gone

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See also: góneʼ

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gon, igon, gan, ȝegan, from Old English gān, ġegān, from Proto-Germanic *gānaz (gone), past participle of *gāną (to go). Cognate with West Germanic Scots gane (gone), West Frisian gien (gone), Low German gahn (gone), Dutch gegaan (gone) and German gegangen (gone).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gone

  1. past participle of go
  2. Alternative spelling of gon or gon': short for gonna, going to.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gone (not comparable)

  1. Away, having left.
    Are they gone already?
  2. (figuratively) No longer part of the present situation.
    Don't both trying to understand what Grandma says, she's gone.
    He won't be going out with us tonight. Now that he's engaged, he's gone.
    Have you seen their revenue numbers? They're gone.
  3. No longer existing, having passed.
    The days of my youth are gone.
  4. Used up.
    I'm afraid all the coffee's gone at the moment.
  5. Dead.
  6. (colloquial) Intoxicated to the point of being unaware of one's surroundings.
    Dude, look at Jack. He's completely gone.
  7. (slang) Entirely given up to; infatuated with; used with on.
    He's totally gone on her.
  8. (colloquial) Excellent; wonderful.
  9. (archaic) Ago (used post-positionally).
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 491:
      Six nights gone, your brother fell upon my uncle Stafford, encamped with his host at a village called Oxcross not three days ride from Casterly Rock.
  10. (US) Weak; faint; feeling a sense of goneness.
  11. Of an arrow: wide of the mark.

Translations[edit]

Preposition[edit]

gone

  1. (Britain, informal) Past, after, later than (a time).
    You'd better hurry up, it's gone four o'clock.

Anagrams[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gone

  1. child

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from Franco-Provençal gonet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gone m (plural gones)

  1. (Lyon dialectal) kid (child)
    Synonyms: enfant, gosse

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English guma.

Noun[edit]

gone

  1. Alternative form of gome (man)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English gān, ġegān.

Verb[edit]

gone

  1. Alternative form of gon (gone)

Plautdietsch[edit]

Verb[edit]

gone (3rd person present jeit, past jinkj, past participle jegone)

  1. to walk
  2. to go, to move
  3. to proceed
  4. (baking, of dough) to rise