(noun, adjective, verb)


1. functioning correctly and ready for action

- all systems are go


1. a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

- it's my go

Similar word(s): spell, tour, turn

Definition categories: time, shift

2. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

Similar word(s): adam, ecstasy

Definition categories: man–made, methylenedioxymethamphetamine

3. a usually brief attempt

Similar word(s): crack, fling, offer, pass, whirl

Definition categories: act, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

4. a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

Definition categories: act

Sentences with go as a noun:

- You’ve been on that pinball machine long enough—now let your brother have a go.

- It’s your go.

- I’ll give it a go.

- We will begin as soon as the boss says it's a go.

- quite the go

- a high go

- There is no go in him.

- ate it all in one go


1. change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

- How fast does your new car go?

Similar word(s): locomote, move, travel

Definition categories: motion

2. follow a procedure or take a course

- We should go farther in this matter

- go about the world in a certain manner

- Messages must go through diplomatic channels

Similar word(s): move, proceed

Definition categories: social, act, move

3. move away from a place into another direction

- Go away before I start to cry

Similar word(s): depart

Definition categories: motion, exit, leave

4. enter or assume a certain state or condition

- Get going!

Similar word(s): become, get

Definition categories: change, turn

5. be awarded; be allotted

- The first prize goes to Mary

Definition categories: stative

6. have a particular form

- as the saying goes...

Similar word(s): run

Definition categories: stative, be

7. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

- His knowledge doesn't go very far

Similar word(s): extend, lead, pass, run

Definition categories: stative, be

8. follow a certain course

- how did your interview go?

Similar word(s): proceed

Definition categories: change, hap, happen, occur, pass

9. be abolished or discarded

- These ugly billboards have to go!

- These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge

Definition categories: change, disappear, vanish

10. be or continue to be in a certain condition

Definition categories: stative, be

11. make a certain noise or sound

Similar word(s): sound

Definition categories: perception

12. perform as expected when applied

- The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in

Similar word(s): function, operate, run, work

Definition categories: contact

13. to be spent or finished

- The money had gone after a few days

Definition categories: consumption, cease, end, finish, stop, terminate

14. progress by being changed

- The speech has to go through several more drafts

Similar word(s): move, run

Definition categories: change

15. continue to live and avoid dying

Similar word(s): endure, last, live, survive

Definition categories: stative

16. pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action

- How is it going?

- The day went well until I got your call

Definition categories: stative

17. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Similar word(s): choke, conk, croak, decease, die, exit, expire, pass, perish

Definition categories: change, turn

18. be in the right place or situation

- Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government

- Where do these books go?

Similar word(s): belong

Definition categories: stative, be

19. be ranked or compare

- This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go

Definition categories: stative, compare

20. begin or set in motion

- Ready, set, go!

Similar word(s): start

Definition categories: motion

21. have a turn; make one's move in a game

- Can I go now?

Similar word(s): move

Definition categories: competition

22. be contained in

- How many times does 18 go into 54?

Definition categories: stative

23. be sounded, played, or expressed

- How does this song go again?

Definition categories: stative

24. blend or harmonize

- This sofa won't go with the chairs

Similar word(s): blend

Definition categories: stative, accord, agree, concord, consort, harmonise, harmonize

25. lead, extend, or afford access

- This door goes to the basement

Similar word(s): lead

Definition categories: stative, be

26. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

Similar word(s): fit

Definition categories: stative, fit

27. go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way

Similar word(s): rifle

Definition categories: contact, search

28. be spent

Definition categories: consumption

29. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

Similar word(s): plump

Definition categories: cognition, choose, select, take

30. stop operating or functioning

Similar word(s): break, die, fail

Definition categories: change

Sentences with go as a verb:

- Why don’t you go with us?

- Yesterday was the second-wettest day on record; you have to go all the way back to 1896 to find a day when more rain fell.

- Fans want to see the Twelfth Doctor go to the 51st century to visit River in the library.

- We've only gone twenty miles today.

- Please don't go!

- The engine just won't go anymore.

- Get ready, get set, go!

- Here goes nothing.

- It’s your turn; go.

- I go to school at the schoolhouse.

- Why'd you have to go and do that?

- Let's go this way for a while.

- She was going that way anyway, so she offered to show him where it was.

- This property goes all the way to the state line.

- Does this road go to Fort Smith?

- You'll go blind.

- I don't want my children to go hungry.

- they went into debt, she goes to sleep around 10 o'clock, the local shop wants to go digital, and eventually go global

- How did your meeting with Smith go?

- Well, that goes to show you.

- qualities that go to make a lady / lip-reader / sharpshooter

- This chair has got to go.

- This meat is starting to go off.

- Everything must go.

- The property shall go to my wife.

- How long can you go without water?

- They've gone one for three in this series.

- Whatever the boss says goes, do you understand?

- Anything goes around here.

- I go, "As if!" And she was all like, "Whatever!"

- Cats go "meow". Motorcycles go "vroom".

- The tune goes like this.

- I'll go to court if I have to.

- I'm going to join a sports team.

- He's going to leave town tomorrow.

- You didn't have to go to such trouble.

- I've gone over this a hundred times.

- Do you think the sofa will go through the door?

- This shade of red doesn't go with the drapes.

- My shirts go on this side of the wardrobe.

- How long having they been going together?

- As sentences go, this one is pretty boring.

- Let's go halves on this.

- Those babies go five tons apiece.

- That's as high as I can go.

- I'll go a ten-spot.

- I could go a beer right about now.

- I really need to go.