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Definition for: go

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
day through himself #117: go how long am

Etymology 1

Mainly representing Old English gān , related to Old High German " gen ". Past tense forms, however, have since the 15th century been replaced by forms from Old English wendan .

Pronunciation

  • ( UK ) AHD: , IPA: /gəu/ , SAMPA: /g@U/
  • ( US ) AHD: , IPA: /gou/ , SAMPA: /goU/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Intransitive Verb

to go ( third-person singular simple present goes , present participle going , simple past went , past participle gone )

  1. To move from a place to another that is further away.
    Why don’t you go with us?
  2. To disappear.
  3. To be destroyed, disintegrate.
  4. To burst into laughter.
  5. Of a machine, to work.
  6. ( often followed by a preposition ) To fit.
    This piece of the jigsaw goes here.
  7. ( followed by a preposition ) To have as its/their proper place.
    My shirts go on this side of the wardrobe and my suits go on the other.
  8. To take a turn in a game, etc.
    It’s her turn to go.
  9. ( colloquial ) To urinate or defecate.
    I really have to go.
    Have you managed to go today, Mrs. Miggins?
  10. to date often used with out

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

move from a place to another that is further away

  • Albanian: ecën
  • Arabic: ذهب (ðáhaba)
  • Basque: joan
  • Catalan: anar
  • Chinese: 去 (qù)
  • Croatian: ići
  • Czech: jet ( by vehicle ), jít ( by walking )
  • Dutch: gaan
  • Esperanto: iri
  • Filipino: magpatuloy
  • Finnish: mennä
  • French: aller
  • German: gehen, fahren ( by vehicle )
  • Greek:
Modern: πάω (páo)
Ancient άγω (ágō)
  • Hebrew: הָלַךְ (halákh)
  • Hungarian: megy
  • Ido: irar
  • Indonesian: pergi
  • Irish: téigh
  • Italian: andare
  • Japanese: 行く (いく, ikú), いらっしゃる (irassháru) (honorific), 参る (まいる, máiru) (humble)
  • Korean: 가다 (gada)
  • Kurdish: çûn
  • Latin: ire, vadere
  • Novial: vada
  • Old English: gān, wendan, wadan, faran, fēran
  • Persian: رَفتَن (ræftæn)
  • Piedmontese: andè
  • Polish: iść, chodzić, jechać ( by vehicle )
  • Portuguese: ir
  • Romanian: a merge, a duce
  • Romansch: ir
  • Russian: ходить / идти (khodít’/idtí, afoot ); ездить / ехать (jézdit’/jékhat’, by transport )
  • Sicilian: iri, annari
  • Slovak: ísť ( by vehicle ), ísť ( by walking )
  • Slovene: iti, oditi
  • Spanish: ir
  • Swedish: gå
  • Swedish: gå ( by walking ); resa, åka ( by vehicle )
  • Telugu: వెళ్ళు (vellu), పోవు (povu), వెళ్ళిపోవు (vellipovu)
  • Thai: ไป (pai)
  • Turkish: git
  • Ukrainian: ходити / іти (khodýty/itý, afoot ); їздити / їхати (jizdyty/jikhaty, by vehicle )
  • Vietnamese: đi

disappear

  • Arabic: اختفى (iχtáfa)
  • Catalan: desaparèixer, anar-se'n
  • Chinese: 走 (zǒu) (leave); 消失 (xiāoshī)
  • Dutch: verdwijnen
  • Esperanto: foriri
  • Finnish: kadota, mennä pois
  • French: s’en aller, partir ( to go away ); disparaitre ( to disappear )
  • German: verschwinden, weggehen, fortgehen
  • Hungarian: eltűnni
  • Italian: sparire
  • Japanese: 見えなくなる (miénaku náru), 去る (saru)
  • Korean: 사라지다 (sarajida)
  • Old English: wendan
  • Portuguese: desaparacer
  • Romanian: a dispărea
  • Russian: исчезать (isčezát’), пропадать (propadát’)
  • Spanish: desaparecer
  • Swedish: försvinna
  • Vietnamse: biến mất

be destroyed

  • Esperanto: rompiĝi
  • Finnish: tuhoutua
  • German: kaputtgehen, kaputt sein, zerstört sein
  • Italian: distruggere, disintegrare
  • Portuguese: destruir
  • Romanian: a distruge
  • Russian: сломаться (slomát’sja), распадаться (raspadát’sja)
  • Spanish: destruir
  • Vietnamse: bị phá hủy

take a turn

  • Esperanto: preni sian vicon
  • Finnish: olla vuoro
  • German: dran sein, ziehen
  • Russian: ходить (khodít’)

colloquial: to urinate See pee

  • Chinese : 走 (zǒu), 达到 (dádào) (1), 运转 (yùnzhuǎn) (5), 小便 (xiǎobiàn) (6)
  • Guarani : ha
  • Hebrew : הָלַךְ (halakh), נָסַע (nas‘a); עָזַב (‘azav), עָבַר (‘avar)
  • Indonesian : pergi
  • Interlingua : ir, vader
  • Tupinambá : só
  • Turkish : gitmek

Derived terms

Related terms

  • wend

Transitive Verb

to go ( third-person singular simple present goes , present participle going , simple past went , past participle gone )

  1. To make (a specified sound).
    Cats go meow and cows go moo.
    The engine went phut and then it stopped.
  2. ( slang ) To say (some reported speech).
    So he goes "Why?" and she goes "Just because."

Translations

make (the specified sound)

  • Esperanto: fari
  • Finnish: päästää (ääni), äännellä, sanoa, panna ( dialectal )
  • French: faire
  • German: machen
  • Russian: говорить (govorít’)
  • Spanish: hacer
  • Swedish: ljuda, låta, säga

slang: to say

  • Russian: говорить / сказать (govorít’ / skazát’)

Noun

go ( plural goes )

  1. A turn at something.
    You’ve been on it long enough—now let your brother have a go .
  2. A turn in a game.
    It’s your go .
  3. An attempt.
    I’ll give it a go .
  4. An approval to do something or a something that has been approved to do.
    We will begin as soon as the boss says it's a go .

Synonyms

Translations

turn at something

  • Esperanto: vico
  • Finnish: vuoro
  • French: tour m .
  • Portuguese: vez f . , turno m .
  • Russian: очередь (óčered’) f .
  • Swedish: tur c .

turn in a game

  • Esperanto: vico
  • Finnish: vuoro
  • French: tour m .
  • Portuguese: vez f . , turno m .
  • Russian: очередь (óčered’) f .
  • Swedish: tur c .

attempt

  • Esperanto: provo
  • Finnish: yritys
  • French: essai m .
  • Portuguese: tentativa f .
  • Romanian: tentativă f .
  • Russian: попытка (popýtka) f .
  • Spanish: intento m .
  • Swedish: försök c .

See also

Etymology 2

From the Japanese character 碁 (go), though it is usually called 囲碁 (igo) in Japanese.

Noun

go ( uncountable )

  1. A board game, originally from China, played in East Asia. has an article on Go .

Translations

board game

  • Chinese: 围棋 (wéiqí)
  • Dutch: go n .
  • Esperanto: goo
  • Finnish: go, go-peli
  • French: go m . , jeu de go m .
  • German: Go n .
  • Japanese: 囲碁 (igo), 碁 (go)
  • Korean: 바둑 (badug, baduk)
  • Russian: го (go)
  • Swedish: go c .
  • Chinese : 轮到 (lún dào) (1), 尝试 (chángshì) (2), 排泄 (páixiè) (3)
  • Interlingua : vice, torno (1); tentativa (2)
  • Romanian : rând n . (1), încercare f . (2), tentativă f . (2)

See also


Dutch

Noun

go n .

  1. go ( the game )

Croatian

Etymology

From a Common Slavic gol

Adjective

go

  1. naked

French

Noun

go m .

  1. go ( the game )

Synonyms


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [go, gə]

Conjunction

go ( triggers eclipsis )

  1. that ( used to introduce a subordinate clause )
  2. until

Particle

go ( prefixes "h" to vowels )

  1. used to make adverbs and predicative adjectives

Particle

go ( triggers eclipsis )

  1. used with the subjunctive

Preposition

go ( prefixes h to vowels )

  1. to, till, until

Japanese

Noun

go

  1. 語: language
  2. 碁: a board game

Numeral

go

  1. 五: five

Other Translations for "go"

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Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codego
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