bygone

  • 1 Bygone — By gone (b[imac] g[o^]n ; 115), a. Past; gone by. Bygone fooleries. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Bygone — By gone , n. Something gone by or past; a past event. Let old bygones be Tennyson. [1913 Webster] {Let bygones be bygones}, let the past be forgotten. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 bygone — index antique, former, obsolete, outdated, outmoded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 bygone — (adj.) early 15c., from BY (Cf. by) + GONE (Cf. gone). Cf. similar construction of AFORESAID (Cf. aforesaid) …

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  • 5 bygone — [adj] in the past ancient, antiquated, archaic, belated, dated, dead, defunct, departed, down memory lane*, erstwhile, extinct, forgotten, former, gone, gone by, in oblivion, late, lost, of old, of yore, olden, oldfangled, oldfashioned, old time …

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  • 6 bygone — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ belonging to an earlier time. ● let bygones be bygones Cf. ↑let bygones be bygones …

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  • 7 bygone — [bī′gôn΄] adj. that has or have gone by; past; former n. anything that is gone or past let bygones be bygones to let past offenses or disagreements be forgotten …

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  • 8 bygone — adjective Date: 15th century gone by ; past < bygone days >; especially outmoded < bygone styles > • bygone noun …

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  • 9 bygone — [[t]ba͟ɪgɒn, AM gɔːn[/t]] bygones 1) ADJ: ADJ n Bygone means happening or existing a very long time ago. The book recalls other memories of a bygone age. ...bygone generations. Syn: past 2) PHRASE If two people let bygones be bygones, they decide …

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  • 10 bygone — by|gone [ˈbaıgɔn US go:n] adj bygone age/era/days etc a period of time in the past ▪ The buildings reflect the elegance of a bygone era …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 bygone — by|gone [ baı,gɔn ] adjective only before noun happening or existing during a period of time in the past: bygone age/era/days/times: These pictures belong to a bygone age …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 bygone — adjective bygone age/era/days etc an expression meaning a period of time in the past: The buildings reflect the elegance of a bygone era …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 bygone — UK [ˈbaɪɡɒn] / US [ˈbaɪˌɡɔn] adjective [only before noun] happening or existing during a period of time in the past bygone age/era/days/times: These photos belong to a bygone age …

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  • 14 bygone — /buy gawn , gon /, adj. 1. past; gone by; earlier; former: The faded photograph brought memories of bygone days. n. 2. Usually, bygones. that which is past: Let s not talk of bygones. 3. let bygones be bygones, to decide to forget past… …

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  • 15 bygone — 1. adjective /ˈbaɪɡɒn,ˈbɑjgɑn/ Having been or happened in the far past. Near by he could see the thicket of raspberry canes, growing tall and close like a tropical jungle, in whose shadow he had played with the Boy on bygone mornings. 2. noun… …

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  • 16 bygone — adj. Bygone is used with these nouns: ↑age, ↑era …

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  • 17 bygone — adjective it recaptures a bygone era Syn: past, former, olden, earlier, previous, one time, long ago, of old, ancient, antiquated; departed, dead, extinct, defunct, out of date, outmoded; literary of yore Ant …

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  • 18 bygone — by•gone [[t]ˈbaɪˌgɔn, ˌgɒn[/t]] adj. 1) earlier; former; past: bygone days[/ex] 2) Usu., bygones. previous times or experiences • let bygones be bygones Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME (north) by gane; see gone, by I …

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  • 19 bygone — /ˈbaɪgɒn / (say buygon) adjective 1. past; gone by; out of date: bygone days. –noun 2. that which is past. –phrase 3. let bygones be bygones, to agree to forget past disputes …

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  • 20 bygone — adj. & n. adj. past, antiquated (bygone years). n. (in pl.) past offences (let bygones be bygones) …

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