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gone (See go)
adj : functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go" [ant: no-go]


1 a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" [syn: spell, tour, turn]
2 street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: Adam, ecstasy, XTC, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug]
3 a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, pass, whirl, offer]
4 a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters [syn: go game]


1 change location; move, travel, or proceed; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" [syn: travel, move, locomote] [ant: stay in place]
2 follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels" [syn: proceed, move]
3 move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon" [syn: go away, depart] [ant: come]
4 enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!" [syn: become, get]
5 be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"
6 have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..." [syn: run]
7 stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets" [syn: run, pass, lead, extend]
8 follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?" [syn: proceed]
9 be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
10 be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day"
11 make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'" [syn: sound]
12 perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore" [syn: function, work, operate, run] [ant: malfunction]
13 to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest" [syn: run low, run short]
14 progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting" [syn: move, run]
15 continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" [syn: survive, last, live, live on, endure, hold up, hold out]
16 pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action; "How is it going?"; "The day went well until I got your call"
17 pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully" [syn: die, decease, perish, exit, pass away, expire, pass] [ant: be born]
18 be in the right place or situation; "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"; "Where do these books go?" [syn: belong]
19 be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
20 begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!" [syn: start, get going] [ant: stop]
21 have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?" [syn: move]
22 be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?"
23 be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?"
24 blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs" [syn: blend, blend in]
25 lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South" [syn: lead]
26 be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle" [syn: fit]
27 go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?" [syn: rifle]
28 be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"
29 give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates" [syn: plump]
30 stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident" [syn: fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, break, break down] [also: went, gone, goes (pl)]gone adj
1 not present; having left; "he's away right now"; "you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"; "everyone is gone now"; "the departed guests" [syn: away(p), gone(p), departed(a)]
2 destroyed or killed; "we are gone geese" [syn: done for(p), kaput(p), gone(a)]
3 dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend" [syn: asleep(p), at peace(p), at rest(p), deceased, departed]
4 having all been spent; "the money is all gone" [syn: expended, spent]
5 well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era" [syn: bygone, bypast, departed, foregone]
6 no longer retained; "gone with the wind" [syn: gone(p)]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. past participle of go





Extensive Definition

Gone may refer to:
In music:
gone in Finnish: Gone
gone in French: Gone
gone in Italian: Gone
gone in Swedish: gone
gone in Turkish: Gone

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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