bygone [bī′gôn΄]
that has or have gone by; past; former
anything that is gone or past
let bygones be bygones
to let past offenses or disagreements be forgotten

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  • Bygone — By gone (b[imac] g[o^]n ; 115), a. Past; gone by. Bygone fooleries. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bygone — index antique, former, obsolete, outdated, outmoded Burton s Legal Thesaurus.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

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

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

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

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

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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