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GONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gone mean? 

GONE (adjective)
  The adjective GONE has 6 senses:

1. not present; having left
2. destroyed or killed
3. dead
4. having all been spent
5. well in the past; former
6. no longer retained

  Familiarity information: GONE used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


GONE (adjective)


Sense 1gone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not present; having left

Synonyms:

away; departed; gone

Context examples:

he's away right now / you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away / everyone is gone now / the departed guests

Similar:

absent (not in a specified place physically or mentally)


Sense 2gone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroyed or killed

Synonyms:

done for; kaput; gone

Context example:

we are gone geese

Similar:

destroyed (spoiled or ruined or demolished)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 3gone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dead

Synonyms:

at peace; deceased; at rest; asleep; gone; departed

Context examples:

he is deceased / our dear departed friend

Similar:

dead (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life)

Domain usage:

euphemism (an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive)


Sense 4gone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having all been spent

Synonyms:

expended; spent; gone

Context example:

the money is all gone

Similar:

exhausted (completely emptied of resources or properties)


Sense 5gone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Well in the past; former

Synonyms:

foregone; bypast; bygone; departed; gone

Context examples:

bygone days / dreams of foregone times / sweet memories of gone summers / relics of a departed era

Similar:

past (earlier than the present time; no longer current)


Sense 6gone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

No longer retained

Context example:

gone with the wind

Similar:

lost (no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered)


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