[gəʊ] or [go]


(noun.) a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters.

(noun.) a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); 'it's my go'; 'a spell of work'.

(verb.) be abolished or discarded; 'These ugly billboards have to go!'; 'These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge'.

(verb.) be spent; 'All my money went for food and rent'.

(verb.) move away from a place into another direction; 'Go away before I start to cry'; 'The train departs at noon'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) be or continue to be in a certain condition; 'The children went hungry that day'.

(verb.) be awarded; be allotted; 'The first prize goes to Mary'; 'Her money went on clothes'.

(verb.) lead, extend, or afford access; 'This door goes to the basement'; 'The road runs South'.

(verb.) be ranked or compare; 'This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go'.

(verb.) be sounded, played, or expressed; 'How does this song go again?'.

(verb.) be contained in; 'How many times does 18 go into 54?'.

(adj.) functioning correctly and ready for action; 'all systems are go' .

Editor: Michel--From WordNet


(p. p.) Gone.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.

(v. i.) To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.

(v. i.) To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.

(v. i.) To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.

(v. t.) To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.

(v. t.) To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.

(n.) Act; working; operation.

(n.) A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.

(n.) The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.

(n.) Noisy merriment; as, a high go.

(n.) A glass of spirits.

(n.) Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.

(n.) 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.

Typed by Dido

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. [1]. Move, pass, proceed, advance, make progress, go on.[2]. Walk, go on foot.[3]. Travel, journey.[4]. Depart, set out, go away.[5]. Reach, extend.[6]. Contribute, concur, tend, avail, have effect, be of use, be of service.[7]. Fare, eventuate, turn out.[8]. Be considered, be reckoned, be esteemed.[9]. Be about, be on the point.

interj. Begone, avaunt, aroynt, get you gone, be off, go along, off with you, get along with you, go your way, go about your business.

Checked by Letitia


v.i. 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: to give way:—pr.p. gō′ing; pa.t. went; pa.p. gone (gon).—n. affair matter as in 'a pretty go:' fashion as in 'all the go:' energy activity.—adj. Go′-ahead′ dashing energetic.—ns. Go′-between′ Gō′er-between′ (Shak.) one who is agent between two parties; Go′-by escape by artifice: evasion: any intentional disregard: in coursing the act of passing by or ahead in motion.—adj. Go-to-meet′ing (coll.) used of clothes good and fit for public use.—Go about (B.) to set one's self about: to seek: to endeavour; Go about one's business to attend to one's duties: to be off; Go abroad to go to a foreign country: to leave one's house; Go against to invade: to be repugnant to; Go aside to err: to withdraw retire; Go at to attack; Go beyond (B.) to overreach; Go down to sink decline: to be believed or accepted; Go far to last long; Go for to pass for: to attack: to take up a line of policy; Go for nothing to have no value; Go hard with to be in real difficulty or danger; Go in and out to come and go freely; Go in for to be in favour of: to aim after; Go in unto to have sexual intercourse with; Go it to act in a striking or dashing manner—often in imperative by way of encouragement; Go off to leave: to die: to explode: to fade; Go on to proceed; Go one better to take a bet and add another more to it: to excel another in fitness for some purpose; Go one's way to depart; Go out to become extinct or expire; Go over to study to examine; Go the whole hog to go to the fullest extent; Go through to perform thoroughly to accomplish; Go through fire and water to undertake any trouble or risks for one's end (from the usage in ancient ordeals); Go to come now (a kind of interjection like the L. agedum the Gr. ἄγε νυν); Go to pieces to break up entirely to be dismembered; Go to the wall to be pushed aside passed by; Go under to be called by some title or character: to be overwhelmed or ruined to die; Go well to prosper; Go with to accompany: to agree accord; Go without saying to be plainly self-evident (Fr. Cela va sans dire).—Great go a degree examination compared with Little go a preliminary examination in the university of Cambridge; Let go to release to quit hold of; No go not possible: of no use.

Checked by Hugo


Typist: Susan


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