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Meaning of “gone” in the English Dictionary

"gone" in British English

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goneverb

uk   /ɡɒn/  us   /ɡɑːn/
past participle of go

gonepreposition

uk   /ɡɒn/  us   /ɡɑːn/ UK

goneadjective

uk   /ɡɒn/  us   /ɡɑːn/
  • gone adjective (LEFT)

[after verb] If something is gone, there is none of it ​left: All my ​money is gone and I have nothing to ​buyfood with. [after verb] dead: Fortunately I'll be dead and gone ​long before the ​moneyruns out. They did everything they could to ​save him, but he was already too ​far gone (= too ​close to ​death) when the ​ambulancearrived.
  • gone adjective (PREGNANT)

[after noun] mainly UK informal pregnant: How ​far gone is she? (= How ​long has she been ​pregnant?)
(Definition of gone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gone" in American English

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gone

 us   /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/
  • gone (GO)

past participle of go

goneadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/
no ​longerliving; ​dead: Both her ​parents are gone.
(Definition of gone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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