from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Success or good fortune.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. An expression of good will when addressing someone, typically someone about to go on a journey or a daring endeavor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Success; prosperous journeying; -- a contraction of the phrase, “God speed you.”
- n. Good speed; prosperity. See Godspeed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wish of success or prosperity; specifically, as a wish in behalf of another, a prosperous journey.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a successful journey
From Middle English God spede (you), may God prosper (you) : God, god; see god + spede, third person sing. present subjunctive of speden, to prosper (from Old English spēdan, from spēd, success; see speed).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English phrase God spede ("may God cause you to succeed"), from God ("god") + spede, subjunctive of speden ("to prosper"), from Old English spēdan, from spēd ("success") (see speed). (Wiktionary)