valedictory

  • 1Valedictory — Val e*dic to*ry, a. Bidding farewell; suitable or designed for an occasion of leave taking; as, a valedictory oration. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Valedictory — Val e*dic to*ry, n.; pl. {Valedictories}. A valedictory oration or address spoken at commencement in American colleges or seminaries by one of the graduating class, usually by the leading scholar. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3valedictory — (adj.) 1650s, from L. valedictum (pp. of valedicere; see VALEDICTION (Cf. valediction)) + ORY (Cf. ory). Valedictory address is recorded from 1779 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4valedictory — [adj] farewell departing, final, goodbye, last, parting, terminal; concept 267 Ant. welcoming …

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  • 5valedictory — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving as a farewell. ► NOUN (pl. valedictories) ▪ a farewell address …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6valedictory — ☆ valedictory [val΄ə dik′tər ē] adj. [< L valedictus (see VALEDICTION) + ORY] said or done at parting, by way of farewell; uttered as a valediction n. pl. valedictories a farewell speech, esp. one delivered at a graduation ceremony …

    English World dictionary

  • 7valedictory — [[t]væ̱lɪdɪ̱ktəri[/t]] valedictories 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A valedictory speech, letter, or performance is one that is intended as a way of saying goodbye when someone leaves another person, a place, or a job. [FORMAL] ...Mr Walker, making his… …

    English dictionary

  • 8valedictory — n. farewell speech 1) to deliver, give a valedictory 2) (misc.) a valedictory address * * * [ˌvælɪ dɪkt(ə)rɪ] give a valedictory (misc.) a valedictory address [ farewell speech ] to deliver …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9valedictory — /val i dik teuh ree/, adj., n., pl. valedictories. adj. 1. bidding good bye; saying farewell: a valedictory speech. 2. of or pertaining to an occasion of leave taking: a valedictory ceremony. n. 3. an address or oration delivered at the… …

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  • 10valedictory — val|e|dic|to|ry [ˌvæləˈdıktəri] n plural valedictories formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: valedictus, past participle of valedicere to say goodbye , from vale goodbye + dicere to say ] a speech or statement in which you say goodbye when… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11valedictory — 1. noun at their fifty year reunion, Estelle Carver read the valedictory that she had delivered in 1954 Syn: speech, address, lecture, declamation 2. adjective a valedictory message Syn: farewell, goodbye, leaving, parting; last, final …

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  • 12valedictory — val•e•dic•to•ry [[t]ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk tə ri[/t]] adj. n. pl. ries 1) bidding good bye; saying farewell: a valedictory speech[/ex] 2) of or pertaining to an occasion of leave taking: a valedictory ceremony[/ex] 3) edu an address delivered at commencement …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13valedictory — Synonyms and related words: Godspeed, address, adieu, after dinner speech, allocution, aloha, chalk talk, conge, debate, declamation, departing, diatribe, doch an dorrach, eulogy, exhortation, farewell, filibuster, final, forensic, forensic… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14valedictory — adjective formal connected with saying goodbye, especially on a formal occasion: a valedictory speech …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15valedictory — /væləˈdɪktəri/ (say valuh diktuhree) adjective 1. bidding farewell; farewell. 2. of or relating to an occasion of leave taking. –noun 3. a valedictory address or oration. 4. US (in colleges and schools) the oration delivered by the valedictorian …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16valedictory — I. adjective Etymology: Latin valedicere Date: 1651 of or relating to a valediction ; expressing or containing a farewell II. noun (plural ries) Date: 1779 1. an address or statement of farewell or leave taking 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17valedictory — 1. adjective Of, or pertaining to, a valedictorian. 2. noun a) A speech given by a valedictorian at a graduation or commencement ceremony. b) A farewell or part …

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  • 18valedictory — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. final, parting, terminal; see last 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I n. farewell speech, goodbye speech. II a. farewell, parting, goodbye, departing, last. ANT.: welcoming, greeting III (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19valedictory — val|e|dic|to|ry [ ,vælə dıkt(ə)ri ] adjective FORMAL relating to saying goodbye, especially on a formal occasion …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20valedictory — val·e dic·to·ry || ‚vælɪ dɪktÉ™rɪ adj. of or about a farewell speech n. ceremonious farewell speech …

    English contemporary dictionary