Something that's gone isn't here anymore. If the sun is gone from the sky, it has set for the night and will rise again the next morning.

Things and people that have departed are gone, and times that have passed by are gone. When there's nothing left, it's also gone: "Sorry you got here so late — all the pizza's gone!" You can also use the adjective gone to mean "died" or "passed away," as when your friend tearfully tells you that her beloved goldfish is gone. Gone is from the verb go, from the Old English gan, "to depart or go away."

Definitions of gone
  1. adjective
    no longer retained
    gone with the wind”
    no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered
  2. adjective
    well in the past; former
    “sweet memories of gone summers”
    synonyms: bygone, bypast, departed, foregone
    earlier than the present time; no longer current
  3. adjective
    destroyed or killed
    “we are gone geese”
    synonyms: done for, kaput
    spoiled or ruined or demolished
  4. adjective
    synonyms: asleep, at peace, at rest, deceased, departed
    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
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