Complete Definition of "Godspeed"

English
Alternative spellings
God-speed

Etymology
From Middle English, from "God speed you." (May God help you prosper.)

Pronunciation
IPA|/gɒdˈspi:d/

Interjection
Godspeed

  1. An expression of respect and good will when addressing someone, typically someone about to go on a journey or a daring endeavor.
  2. A Christian substitute to the otherwise sacrilegious "good luck", which implies that anything can be random and out of the hands of God. Used to express concern and prayer for someone.

#:Evangelist, after he had kissed him, gave him one smile, and bid him God-speed. (John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress)
#:"I'm wishing you God-speed, Hattersley," cried Arthur, "and aiding you with my prayers." (Anne Brontë, Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
#:Rowland at the garden gate was giving his hostess Godspeed on her way to church. (Henry James, Roderick Hudson)
#:Eight years before he had seen his friend off at the North Wall and wished him God-speed. (James Joyce, Dubliners)

Related terms
farewell
God bless you
Category:English interjections
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