Definition of “ago” - English Dictionary

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“ago” in British English

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uk /əˈɡəʊ/ us /əˈɡoʊ/

A2 back in time from the present:

He left the house over an hour ago.
The dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago.
Long ago/A long time ago, there lived a girl called Cinderella.

More examples

  • Electrical goods are almost double the price they were a few years ago.
  • "Where's my pen? It was on my desk a minute ago."
  • Twelve thousand years ago, our ancestors were primitive savages living in caves.
  • We made the booking three months ago.
  • It all happened so long ago that it's just a blur to me now.

(Definition of “ago” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ago” in American English

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back in the past; back in time from the present:

That was a few years ago.
Your mother called about an hour ago.
Some time ago I read a book about that.
Are you still seeing Vivian? No, we stopped seeing each other a long time ago.

(Definition of “ago” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)