Definition of gone in US English:

gone

verb

  • past participle of go

adjective

  • 1No longer present; departed.

    ‘the bad old days are gone’
    ‘while you were gone’
    • ‘Craig Pollock and Jacques Villeneuve were central to the new team, but both have now gone.’
    • ‘One of the differences is when you wrestle in the States, you're gone every weekend.’
    • ‘I was gone that weekend, but by Monday the whole school knew that I was going out with Brent.’
    • ‘It was a wonderful weekend and the hangover is now almost gone.’
    • ‘Once he is gone, I will present the group with an opportunity for a new beginning.’
    • ‘The sun was almost gone, and Rowena shared the garden only with one old man in a wheelchair.’
    • ‘When she returned with her children at the weekend, the floral tribute was gone.’
    • ‘Her parents were gone that weekend, so she was home alone as usual with her siblings away at boarding school.’
    • ‘Also gone will be the familiar red colour scheme, as the Grobs are unable to be painted any other colour than white.’
    • ‘With any luck we can catch the last of the snow riding this weekend before it's all gone.’
    • ‘Also gone is the spare wheel, replaced by a squirt-in-tyre sealant and a plug-in electric pump.’
    • ‘She's probably long gone, too afraid to come back to the Republic to save us.’
    • ‘She didn't want to go outside and look for him because she was afraid he would return while she was gone.’
    • ‘Those moments I remember from the Ireland squad when Duff's shyness got the better of him are virtually gone.’
    • ‘His usually wild curls were flattened in place and the stubble that was normally present was gone.’
    • ‘It was the rudiment of a possible discussion but she was already gone, leaving him alone in the aisle.’
    • ‘You are afraid to put trust in someone because they might be gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘Her parents were gone again for the weekend, so she had the house to herself.’
    • ‘But the days when theatrical lenses were available only to movie stars are long gone.’
    • ‘Sensing that they were gone, I was more afraid to look at Michael than anything else.’
    away, absent, off, out, not present, non-attending, truant
    past, gone by, over, over and done with, no more, done, dead and buried, finished, completed, ended, forgotten, extinct
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    1. 1.1 No longer in existence; dead or extinct.
      ‘an aunt of mine, long since gone’
      • ‘With the internet the prime reason for the existence of cities is gone.’
      • ‘Just the thought of him being dead, being gone, being cold, was enough to make me scream.’
      • ‘When we talked about Mom being dead, he wished us to say not dead but gone.’
      • ‘When the fields of dead grass are gone, and these miracle crops die off too, what will there be for food?’
      • ‘If she was gone, dead and buried, he could move on with his life.’
      • ‘A million manufacturing jobs have gone in the past year alone.’
      • ‘The petroleum industry barely existed 100 years ago and will probably be largely gone 100 years from now.’
      • ‘She woke feelings within him, after he thought all feeling was gone, dead with his people.’
      dead, deceased, expired, departed, no more, passed on, passed away
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    2. 1.2 No longer available.
      ‘all 35,000 tickets will be gone by next weekend’
      • ‘Even though she knew as she walked into her interview the job was still available, she was told it had gone.’
      • ‘Obviously everyone else has had the same idea and the weekend flights have gone already.’
      • ‘Tickets for the last two days have already gone, leaving just February 29 available.’
      • ‘All the numbers under twenty have gone, but there are various numbers available above that.’
      • ‘Some fear it will be gone in another 60 years unless we cut consumption drastically.’
      • ‘Having been consumed, they are gone and are not available to others.’
      • ‘Goods that are consumed are gone and thus not available for use in production.’
      • ‘Much of the available money was gone before the traditional marketing season for lambs even began.’
      used up, consumed, exhausted, finished, spent, depleted, drained, at an end
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    3. 1.3informal In a trance or stupor, especially through exhaustion, drink, or drugs.
      ‘she sat, half-gone, on a folding chair’
    4. 1.4US informal attributive Lost; hopeless.
      ‘spending time and effort on a gone sucker like Galindez’
      past, gone by, over, over and done with, no more, done, dead and buried, finished, completed, ended, forgotten, extinct
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    5. 1.5US informal, dated Excellent; inspired.
      ‘a bunch of real gone cats’
  • 2informal Having reached a specified time in a pregnancy.

    ‘she is now four months gone’
    • ‘Most teenage mums won't even go to their doctor until they are six or seven months gone because they are so afraid.’
    • ‘The first time, I didn't even realise I was pregnant until I was four months gone.’

preposition

British
  • 1(of time) past.

    ‘it's gone half past eleven’
    1. 1.1 (of age) older than.
      ‘she was gone sixty by then’

Phrases

  • be gone on

    • informal Be infatuated with.

      ‘I always knew he was gone on you’

Pronunciation

gone

/ɡôn//ɡɔn/