See also: góneʼ
From Middle English gon, igon, gan, ȝegan, from Old English gān, ġegān, from Proto-Germanic *gānaz (“gone”), past participle of *gāną (“to go”). Cognate with West Germanic Scots gane (“gone”), West Frisian gien (“gone”), Low German gahn (“gone”), and Dutch gegaan (“gone”).
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: gŏn, IPA(key): /ɡɒn/
- Rhymes: -ɒn
- (General Australian, archaic RP) IPA(key): /ɡɔːn/
- (General American) enPR: gôn, IPA(key): /ɡɔn/
- Rhymes: -ɔːn
- (cot–caught merger, traditional New York City) enPR: gŏn, IPA(key): /ɡɑn/
gone (comparative further gone or goner, superlative furthest gone or gonest)
- Away, having left.
- Are they gone already?
- No longer existing, having passed.
- The days of my youth are gone.
- All the little shops that used to be here are now gone.
- Used up.
- I'm afraid all the coffee's gone at the moment.
- The bulb's gone, can you put a new one in?.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “The Marriage”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 221:
- Dust, that a breath could blow aside, yet that was once, like ourselves, animate with hope, passion, and sorrow, is below; around are the vain memorials of human grief and human pride; yet all alike dedicated to the gone.
- Doomed, done for.
- Have you seen the company's revenue? It's through the floor. They're gone.
- (colloquial) Not fully aware of one's surroundings, often through intoxication or mental decline.
- Don't bother trying to understand what Grandma says; she's gone.
- 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, London: Heinemann, →OCLC, page 28:
- […] she put on a kind of sing-song voice whenever she was pissed, it was one of the signs that she was really gone […]
- (slang) Entirely given up to; infatuated with; used with on.
- He's totally gone on her.
- (informal, US, dated) Excellent, wonderful; crazy.
- It was a group of real gone cats.
- 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 11, in On the Road, Penguin, published 1976, →OCLC, part 1, page 61:
- “All right, all right, don’t drop your gold all over the place. I have found the gonest little girl in the world and I am going straight to the Lion’s Den with her tonight.”
- 1975, Garry Marshall et al., “Richie's Flip Side”, in Happy Days, season 2, episode 21, spoken by Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard):
- Dad, I want to be a jock. All a jock needs is some hep patter and a real gone image. Now, they just don't teach that jazz in college.
- (archaic) Ago (used post-positionally).
- 1999, George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam, published 2011, page 491:
- Six nights gone, your brother fell upon my uncle Stafford, encamped with his host at a village called Oxcross not three days ride from Casterly Rock.
- (US) Weak; faint; feeling a sense of goneness.
- Of an arrow: wide of the mark.
- Used with a genitively constructed duration to indicate for how long a process has been developing, an action has been performed or a state has persisted; pregnant.
- She’s three months' gone
away, having left
- (Britain, informal) Past, after, later than (a time).
- You'd better hurry up, it's gone four o'clock.
- arse has gone clean out of 'er
- arse has gone out of 'er
- arse has gone right out of 'er
- arse is gone right out of 'er
- boldly go where no man has gone before
- da arse is gone right out of 'er
- day gone by
- dead and gone
- far gone
- gone bad
- gone by lunchtime
- gone coon
- gone fishing
- gone north about
- gone with the wind
- gone wrong
- real gone
- to hell and gone
- yesterday is gone
- yesterday's gone
- you never know what you've got till it's gone
- gone at OneLook Dictionary Search
Apparently from Franco-Provençal gonet.
gone m (plural gones)
- “gone”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Old English guma.
- Alternative form of gome (“man”)
From Old English gān, ġegān.
- Alternative form of gon (“gone”)
gone (3rd person present jeit, past jinkj, past participle jegone)