Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Go
  1. a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent''s counters
  2. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  3. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  4. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it''s my go"; "a spell of work"
  5. 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!"
  6. follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
  7. 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"
  8. be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
  9. 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"
  10. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
  11. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
  12. have a turn; make one''s move in a game; "Can I go now?"
  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"
  14. be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"
  15. go through in search of something; search through someone''s belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
  16. 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"
  17. 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 ni
  18. move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"
  19. begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
  20. make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm''"; "The gun went `bang''"
  21. 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"
  22. 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"
  23. be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day"
  24. 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"
  25. be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"
  26. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won''t fit into the puzzle"
  27. 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 ex
  28. lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
  29. blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won''t go with the chairs"
  30. be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?"
  31. be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?"
  32. have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
  33. be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
  34. 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?"
  35. functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go"
Similar Words: go game, crack, fling, pass, whirl, offer, Adam, ecstasy, XTC, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug, spell, tour, turn, become, get, proceed, die, decease, perish, exit, pass away, expire, fail, go bad, give way, give out, conk out, break, break down, move, run, plump, run low, run short, rifle, function, work, operate, travel, locomote, go away, depart, start, get going, sound, survive, last, live, live on, endure, hold up, hold out, fit, lead, extend, blend, blend in, belong


See Also: progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up, overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master, gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground, die out, die off, die back, die down, pass on, move on, march on, go on, move out, withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back, climb, climb up, mount, go up, elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, go out, travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, rise, lift, arise, move up, come up, uprise, sink, settle, go down, go under, set, descend, fall, come down, continue, carry on, proceed, go around, spread, circulate, collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, co-occur with, go with, reach, extend to, touch, line, run along


Hyponyms: sober up, sober, work, take effect, run, take, break, settle, come, drag, drag on, drag out, do, fare, make out, get along, suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, buy it, pip out, drown, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, predecease, starve, famish, fall, succumb, yield, crash, go down, blow out, burn out, blow, misfire, malfunction, misfunction, bluff, bluff out, stalemate, castle, serve, open, draw, cast, trump, ruff, manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate, check, double, roll, cut, service, go around, spread, circulate, carry, ease, whish, float, swap, seek, whine, fly, ride, ghost, betake oneself, pass over, overfly, travel, wend, raft, get around, get about, repair, resort, cruise, journey, come up, round, trundle, push, travel purposefully, swing, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, walk, take the air, weave, wind, thread, meander, forge, spurt, spirt, crawl, creep, scramble, slither, slide, wheel, glide, bounce, jounce, breeze, be adrift, play, swim, turn, move around, circle, slice into, slice through, err, step, drive, motor, automobile, ski, wing, steam, taxi, ferry, sit, prance, rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, uprise, ascend, descend, come down, zigzag, crank, follow, travel along, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on, withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back, retrograde, proceed, go forward, continue, back, pan, precede, lead, pursue, return, go back, get back, come back, derail, jump, flock, accompany, billow, angle, pass, go through, go across, travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip, zoom, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, trail, shack, shuttle, hiss, whoosh, whisk, career, circuit, lance, outflank, propagate, transfer, change, swash, pace, tread, hurtle, whistle, island hop, plow, plough, lurch, sift, bang, precess, snowshoe, beetle, shove off, shove along, come on, get off the ground, take off, snarl, sing, ting, make noise, resound, noise, splat, twang, clang, clangor, clank, clangour, boom, boom out, drum, beat, thrum, rattle, tick, ticktock, ticktack, resonate, vibrate, tweet, twirp, skirl, gurgle, glug, guggle, ping, pink, knock, squelch, chug, ring, peal, buzz, bombinate, bombilate, chime, rustle, snap, crack, honk, blare, beep, claxon, toot, echo, reverberate, thud, thump, clop, clump, clunk, plunk, patter, pitter-patter, tap, rap, click, chatter, pop, tinkle, tink, clink, chink, splash, splosh, slosh, slush, hum, bleep, rumble, grumble, din, ripple, babble, burble, bubble, lap, swish, swosh, swoosh, drone, whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purr, venture, embark, steamroller, steamroll, stand up, hold up, hold water, perennate, live out, tesselate, joint, radiate, ray, go far, go deep


Grouped Verbs: die, fail, go bad, give way, give out, conk out, break, break down, decease, perish, exit, pass away, expire, pass, move, make a motion, run low, run short, run, work, displace, be, live, exist, survive, subsist, blend, blend in, range, fit


Entailments: play, be, live


Derivational Morphology: move, passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release, dead person, dead soul, deceased person, deceased, decedent, departed, death, decease, last, Death, breakdown, equipment failure, failure, test, trial, run, spell, tour, turn, operation, functioning, performance, procedure, locomotion, motive power, motivity, travel, motion, movement, mover, change of location, traveler, traveller, going away, leaving, departer, leaver, goer, audio, sound, process, proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings, sledding, survival, endurance, fit, fitting, try-on, trying on, extent


Language Translations:
Albanian: ecën   Arabic: ذهب  
Basque: joan   Bosnian: ići  
Catalan: anar and desaparèixer   Chinese: and and 围棋  
Croatian: ići   Danish:  
Dutch: gaan and go and verdwijnen   Esperanto: foriri and goo and iri  
Finnish: go, go-peli and kadota and mennä   French: aller and go and s’en aller  
German: gehen and Go and verschwinden   Hungarian: eltűnni and megy  
Ido: irar   Indonesian: pergi  
Irish: téigh   Italian: andare and sparire  
Japanese: 行く and 見えなくなる and 囲碁   Korean: 가다 and 바둑 and 사라지다  
Kurdish: çûn   Latin: ire  
Latvian: iet   Norwegian: forsvinne and reise  
Novial: vada   Persian: رفتن  
Polish: iść   Portuguese: desaparacer and ir  
Romanian: a dispărea and a merge   Russian: го and исчезать and ходить  
Serbian: izčeznuti   Slovak: ísť  
Slovene: iti   Spanish: desaparecer and ir  
Swedish: försvinna and and go   Telugu: వెళ్ళు  
Thai: ไป   Turkish: git  
Ukrainian: ходити   Vietnamese: đi  
Welsh: mynd  
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