- If all of the candy has been eaten, this is an example of when the candy is gone.
- If someone has died, this is an example of when he is gone.
The definition of gone is something that has left, departed or that is no longer there.
pp. of go
- moved away; departed
- faint; weak
- used up; consumed
- ago; past
- excellent; first-rate
- enraptured or inspired
Origin of goneMiddle English gon from Old English gan
- in an advanced state of deterioration
- nearly dead
Informal infatuated with
Past participle of go1
- a. Being away from a place; absent or having departed.b. Missing or lost: My watch is gone.
- a. No longer in existence; not part of the present: “The biggest catastrophe was the lack of wildlife. The great herds were gone” ( Tom Clynes )b. No longer available; used up: All the rice is gone.c. No longer alive; dead.d. Past; bygone: an era long gone.
- Advanced, as in illness or deterioration: “My poor father was far gone in a decline that took him off” ( Robert Louis Stevenson )
- Ruined; lost: a gone cause.
- Carried away; absorbed: far gone in speculation.
- Slang Infatuated: gone on his sweetheart.
- Slang Pregnant: is five months gone.
- past participle of go
- Away, having left.
- Are they gone already?
- (figuratively) No longer part of the present situation.
- Don't both trying to understand what Grandma says, she's gone.
- He won't be going out with us tonight. Now that he's engaged, he's gone.
- Have you seen their revenue numbers? They're gone.
- No longer existing, having passed.
- The days of my youth are gone.
- Used up.
- I'm afraid all the coffee's gone at the moment.
- (colloquial) Intoxicated to the point of being unaware of one's surroundings
- Dude, look at Jack. He's completely gone.
- (colloquial) Excellent; wonderful.
- (archaic) Ago (used post-positionally).