Origin of agoMiddle English agon, past participle of agon, to depart from Old English agan, to pass away from a-, away + gan: see go
- 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: 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.
- This came in by currier a few minutes ago, sir.
- Five years ago that day she had met Alex.
- How long ago did this happen?
- This was only a few days ago, when we all lost our magic.
- Three weeks ago she would have been embarrassed by such a conversation.