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Definition of Go


  1. Gone.
  2. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
  3. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
  4. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
  5. To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.
  6. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.
  7. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
  8. To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.
  9. To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
  10. To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.
  11. To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
  12. To reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.
  13. To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
  14. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
  15. To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.
  16. Act; working; operation.
  17. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.
  18. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.
  19. Noisy merriment; as, a high go.
  20. A glass of spirits.
  21. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.
  22. That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.
  23. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.

Go Quotations

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Martin Luther Quote
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
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Go Translations

go in Afrikaans is sal, ry, gaan
go in Dutch is lopen, van stapel lopen, gaan
go in French is vont, allez, allons, vais, vas
go in German is gehen
go in Italian is andarsene, andara, andare
go in Latin is incedo, vado
go in Spanish is caminar, conducir, marchar, ir, dirigirse

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