Definition of gone
2a : involved, absorbed far gone in hysteriab : 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 Martinc : 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.
Recent Examples of gone from the Web
OH, L'AMOUR: Electro-pop duo Erasure's World Be Gone debuts at No. 3 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales (6,000 copies sold).
The Ferrara Candy Company is gone, too, sold to a private equity firm in 2012.
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Origin and Etymology of gone
from past participle of go
First Known Use: 1598
GONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gone for English Language Learners
: not present : no longer at a place
: no longer existing
: no longer living
GONE Defined for Kids
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