gone Definition

  • 1no longer present or available
  • 2advanced in a specified direction or manner
  • 3dead or lost

Using gone: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "gone" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The cake is gone, I ate the last slice.

  • Example

    She's been gone for hours, I wonder where she went.

  • Example

    The opportunity is gone, we missed our chance.

  • Example

    The sun has gone down, it's getting dark.

gone Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with gone

  • be gone on someone/something

    to be very fond of or infatuated with someone or something


    Ever since she saw that movie, she's been gone on the lead actor.

  • to have done something that is unacceptable or extreme


    I think you've gone too far with your criticism, it's starting to become hurtful.

  • something that has disappeared or is no longer available


    The old building is gone with the wind, replaced by a modern skyscraper.


Summary: gone in Brief

The word 'gone' [ɡɒn] describes something that is no longer present or available, or has advanced in a certain direction. It can also refer to something that is dead or lost. Examples include 'The cake is gone,' and 'She's been gone for hours.' Phrases include 'be gone on someone/something,' meaning to be infatuated, and 'gone too far,' meaning to have crossed a line.