus, pp. of valedicere, to say farewell < vale, farewell (imper. of valere, to be well: see VALUE) + dicere, to say: see DICTION] 1. the act of bidding or saying farewell 2. something said in parting;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Valediction — A valediction (derivation from Latin vale dicere, to say farewell ),[1] or complimentary close in American English,[2] is an expression used to say farewell, especially a word or phrase used to end a letter or message,[3][4] or the act of saying… …

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  • 6 valediction — UK [ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌvæləˈdɪkʃən] noun Word forms valediction : singular valediction plural valedictions formal a) [uncountable] the act of saying goodbye b) [countable] a statement or speech in which someone says goodbye …

    English dictionary

  • 7 valediction — /val i dik sheuhn/, n. 1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave. 2. an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory. [1605 15; < L valediction (s. of valedictio), equiv. to valedict(us), ptp. of… …

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  • 8 valediction — noun Etymology: Latin valedicere to say farewell, from vale farewell + dicere to say more at diction Date: 1613 1. an act of bidding farewell 2. valedictory 1 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 valediction — noun a) A speech made when leaving or parting company. b) The act of parting company. See Also: Vale, valedictory, valedictorian, valiant, diction …

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  • 10 valediction — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. farewell speech, valedictory; farewell, good bye, adieu. See departure, speech. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. send off, good by, farewell; see departure 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A separation of… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 valediction — val|e|dic|tion [ˌvælıˈdıkʃən] n [U and C] formal the act of saying goodbye, especially in a formal speech …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 valediction — val|e|dic|tion [ ,vælə dıkʃən ] noun FORMAL uncount the act of saying goodbye a. count a statement or speech in which someone says goodbye …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 valediction — val·e·dic·tion || ‚vælɪ dɪkʃn n. farewell speech …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 valediction — [ˌvalɪ dɪkʃ(ə)n] noun the action of saying farewell. ↘a farewell. Origin C17: based on L. vale goodbye + dicere to say , on the pattern of benediction …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 valediction — n. Farewell, adieu, leave taking …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 valediction — noun (C, U) formal the act of saying goodbye, especially in a formal speech …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 valediction — val·e·dic·tion …

    English syllables

  • 18 valediction — val•e•dic•tion [[t]ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən[/t]] n. 1) an act of bidding farewell or taking leave 2) an utterance made in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory • Etymology: 1605–15; < L valedictiō=valedic , var. s. of valedīcere to bid farewell… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 valediction — /væləˈdɪkʃən / (say valuh dikshuhn) noun 1. a bidding farewell; a leave taking. 2. an utterance, speech, etc., made at the time of or by way of leave taking. {Latin valedictus, past participle, bidden goodbye + ion} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 valediction — n. 1 the act or an instance of bidding farewell. 2 the words used in this. Etymology: L valedicere valedict (as VALE(2), dicere say), after benediction …

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