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.

Adjective[edit]

gone (not comparable)

  1. Away, having left.
    Are they gone already?
  2. No longer existing, having passed.
    The days of my youth are gone.
    All the little shops that used to be here are now gone.
  3. Used up.
    I'm afraid all the coffee's gone at the moment.
  4. Dead.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 221:
      Dust, that a breath could blow aside, yet that was once, like ourselves, animate with hope, passion, and sorrow, is below; around are the vain memorials of human grief and human pride; yet all alike dedicated to the gone.
  5. Doomed, done for.
    Have you seen the company's revenue? It's through the floor. They're gone.
  6. (colloquial) Not fully aware of one's surroundings, often through intoxication or mental decline.
    Don't bother trying to understand what Grandma says; she's gone.
  7. (slang) Entirely given up to; infatuated with; used with on.
    He's totally gone on her.
  8. (informal, US, dated) Excellent; wonderful.
    It was a group of real gone cats.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 11, in On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454, part 1:
      «All right, all right, don’t drop your gold all over the place. I have found the gonest little girl in the world and I am going straight to the Lion’s Den with her tonight.»
  9. (archaic) Ago (used post-positionally).
    • 1999, George R.R. 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.
  12. Used to indicate the duration of a course of action or state of being, especially pregnancy; pregnant
    She’s three months gone

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.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • gone at OneLook Dictionary Search

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 dialect) 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