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go meaning and definition

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GO noun

Definition of go (noun)

  1. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
  2. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  3. a usually brief attempt
  4. a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

GO verb

Definition of go (verb)

  1. change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    • "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"; "news travelled fast"
    • synonyms: locomote, move, travel
    • antonym: stay in place
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: move, proceed
  3. move away from a place into another direction
    • "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"
    • synonyms: depart, go away
    • antonym: come
  4. 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!"
    • synonyms: become, get
  5. be awarded; be allotted
    • "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"
  6. have a particular form
    • "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
    • synonyms: run
  7. 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"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
    • synonyms: extend, lead, pass, run
  8. follow a certain course
    • "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
    • synonyms: proceed
  9. be abolished or discarded
    • "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
  10. be or continue to be in a certain condition
    • "The children went hungry that day"
  11. make a certain noise or sound
    • "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
    • synonyms: sound
  12. 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"
    • synonyms: function, operate, run, work
    • antonym: malfunction
  13. to be spent or finished
    • "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
    • synonyms: run low, run short
  14. progress by being changed
    • "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
    • synonyms: move, run
  15. continue to live through hardship or adversity
    • "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
    • synonyms: endure, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive
  16. 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"
  17. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  18. 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?"
    • synonyms: belong
  19. be ranked or compare
    • "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
  20. begin or set in motion
    • "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
    • synonyms: get going, start
    • antonym: halt
  21. have a turn; make one's move in a game
    • "Can I go now?"
    • synonyms: move
  22. be contained in
    • "How many times does 18 go into 54?"
  23. be sounded, played, or expressed
    • "How does this song go again?"
  24. blend or harmonize
    • "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
    • synonyms: blend, blend in
  25. lead, extend, or afford access
    • "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
    • synonyms: lead
  26. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    • "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
    • synonyms: fit
  27. go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
    • "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
    • synonyms: rifle
  28. be spent
    • "All my money went for food and rent"
  29. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
    • "I plumped for the losing candidates"
    • synonyms: plump
  30. stop operating or functioning
    • "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
    • synonyms: break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go bad

GO adjective

Definition of go (adjective)

  1. functioning correctly and ready for action
    • "all systems are go"
    • antonym: no-go
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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