Definition of Go

Pronunciation: wĕnt
p. p.1.Gone.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. Went (wĕnt); p. p. Gone (gǒn; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Going. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See Wend, v. i.]
2.To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
You know that love
Will creep in service where it can not go.
- Shak.
Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long that going will scarce serve the turn.
- Shak.
He fell from running to going, and from going to clambering upon his hands and his knees.
- Bunyan.
3.To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
The man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
- 1 Sa. xvii. 12.
[The money] should go according to its true value.
- Locke.
4.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.
How goes the night, boy ?
- Shak.
I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of man enough.
- Arbuthnot.
Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you must pay me the reward.
- I Watts.
5.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.
Against right reason all your counsels go.
- Dryden.
To master the foul flend there goeth some complement knowledge of theology.
- Sir W. Scott.
6.To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to justify his cruel falsehood.
- Sir P. Sidney.
7.To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; - generally with over or through.
By going over all these particulars, you may receive some tolerable satisfaction about this great subject.
- South.
8.To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
The fruit she goes with,
I pray for heartily, that it may find
Good time, and live.
- Shak.
9.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.
I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God; . . . only ye shall not go very far away.
- Ex. viii. 28.
10.To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
By Saint George, he's gone!
That spear wound hath our master sped.
- Sir W. Scott.
11.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.
His amorous expressions go no further than virtue may allow.
- Dryden.
12.To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
Go to
come; move; go away; - a phrase of exclamation, serious or ironical.
To go a-begging
not to be in demand; to be undesired.
To go about
a - To set about; to enter upon a scheme of action; to undertake.
- Acts ix. 29.
They never go about . . . to hide or palliate their vices.
- Swift.
Then went this saying abroad among the brethren.
- John xxi. 23.
He . . . went aside privately into a desert place.
- Luke. ix. 10.
Nothing so ridiculous, . . . but it goes down whole with him for truth.
- L' Estrange.
The law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
- Micah iv. 2.
He was as ready to go in for statistics as for anything else.
- Dickens.
The leaders . . . will not go off until they hear you.
- Shak.
The wedding went off much as such affairs do.
- Mrs. Caskell.
It is not easy to make a simile go on all fours.
- Macaulay.
There are other men fitter to go out than I.
- Shak.
What went ye out for to see ?
- Matt. xi. 7, 8, 9.
I must not go over Jordan.
- Deut. iv. 22.
Let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan.
- Deut. iii. 25.
Ishmael . . . departed to go over to the Ammonites.
- Jer. xli. 10.
If we go over the laws of Christianity, we shall find that . . . they enjoin the same thing.
- Tillotson.
v. t.1.To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
They to go equal shares in the booty.
- L'Estrange.
2.To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.
To go halves
to share with another equally.
To go it
to behave in a wild manner; to be uproarious; to carry on; also, to proceed; to make progress.
To go it alone
(Card Playing) to play a hand without the assistance of one's partner.<- to do anything without the assistance of one's former associates ->
To go it blind
a - To act in a rash, reckless, or headlong manner.
b - (Card Playing) To bet without having examined the cards.<- = to bet in the blind ->
To go one's way
to set forth; to depart.
n.1.Act; working; operation.
So gracious were the goes of marriage.
- Marston.
2.A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.
This is a pretty go.
- Dickens.
3.The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.
4.Noisy merriment; as, a high go.
5.A glass of spirits.
6.Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.
7.(Cribbage) 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.
8.Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.
"Well," said Fleming, "is it a go?"
- Bret Harte.
Great go
the final and the preliminary examinations for a degree.
No go
a failure; a fiasco.
On the go
moving about; unsettled.
- Thackeray.

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