gone

adjective \ ˈgȯn also ˈgän \

Definition of gone

1 a :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
2 a :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

Examples of gone in a Sentence

  1. She should have been back by now. She's been gone for more than an hour.

  2. The outfielder went back to the fence and jumped, but the ball was gone.

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Origin and Etymology of gone

from past participle of go



GONE Defined for English Language Learners

gone

adjective

Definition of gone for English Language Learners

  • : not present : no longer at a place

  • : no longer existing

  • : no longer living


GONE Defined for Kids

1

gone

Definition of gone for Students

  • past participle of go

2

gone

adjective \ ˈgȯn \

Definition of gone for Students

1 :no longer present
  • By the time I arrived, they were gone.
2 :no longer existing
  • The good times are gone.
3 :1dead 1

Medical Dictionary

gone

adjective \ ˈgȯn also ˈgän \

medical Definition of gone

:pregnant
  • she's six months gone


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