- The definition of ago is before now or in the past.
An example of ago used as an adjective is in the phrase "days ago."
- Ago is defined as in the past or before.
An example of ago used as an adverb is in the phrase "long ago."
gone by; past; before now: used following the noun: years ago
Origin of agoMiddle English agon, past participle of agon, to depart ; from Old English agan, to pass away ; from a-, away + gan: see go
in the past: long ago
- Gone by; past: two years ago.
- In the past: It happened ages ago.
Origin of agoMiddle English, past participle of agon, to go away, from Old English agan : a-, intensive pref. + gan, to go; see gh&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.