bygone

adjective
by·​gone | \ ˈbī-ˌgȯn also -ˌgän How to pronounce bygone (audio) \

Definition of bygone

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

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bygone noun

Examples of bygone in a Sentence

the bygone days of our ancestors The stone wall is from a bygone age.

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Marshmello actually grabs the mic on this one, singing his heart out to a bygone love. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Marshmello Goes From DJ to Lead Singer on Slushii's 'There x2': Listen," 2 Feb. 2018 Lohan’s brand of fame predates Vanderpump’s: Her particular flavor of pop culture infamy is from a bygone era without smartphones and social media, in which messiness and raw access were the provenance of paparazzi and gossip rags. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Rebooting Lindsay Lohan," 8 Jan. 2019 Before frantically running to the bathroom, with bygone DIY methods of pimple-popping in mind, stop, think, and give your dermatologist a call. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "This Is the Fastest—And Safest—Way to Get Rid of a Pimple," 23 Dec. 2018 At Tuesday’s handover ceremony at a Philippine air force base, the bronze bells stood atop a red platform like silent symbols of a bygone era of hostilities, as American and Philippine flags flapped in the wind. Jim Gomez, The Seattle Times, "US returns 3 disputed bells taken from Philippines in 1901," 11 Dec. 2018 Popular culture tends to stereotype ham-radio operators as tinkerer-geeks from a bygone era—and indeed, many ham operators enjoy fiddling with their gear and learning about how to operate their radios almost as much as using them. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Choose a Two-Way Radio," 10 Dec. 2018 The property’s look is inspired by luxury safaris of a bygone era, but its mission is thoroughly modern: to provide employment and protect flora and fauna. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Two of them are society royalty, a couple of 50 years who symbolize a sort of bygone elegance, while the other two are relative newcomers to the scene. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Meet Wes Gordon, the Young Man Leading the Next Chapter of Carolina Herrera," 8 Aug. 2018 Overheard Memories of bygone meals; romantic mysteries. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Quick Bite: At The Wellington in Belmont, a family-friendly night out," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of bygone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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bygone

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bygone

: gone by : from a time in the past

bygone

adjective
by·​gone | \ ˈbī-ˌgȯn How to pronounce bygone (audio) \

Kids Definition of bygone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

bygone

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by·​gone

Kids Definition of bygone (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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