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 (ə-gôn′, ə-gŏn′)
adv. & adj. Archaic
Gone by; past.

[Middle English agon, past participle of agon, to go away; see ago.]


an archaic word for ago



1. gone; gone by; past (usu. prec. by a noun): five days ago.
2. in the past: It happened long ago.
[before 1000; Middle English ago(n), Old English āgān, past participle of āgān to go by, pass =ā- a-3 + gān to go1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.agone - gone byagone - gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
References in classic literature ?
Yonder woman, Sir, you must know, was the wife of a certain learned man, English by birth, but who had long ago dwelt in Amsterdam, whence some good time agone he was minded to cross over and cast in his lot with us of the Massachusetts.
Marooned three years agone," he continued, "and lived on goats since then, and berries, and oysters.
For, friend John, hardly had my knife severed the head of each, before the whole body began to melt away and crumble into its native dust, as though the death that should have come centuries agone had at last assert himself and say at once and loud, "I am here