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Definition of "gone" []

  • Past participle of go1. (verb)
  • Being away from a place; absent or having departed. (adjective)
  • Past; bygone. (adjective)
  • Advanced beyond hope or recall. (adjective)
  • Dying or dead. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gone" in a sentence
  • "When he was gone, the realization that he was *gone* was mind-blowing and devastating."
  • "On further inquiry, the man stated that since the cat came _down the tree_, it was a sign that his brother had gone down to hell; but had the cat _gone up the tree_, it would have shown that he had gone up to heaven."
  • "“Edgar is gone, ” said the mother, with head half bowed, —“gone to work in Nashville; he and his father couldn’t agree."