Gone meaning

gôn, gŏn
The definition of gone is something that has left, departed or that is no longer there.

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.

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Past participle of go.
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Advanced, as in illness or deterioration.
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Ruined; lost.

A gone cause.

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Carried away; absorbed.

Far gone in speculation.

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Infatuated.

Gone on his sweetheart.

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Pregnant.

Is five months gone.

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Moved away; departed.
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Ruined.
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Lost.
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Dead.
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Faint; weak.
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Used up; consumed.
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Ago; past.
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Away, having left.

Are they gone already?

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(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.

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No longer existing, having passed.

The days of my youth are gone.

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Used up.

I'm afraid all the coffee's gone at the moment.

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(colloquial) Intoxicated to the point of being unaware of one's surroundings.

Dude, look at Jack. He's completely gone.

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(colloquial) Excellent; wonderful.
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(archaic) Ago (used post-positionally).
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(UK, informal) Past, after, later than (a time).

You'd better hurry up, it's gone four o'clock.

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far gone
  • In an advanced state of deterioration.
  • Nearly dead.
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gone on
  • Infatuated with.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of gone

  • From Middle English gon, igon, gan, ȝegan, from Old English gān, ġegān, from Proto-Germanic *gānaz (“gone”), past participle of Proto-Germanic *gāną (“to go”). Cognate with Scots gane (“gone”), West Frisian gien (“gone”), Dutch gegaan (“gone”).

    From Wiktionary