A French word meaning goodbye till we meet again. It is not as final as adieu, which is used when you do not ever expect to see the person again. Although a French word, it is popular in the English language.

It comes from the French roots 'au' meaning till the and 'revoir' meaing seeing again.

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Au` re*voir" (?). [F., lit., to the seeing again.]

Good-by until we meet again.

 

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