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I UK [ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ] / US [ɡʊdˈbaɪ] interjection
Ways of saying goodbye:
Bye → the most common way of saying goodbye to a friend or someone you know well Cheerio/Cheers → an informal way of saying goodbye See you (later)/Catch you later → an informal way of saying goodbye to someone when you expect to see them again soon So long/See you around/(I'll) be seeing you → used for saying goodbye to someone you know well, when you are not sure when you will see them again Good night/Night → used for saying goodbye when you leave someone at night or before they go to bed Take care/Mind how you go → used when you say goodbye to someone you know well when they are leaving, in order to show that you care about them Safe journey → used when you say goodbye to someone you know well when they are leaving to go on a journey Nice to meet you → used for saying goodbye to someone when you have just met them for the first time
Examples:
Bye/Cheerio, thanks for coming! I'd better go now. I have to pick the children up from school. See you later! So long, it was really nice bumping into you. Good night. Thanks for a great party! Mind how you go. Give my regards to your parents. Safe journey! Give us a ring when you get home. Nice to meet you, Mr Mitchell. Have a good trip back to the States.  hello
used when you are leaving someone or when someone is leaving you, or when you are finishing a telephone call. Bye is a more informal word and is a more common way of saying goodbye to a friend or to someone you know well

"Goodbye, Mr Taylor." "Goodbye, John."

(it's) goodbye (to) something (and) hello (to) somethinginformal used for saying that one activity or period has ended and another one has started


II UK [ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ] / US [ɡʊdˈbaɪ] noun [countable]
Word forms "goodbye":
singular goodbye plural goodbyes
any word or phrase that you say when you leave someone or when someone leaves you

Emma left without even a goodbye.

say your goodbyes:

It was heartbreaking saying our goodbyes at the airport.

say goodbye (to someone) — to use a word or phrase such as "goodbye" or "see you" when you leave someone or when someone leaves you

say/wave/kiss goodbye to something — to accept that you will not achieve, get, or keep something

This latest defeat means they can wave goodbye to any hopes of winning the championship.

wave goodbye (to someone) — to wave your hand when you leave someone or when they leave you


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