AskDefine | Define ago

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ago adj : gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'" [syn: agone] adv : in the past; "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S."

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English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

ago, past participle of agon, Anglo-Saxon agan.

Pronunciation

  • , /əˈɡəʊ/, /@'g@U/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Adverb

  1. Past; gone by; since.
    ten years ago
    gone long ago
  2. nearly gone; dead (used in Devonshire at the turn of the 19th century)''

Translations

time past

References

  • G. A. Cooke, The County of Devon

Esperanto

Noun

  1. act, action

Related terms

Italian

Noun

  1. needle

Derived terms

Japanese

Noun

  1. : chin

Latin

Etymology

Cognates include Ancient Greek sc=polytonic, Sanskrit sc=Deva.

Verb

  1. To do, act, make.
  2. To drive.

Võro

Noun

ago

Extensive Definition

AGO is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below:
ago in German: AGO
ago in Esperanto: AGO
ago in French: AGO
ago in Italian: AGO

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antiquated, antique, back, back when, backward, blown over, by, bygone, bypast, dated, dead, dead and buried, deceased, defunct, departed, elapsed, expired, extinct, finished, forgotten, gone, gone by, gone glimmering, gone-by, has-been, into the past, irrecoverable, lapsed, no more, obsolete, over, passe, passed, passed away, past, reminiscently, retroactively, retrospectively, run out, since, vanished, wound up
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