gone

adjective
\ ˈgȯn also ˈgän \

Definition of gone 

1a : 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

2a : 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

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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.

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Mentally and physically exhausted from trying to console the family members of someone gone way too soon and in a violent manner. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "D.C. Council member’s cousin among 3 shot, wounded Tuesday night," 30 May 2018 Some of the heroes should probably be gone and stay gone. Jason Parham, WIRED, "We Need to Talk About the Ending of Avengers: Infinity War," 1 May 2018 North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission game warden Toby Jenkins took the cub, which seemed to have gone days without eating, reported The Associated Press. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Tiny, abandoned baby bear ‘rescued’ by black Lab during hiking trip outside Saluda | Charlotte Observer," 4 Apr. 2018 Neither Lue nor the organization expects him to be gone long -- both sides say certainly before the playoffs start in mid-April, but maybe even before the month is out. Joe Vardon, cleveland.com, "Larry Drew learned Cavaliers were his 'show' in 1:30 a.m. text from Tyronn Lue," 19 Mar. 2018 John's and Harry's relationship is too far gone to fix it. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: Cincinnati City Hall's 1st quarter progress report. Warning: It's not pretty," 16 Mar. 2018 Running David Montgomery also thought the play should’ve gone to Iowa State. Nathan Ruiz, ajc, "Iowa State WR Marchie Murdock on end zone INT: ‘They robbed me’," 11 Nov. 2017 Hopefully, Germany and Europe are not too far gone to hear it. Jonah Shepp, Daily Intelligencer, "Angela Merkel Won Reelection, But Is She Still the Leader of the Free World?," 25 Sep. 2017 That’s an advantage not available to lower-income students, even those who’ve gone attending an outstanding high school like those run by charter operator KIPP. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Sheryl Sandberg Creates Scholarship Program to Honor Late Husband," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of gone

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for gone

from past participle of go

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The first known use of gone was in 1598

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More Definitions for gone

gone

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gone

: not present : no longer at a place

: no longer existing

: no longer living

gone

Kids Definition of gone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past participle of go

gone

adjective
\ ˈgȯn \

Kids Definition of gone (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : no longer present By the time I arrived, they were gone.

2 : no longer existing The good times are gone.

gone

adjective
\ ˈgȯn also ˈgän \

Medical Definition of gone 

: pregnant she's six months gone

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