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Meaning of gone by Wiktionary Dictionary

gone


    Alternative forms

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) enPR: gŏn, IPA: /ɡɒn/, X-SAMPA: /gQn/
    • Rhymes: -ɒn
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ɡɔn/, X-SAMPA: /gOn/, enPR: gôn; ( cot–caught merger ) IPA: /ɡɑn/, X-SAMPA: /gAn/, enPR: gŏn
    • Rhymes: -ɔːn

    Verb

    gone

    1. Past participle of go

    Derived terms

    Adjective

    gone ( not generally comparable; )

    1. Away, having left .
      Are they gone already?
    2. ( figuratively ) No longer part of the present situation .
      Don't both trying to understand what Grandma says, she's gone .
      He won't be going out with us tonight. Now that he's engaged, he's gone .
      Have you seen their revenue numbers? They're gone .
    3. No longer existing, having passed .
      The days of my youth are gone .
    4. Used up .
      I'm afraid all the coffee's gone at the moment .
    5. Dead .
    6. ( colloquial ) Intoxicated to the point of being unaware of one's surroundings
      Dude, look at Jack. He's completely gone .
    7. ( colloquial ) Excellent; wonderful .
    8. ( archaic ) Ago ( used post-positionally ).


    Preposition

    gone

    1. ( UK, informal ) Past, after, later than ( a time ) .
      You'd better hurry up, it's gone four o'clock .

    Statistics

    • frequency based on Project Gutenberg corpus">Most common English words before 1923: along · four · wish · #328: gone · times · girl · during

    Anagrams



Explanation of gone by Wordnet Dictionary

gone


    Adjective
    1. dead

    2. destroyed or killed

    3. we are gone geese
    4. no longer retained

    5. gone with the wind
    6. well in the past

    7. bygone days
      dreams of foregone times
      sweet memories of gone summers


    Definition of gone by GCIDE Dictionary

    gone


    1. Go, v. i. [imp. Went ( wĕnt ); p. p. Gone ( gŏn; 115 ); p. pr. & vb. n. Going. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See Wend, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. gān, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. gēn, gān, SW. gå, Dan. gaae; cf. Gr. κιχάναι to reach, overtake, Skr. hā to go, AS. gangan, and E. gang. The past tense in AS., eode, is from the root i to go, as is also Goth. iddja went. √47a. Cf. Gang, v. i., Wend.]
      1. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.

      2. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.

      ☞ In old writers go is much used as opposed to run, or ride. “Whereso I go or ride.” Chaucer.

      You know that love

      Will creep in service where it can not go. Shak.

      Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long that going will scarce serve the turn. Shak.

      He fell from running to going, and from going to clambering upon his hands and his knees. Bunyan.

      ☞ In Chaucer go is used frequently with the pronoun in the objective used reflexively; as, he goeth him home.

      3. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.

      The man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul. 1 Sa. xvii. 12.

      [The money] should go according to its true value. Locke.

      4. To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.

      How goes the night, boy ? Shak.

      I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of man enough. Arbuthnot.

      Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you must pay me the reward. I Watts.

      5. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, “this goes to show”.

      Against right reason all your counsels go. Dryden.

      To master the foul flend there goeth some complement knowledge of theology. Sir W. Scott.

      6. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.

      Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to justify his cruel falsehood. Sir P. Sidney.

      ☞ Go, in this sense, is often used in the present participle with the auxiliary verb to be, before an infinitive, to express a future of intention, or to denote design; as, I was going to say; I am going to begin harvest.



      7. To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.

      By going over all these particulars, you may receive some tolerable satisfaction about this great subject. South.

      8. To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.

      The fruit she goes with,

      I pray for heartily, that it may find

      Good time, and live. Shak.

      9. To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.

      I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God; . . . only ye shall not go very far away. Ex. viii. 28.

      10. To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.

      By Saint George, he's gone!

      That spear wound hath our master sped. Sir W. Scott.

      11. To reach; to extend; to lead; as, “a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.”

      His amorous expressions go no further than virtue may allow. Dryden.

      12. To have recourse; to resort; as, “to go to law”.

      ☞ Go is used, in combination with many prepositions and adverbs, to denote motion of the kind indicated by the preposition or adverb, in which, and not in the verb, lies the principal force of the expression; as, to go against to go into, to go out, to go aside, to go astray, etc.

      Go to, come; move; go away; -- a phrase of exclamation, serious or ironical. -- To go a-begging, not to be in demand; to be undesired. -- To go about. To set about; to enter upon a scheme of action; to undertake. “They went about to slay him.” Acts ix. 29.

      They never go about . . . to hide or palliate their vices. Swift.

      ( Naut. ) To tack; to turn the head of a ship; to wear. -- To go abraod. To go to a foreign country. To go out of doors. To become public; to be published or disclosed; to be current.

      Then went this saying abroad among the brethren. John xxi. 23.Go, v. i. [imp. Went ( wĕnt ); p. p. Gone ( gŏn; 115 ); p. pr. & vb. n. Going. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See Wend, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. gān, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. gēn, gān, SW. gå, Dan. gaae; cf. Gr. κιχάναι to reach, overtake, Skr. hā to go, AS. gangan, and E. gang. The past tense in AS., eode, is from the root i to go, as is also Goth. iddja went. √47a. Cf. Gang, v. i., Wend.]
      1. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.

      2. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.

      ☞ In old writers go is much used as opposed to run, or ride. “Whereso I go or ride.” Chaucer.

      You know that love

      Will creep in service where it can not go. Shak.

      Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long that going will scarce serve the turn. Shak.

      He fell from running to going, and from going to clambering upon his hands and his knees. Bunyan.

      ☞ In Chaucer go is used frequently with the pronoun in the objective used reflexively; as, he goeth him home.

      3. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.

      The man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul. 1 Sa. xvii. 12.

      [The money] should go according to its true value. Locke.

      4. To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.

      How goes the night, boy ? Shak.

      I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of man enough. Arbuthnot.

      Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you must pay me the reward. I Watts.

      5. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, “this goes to show”.

      Against right reason all your counsels go. Dryden.

      To master the foul flend there goeth some complement knowledge of theology. Sir W. Scott.

      6. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.

      Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to justify his cruel falsehood. Sir P. Sidney.

      ☞ Go, in this sense, is often used in the present participle with the auxiliary verb to be, before an infinitive, to express a future of intention, or to denote design; as, I was going to say; I am going to begin harvest.



      7. To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.

      By going over all these particulars, you may receive some tolerable satisfaction about this great subject. South.

      8. To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.

      The fruit she goes with,

      I pray for heartily, that it may find

      Good time, and live. Shak.

      9. To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.

      I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God; . . . only ye shall not go very far away. Ex. viii. 28.

      10. To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.

      By Saint George, he's gone!

      That spear wound hath our master sped. Sir W. Scott.

      11. To reach; to extend; to lead; as, “a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.”

      His amorous expressions go no further than virtue may allow. Dryden.

      12. To have recourse; to resort; as, “to go to law”.

      ☞ Go is used, in combination with many prepositions and adverbs, to denote motion of the kind indicated by the preposition or adverb, in which, and not in the verb, lies the principal force of the expression; as, to go against to go into, to go out, to go aside, to go astray, etc.

      Go to, come; move; go away; -- a phrase of exclamation, serious or ironical. -- To go a-begging, not to be in demand; to be undesired. -- To go about. To set about; to enter upon a scheme of action; to undertake. “They went about to slay him.” Acts ix. 29.

      They never go about . . . to hide or palliate their vices. Swift.

      ( Naut. ) To tack; to turn the head of a ship; to wear. -- To go abraod. To go to a foreign country. To go out of doors. To become public; to be published or disclosed; to be current.

      Then went this saying abroad among the brethren. John xxi. 23.Go, v. i. [imp. Went ( wĕnt ); p. p. Gone ( gŏn; 115 ); p. pr. & vb. n. Going. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See Wend, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. gān, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. gēn, gān, SW. gå, Dan. gaae; cf. Gr. κιχάναι to reach, overtake, Skr. hā to go, AS. gangan, and E. gang. The past tense in AS., eode, is from the root i to go, as is also Goth. iddja went. √47a. Cf. Gang, v. i., Wend.]
      1. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.

      2. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk
    2. Gone , p. p. of Go.