- 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 āgān ā- intensive pref. gān to go ; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.