Definition of Bygone

1. Noun. Past events to be put aside. "Let bygones be bygones"

Exact synonyms: Water Under The Bridge
Generic synonyms: Past, Past Times, Yesteryear



2. Adjective. Well in the past; former. "Relics of a departed era"
Exact synonyms: Bypast, Departed, Foregone, Gone
Similar to: Past

Definition of Bygone

1. a. Past; gone by.

2. n. Something gone by or past; a past event.

Definition of Bygone

1. Adjective. Having been or happened in the far past. ¹

2. Noun. A person or occurrence that took place in the past. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bygone

1. a past occurrence [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bygone

bye-blows
bye-bye
bye-law
bye election
bye law
byelaw
byelaws
byelection
byelections
byeline
byembye
byes
byfall
byform
byforms
bygone (current term)
bygones
bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to come
byground
byhanger
byheart
byhearted
byhearting
byke
byked
bykes
byking
byland
bylander
bylanders

Literary usage of Bygone

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1. Curious Church Customs and Cognate Subjects by William Andrews (1895)
"The Globe. " A valuable addition to any library."—Derbyshire Times. The bygone Series. In this series the following volumes are included, and issued at 7s. ..."

2. Literary Byways by William Andrews (1898)
"The bygone Series. In this series the following volumes are included, ... bygone SURREY, edited by George Clinch and SW Kershaw, FsA bygone SUSSEX, ..."

3. The Antiquary (1893)
"We are always glad to see these bygone volumes, the happy thought of Mr. Andrews, for while we do not, as a rule, find much abstruse ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Contracts by Charles Greenstreet Addison, Lewis William Cave, Appleton Morgan (1881)
"bygone transactions,—bygone transactions can not be made a good consideration for a promise. A promise, for example, to pay the plaintiff ^20 in ..."

5. English Hunger and Industrial Disorders: A Study of Social Conflict During by Walter James Shelton (1922)
"... A bygone OCCASION (SONG) THAT night, that night, That song, that song! Will such again be evened quite Through lifetimes long ? ..."

6. Plays, players and playhouses at home and abroad: With Anecdotes of the by William Pitt Lennox (1881)
"... the halo that surrounds thy name— Add to the glory of thy wondrous art. EDWARD LEATHES. A MONG the celebrities of bygone days must -^- be mentioned Mrs. ..."

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