gone (gôn, gŏn)
Past participle of go1.
a. Being away from a place; absent or having departed.
b. Missing or lost: My watch is gone.
a. No longer in existence; not part of the present: "The biggest catastrophe was the lack of wildlife. The great herds were gone" (Tom Clynes).
b. No longer available; used up: All the rice is gone.
c. No longer alive; dead.
d. Past; bygone: an era long gone.
3. Advanced, as in illness or deterioration: "My poor father was far gone in a decline that took him off" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
4. Ruined; lost: a gone cause.
5. Carried away; absorbed: far gone in speculation.
6. Slang Infatuated: gone on his sweetheart.
7. Slang Pregnant: is five months gone.
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