bygone

adjective by·gone \ ˈbī-ˌgȯn also -ˌgän \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of bygone

: gone by : past
  • bygone days
; especially : outmoded
  • bygone styles

bygone

noun

Examples of bygone in a Sentence

  1. the bygone days of our ancestors

  2. The stone wall is from a bygone age.

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First Known Use of bygone

15th century



BYGONE Defined for English Language Learners

bygone

adjective

Definition of bygone for English Language Learners

  • : gone by : from a time in the past


BYGONE Defined for Kids

1

bygone

adjective by·gone \ ˈbī-ˌgȯn \

Definition of bygone for Students

: gone by : past
  • He lived in a bygone time.

2

bygone

noun by·gone

Definition of bygone for Students

: an event that is over and done with
  • Let bygones be bygones.


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