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adjective \ˈgȯn also ˈgän\

Simple Definition of gone

  • : not present : no longer at a place

  • : no longer existing

  • : no longer living

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gone

  1. 1 a :  lost, ruined <lost looks and gone faculties — Penelope Gilliatt> b :  dead c :  characterized by sinking or dropping <the empty or gone feeling in the abdomen so common in elevators — H. G. Armstrong>

  2. 2 a :  involved, absorbed <far gone in hysteria> b :  possessed with a strong attachment or a foolish or unreasoning love or desire :  infatuated —often used with on <was real gone on that man — Pete Martin> c :  pregnant <she's six months gone>

  3. 3 :  past <memories of gone summers — John Cheever>

  4. 4 slang :  great <a real gone fashion reporter — Inez Robb>

Examples of gone in a sentence

  1. She should have been back by now. She's been gone for more than an hour.

  2. The outfielder went back to the fence and jumped, but the ball was gone.



Origin and Etymology of gone

from past participle of go


First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with gone



GONE Defined for Kids

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Definition of gone for Students

  1. past participle of go




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gone

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adjective \ˈgȯn\

Definition of gone for Students

  1. 1 :  no longer present <By the time I arrived, they were gone.>

  2. 2 :  no longer existing <The good times are gone.>

  3. 3 :  1dead 1




Medical Dictionary

gone

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adjective \ˈgȯn also ˈgän\

Medical Definition of gone

  1. :  pregnant <she's six months gone>




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