Definition and Meanings for go

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Go is ranked 35 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of go

past participle, intransitive verb, imperfect, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun

Etymology of go

oe. gan, gon, as. g, akin to d. gaan, g. gehn, gehen, ohg. g, g, sw. g, dan. gaae; cf. gr. kicha`nai to reach, overtake, skr. h to go, as. gangan, and e. gang. the past tense in as., eode, is from the root i to go, as is also goth. iddja went. a. cf. gang, v. i., wend

Meaning of go


as past participle

  • gone.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, intransitive verb

  • to pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
  • to move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
  • to be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
  • to proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.
  • to proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.
  • to apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
  • to proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.
  • to be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
  • to move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.
  • to pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
  • to reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to new york.
  • to have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.

as transitive verb

  • to take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
  • to bet or wager; as, i'll go you a shilling.

as noun

  • act; working; operation.
  • a circumstance or occurrence; an incident.
  • the fashion or mode; as, quite the go.
  • noisy merriment; as, a high go.
  • a glass of spirits.
  • power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.
  • that condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.
  • something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.
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