- 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.
- moved away; departed
- faint; weak
- used up; consumed
- ago; past
- ⌂ Slang
- 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).