Definition of gone
- the empty or gone feeling in the abdomen so common in elevators
- —H. G. Armstrong
- was real gone on that man
- —Pete Martin
- she's six months gone
- memories of gone summers
- —John Cheever
- a real gone fashion reporter
- —Inez Robb
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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bitten the dust;
: not present : no longer at a place
: no longer existing
: no longer living
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to pay off by making regular payments
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