Definition of “gone” - English Dictionary

“gone” in British English

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uk /ɡɒn/ us /ɡɑːn/

past participle of go


uk /ɡɒn/ us /ɡɑːn/ UK


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 buy food with.

[ after verb ] dead:

Fortunately I'll be dead and gone long before the money runs out.
They did everything they could to save him, but he was already too far gone (= too close to death) when the ambulance arrived.


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

“gone” in American English

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us /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/

gone (GO)

past participle of go

goneadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/

gone adjective [ not gradable ] (DEAD)

no longer living; dead:

Both her parents are gone.

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