- past participle of go
1predicative No longer present; departed.‘you were gone a long time’
away, absent, off, out, not present, non-attending, truantpast, gone by, over, over and done with, no more, done, dead and buried, finished, completed, ended, forgotten, extinctView synonyms
- ‘the bad old days are gone’
- ‘It was the rudiment of a possible discussion but she was already gone, leaving him alone in the aisle.’
- ‘The sun was almost gone, and Rowena shared the garden only with one old man in a wheelchair.’
- ‘Those moments I remember from the Ireland squad when Duff's shyness got the better of him are virtually gone.’
- ‘Also gone is the spare wheel, replaced by a squirt-in-tyre sealant and a plug-in electric pump.’
- ‘Also gone will be the familiar red colour scheme, as the Grobs are unable to be painted any other colour than white.’
- ‘Craig Pollock and Jacques Villeneuve were central to the new team, but both have now gone.’
- ‘His usually wild curls were flattened in place and the stubble that was normally present was gone.’
- ‘Once he is gone, I will present the group with an opportunity for a new beginning.’
- ‘She's probably long gone, too afraid to come back to the Republic to save us.’
- ‘Her parents were gone that weekend, so she was home alone as usual with her siblings away at boarding school.’
- ‘But the days when theatrical lenses were available only to movie stars are long gone.’
- ‘It was a wonderful weekend and the hangover is now almost gone.’
- ‘When she returned with her children at the weekend, the floral tribute was gone.’
- ‘You are afraid to put trust in someone because they might be gone tomorrow.’
- ‘Sensing that they were gone, I was more afraid to look at Michael than anything else.’
- ‘She didn't want to go outside and look for him because she was afraid he would return while she was gone.’
- ‘With any luck we can catch the last of the snow riding this weekend before it's all gone.’
- ‘One of the differences is when you wrestle in the States, you're gone every weekend.’
- ‘I was gone that weekend, but by Monday the whole school knew that I was going out with Brent.’
- ‘Her parents were gone again for the weekend, so she had the house to herself.’
- 1.1No longer in existence; dead or extinct.‘an aunt of mine, long since gone’
dead, deceased, expired, departed, no more, passed on, passed awayView synonyms
- ‘The petroleum industry barely existed 100 years ago and will probably be largely gone 100 years from now.’
- ‘If she was gone, dead and buried, he could move on with his life.’
- ‘With the internet the prime reason for the existence of cities is gone.’
- ‘When we talked about Mom being dead, he wished us to say not dead but gone.’
- ‘She woke feelings within him, after he thought all feeling was gone, dead with his people.’
- ‘When the fields of dead grass are gone, and these miracle crops die off too, what will there be for food?’
- ‘Just the thought of him being dead, being gone, being cold, was enough to make me scream.’
- ‘A million manufacturing jobs have gone in the past year alone.’
- 1.2No longer available; consumed or used up.‘the food's all gone, I'm afraid’
used up, consumed, exhausted, finished, spent, depleted, drained, at an endView synonyms
- ‘Having been consumed, they are gone and are not available to others.’
- ‘Goods that are consumed are gone and thus not available for use in production.’
- ‘Much of the available money was gone before the traditional marketing season for lambs even began.’
- ‘Obviously everyone else has had the same idea and the weekend flights have gone already.’
- ‘Tickets for the last two days have already gone, leaving just February 29 available.’
- ‘Even though she knew as she walked into her interview the job was still available, she was told it had gone.’
- ‘All the numbers under twenty have gone, but there are various numbers available above that.’
- ‘Some fear it will be gone in another 60 years unless we cut consumption drastically.’
- 1.3informal In a trance or stupor, especially through exhaustion, drink, or drugs.
- ‘she sat, half-gone, on a folding chair’
- 1.4US informal attributive Beyond help; in a hopeless state.
past, gone by, over, over and done with, no more, done, dead and buried, finished, completed, ended, forgotten, extinctView synonyms
- ‘spending time and effort on a gone sucker like Galindez’
- 1.5US informal, dated Excellent; inspired.
- ‘a bunch of real gone cats’
2informal predicative Having reached a specified time in a pregnancy.
- ‘she is now four months gone’
- ‘The first time, I didn't even realise I was pregnant until I was four months gone.’
- ‘Most teenage mums won't even go to their doctor until they are six or seven months gone because they are so afraid.’
1British (of time) past.
- ‘it's gone half past eleven’
- 1.1(of age) older than.
- ‘she was gone sixty by then’
- gone away!
A huntsman's cry, indicating that a fox has been started.
Be infatuated with.
- ‘I knew he was awfully gone on you’
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