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adjective or adverb \ə-ˈgō\

Definition of ago

  1. :  earlier than the present time <10 years ago>

Origin and Etymology of ago

Middle English agon, ago, from past participle of agon to pass away, from Old English āgān, from ā- (perfective prefix) + gān to go — more at abide, go


First Known Use: 14th century



AGO Defined for English Language Learners

ago

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adjective or adverb \ə-ˈgō\

Definition of ago for English Language Learners

  • : in the past : before the present time : before now


AGO Defined for Kids

ago

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adverb \ə-ˈgō\

Definition of ago for Students

  1. :  before this time <a week ago>



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