gone on

gone

[gawn, gon]
verb
1.
past participle of go1.
adjective
2.
departed; left.
3.
lost or hopeless.
5.
that has passed away; dead.
6.
7.
weak and faint: a gone feeling.
8.
used up.
9.
Slang.
a.
pregnant: two months gone.
b.
great; outstanding.
c.
exhilarated; inspired.
Idioms
10.
far gone,
a.
much advanced; deeply involved.
b.
nearly exhausted; almost worn out.
c.
dying: The rescue party finally reached the scene of the crash, but most of the survivors were already far gone.
11.
gone on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with: He is still gone on the woman who jilted him.
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gone (ɡɒn)
 
vb
1.  the past participle of go
 
adj
2.  ended; past
3.  lost; ruined (esp in the phrases gone gooseorgosling)
4.  dead or near to death
5.  spent; consumed; used up
6.  informal faint or weak
7.  informal having been pregnant (for a specified time): six months gone
8.  slang (usually foll by on) in love (with)
9.  slang in an exhilarated state, as through music or the use of drugs
10.  informal gone out blank and without comprehension, as if stupefied in surprise
 
adv
11.  past: it's gone midnight

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Word Origin & History

go
O.E. gan "to go," from W.Gmc. *gai-/*gæ- (cf. O.Fris. gan, M.Du. gaen, Ger. gehen), from PIE *ghei-, perhaps connected to Skt. jihite "goes away," Gk. kikhano "I reach, meet with," but there is not general agreement on cognates. The O.E. past tense was eode, of uncertain origin but evidently
once a different word (perhaps connected to Goth. iddja); it was replaced 1400s by went, formerly past tense of wenden "to direct one's way" (see wend). In northern England and Scotland, however, eode tended to be replaced by gaed, a construction based on go. In modern English, only be and go take their past tenses from entirely different verbs. The word in its various forms and combinations takes up 45 columns of close print in the OED. The noun sense of "a try or turn at something" is from 1825; meaning "something that goes, a success" is from 1876. Verbal meaning "say" emerged 1960s in teen slang. Going to "be about to" is from late 15c. Go for broke is from 1951, Amer.Eng. colloquial; go down on "perform oral sex on" is from 1916. That goes without saying (1878) translates Fr. cela va sans dire. Phrase on the go "in constant motion" is from 1843; go-between is 1598; go-getter is 1910, Amer.Eng., but goer, with essentially the same meaning, is late 14c. Goner "something dead or about to die" is first recorded 1850.
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