Simple Definition of gone
: not present : no longer at a place
: no longer existing
: no longer living
Full Definition of gone
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 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 : past <memories of gone summers — John Cheever>
4 slang : great <a real gone fashion reporter — Inez Robb>
Examples of gone in a sentence
She should have been back by now. She's been gone for more than an hour.
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
ban, Bonn, chon, con, conn, dawn, don, Don, drawn, faun, fawn, guan, Jon, khan, maun, mon, on, pan, pawn, prawn, Shan, spawn, swan, wan, yawn, yon, yuan
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