[uh-doo, uh-dyoo; French a-dyœ]
good-bye; farewell.
noun, plural adieus, adieux [uh-dooz, uh-dyooz; French a-dyœ] .
the act of leaving or departing; farewell.

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to a (< Latin ad to) + dieu (< Latin deus god)

à deux, adieu, ado (see synonym study at ado). Unabridged
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adieu (əˈdjuː, French adjø)
sentence substitute, —n , pl adieus, adieux
goodbye; farewell
[C14: from Old French, from a to + dieu God]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. adieu, from phrase a dieu (vous) commant "I commend (you) to God," from a "to" (from L. ad) + dieu "God," from L. deum, acc. of deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally said to the party left; farewell was to the party setting forth.
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Example sentences
The senators danced and bounced around, some rejoicing in a victory over gambling, some bidding adieu to the insect invaders.
If they still feel the same way about each other, they will bid adieu to their fiancees and start their affair anew.
The cattle adieu has been years in the planning, but now it is time.
We relented one morning, and against our better judgment opened the coop door
  and bid them adieu.
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