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Definitions of go

  1. To move; to pass from one place, state, or station to another; to walk; to travel; to depart; to proceed; to advance; to apply; to have recourse to; to be about to do; to pass; to circulate; to flow; to proceed by some principle or rule; to be freed from restraint; to lead in any direction; to extend; to avail; to be accounted in value; to happen; to turn out; to fare. To go about, to set one's self to a business; to tack. To go abroad, to walk out of a house; to be uttered or published. To go against, to invade; to march to attack. To go aside, to withdraw or retire into a private situation; to err. To go astray, to wander; to break from an inclosure; to sin. To go away, to depart. To go between, to mediate. To go by, to pass near and beyond. To go down, to descend in any manner; to fail. To go for nothing, to have no meaning or efficacy. To go forth, to issue or depart out of a place. To go forward, to advance. To go hard with, to be in danger of a fatal issue. To go in, to enter. To go in and out, to do the business of life. To go off, to depart to a distance; to die; to explode. To go on, to advance forward. To go out, to issue forth; to go on an expedition; to become extinct. To go over, to read; to examine; to pass from one party to another. To go through, to pass through a substance; to accomplish. To go through with, to come to the end. To go under, to be talked of or known. To go up, to ascend; to rise. To go upon, to proceed as on a foundation. To go with, to accompany; to side. To go ill with, not to prosper. To go well with, to have good fortune. To go without, to be or remain destitute. Go to, come; move; begin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Colloquially, to bear or afford; as, I can't go the price; to become responsible for; as, to go ball; to bet or wager; as, I'll go you a box of candy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; - generally with over or through. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To pass from one place to another: to be in motion: to proceed: to walk: to depart from: to lead in any direction: to extend: to tend: to be about to do: to pass in report: to pass, as in payment: to be accounted in value: to happen in a particular way: to turn out: to fare:-pr.p. going; pa.t. went; pa.p. gone. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To move; proceed; depart; tend; be about to do. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To move from one place to another; depart; proceed; reach; tend; be about to do; intend; suit; fit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To pass away; be expended; die. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. be in the right place or situation; "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"; "Where do these books go?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. change location; move, travel, or proceed; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect";"The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. To move from one place to another; to pass; to proceed; to depart; to walk; to be pregnant; to run; to take a direction; to contribute, as, the different ingredients which go to make up the compound; to conduce; to fall out or terminate; to reach or be extended: to fare. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. Going. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. (Japanese) a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. Act; working; operation. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Noisy merriment; as, a high go. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A glass of spirits. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Colloquially, the fashion; energy; an agreement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  48. functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  49. a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. be spent; "All my money went for food and rent" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action; "How is it going?"; "The day went well until I got your call" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  60. be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  61. have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..." Wordnet Dictionary DB
  62. be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  63. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. Went. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for go

  1. " But I didn't go – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  2. I mean to go – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)