Definition of gonna in English:



  • Going to.

    ‘we're gonna win this game’
    • ‘You're gonna be famous, but only if you jump over everybody and scratch their eyes out.’
    • ‘It's gonna be tough to stay focussed on plumbing and tiling which is my true destiny this week.’
    • ‘He told me about the new place he was gonna work for and to be honest, it sounds ok, but nothing special.’
    • ‘I can assure him that if a dog's gotta go then it's gonna go - regardless of where it is.’
    • ‘We were gonna go off to church again tonight, but there was no-one to look after Boo.’
    • ‘Mind you, they are gonna have to raise the stakes for the next series, so you never know.’
    • ‘This is something they mentioned they were gonna do after I'd found myself a place of my own.’
    • ‘I'm not gonna review it as there are hundreds of great reviews on the web and I agree with them all.’
    • ‘The game's gonna be the night before the carnival, and I expect you all to be here.’
    • ‘He's gonna get lonely real quick and end up with a lot of females who prefer to just be friends.’
    • ‘I know he's gonna come and try to take me out in the first round, but I'm just not gonna allow it.’
    • ‘Oh what a post that is gonna be, it's been festering for a while let me tell you!’
    • ‘I really felt like both of us were gonna be excited for the other one if we won and that meant a lot.’
    • ‘It got to the point where I decided that I'm gonna stay here until I darn well make it.’
    • ‘It's gonna have to be a kennel in the back garden, which isn't a very good solution.’
    • ‘She's made Simon realise he wants her and she's gonna leave him dangling for a bit.’
    • ‘These people deserve to be on a team that is gonna compete for the championship and have a chance to win races.’
    • ‘I'm gonna take a liberty and speak for Edward and Barry and say that we love what we're doing.’
    • ‘A whole five days off work and three of them are gonna be spent looking after old people.’
    • ‘I'm gonna drag you home tonight and we're going to explore this concept of evolution.’


Early 19th century (as ganna): representing a regional or colloquial pronunciation.