[ uh-goh ]
/ əˈgoʊ /


gone; gone by; past (usually preceded by a noun): five days ago.


in past time; in the past: All this happened long ago.

Origin of ago

before 1000; Middle English ago(n), Old English āgān, past participle of āgān to go by, pass, equivalent to ā- a-3 + gān to go1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ago

/ (əˈɡəʊ) /


in the pastfive years ago; long ago

Word Origin for ago

C14 ago, from Old English āgān to pass away

usage for ago

The use of ago with since (it's ten years ago since he wrote the novel) is redundant and should be avoided: it is ten years since he wrote the novel
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