What does the word godspeed mean?

Usage examples for godspeed

  1. " There it stands, Melissa," he said to the girl, who had come out with an admiring little company to bid Jared's masterpiece godspeed. – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  2. The Princess, however, was quickly summoned, and Don Quixote knelt on his stiff knees before her; but ere he had finished his long harangue of request, she- having been advised of the urgency of the situation- had already given him permission and wished him godspeed. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  3. You cannot say " Godspeed!" – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton