went

1
[ went ]
/ wɛnt /

verb

simple past tense of go1.
Nonstandard. a past participle of go1.

Definition for went (2 of 4)

went

2
[ went ]
/ wɛnt /

verb

Archaic. a simple past tense and past participle of wend.

Definition for went (3 of 4)

Origin of go

1
before 900; Middle English gon, Old English gān; cognate with Old High German gēn, German gehen

Definition for went (4 of 4)

wend

[ wend ]
/ wɛnd /

verb (used with object), wend·ed or (Archaic) went; wend·ing.

to pursue or direct (one's way).

verb (used without object), wend·ed or (Archaic) went; wend·ing.

to proceed or go.

Origin of wend

before 900; Middle English wenden, Old English wendan; cognate with Dutch, German wenden, Gothic wandjan, causative of -windan to wind2
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British Dictionary definitions for went (1 of 6)

went

/ (wɛnt) /

verb

the past tense of go 1

British Dictionary definitions for went (2 of 6)

GO

/ military /

abbreviation for

general order

British Dictionary definitions for went (3 of 6)

wend

/ (wɛnd) /

verb

to direct (one's course or way); travelwend one's way home

Word Origin for wend

Old English wendan; related to Old High German wenten, Gothic wandjan; see wind ²

British Dictionary definitions for went (4 of 6)

Wend

/ (wɛnd) /

noun

(esp in medieval European history) a Sorb; a member of the Slavonic people who inhabited the area between the Rivers Saale and Oder in the early Middle Ages and were conquered by Germanic invaders by the 12th centurySee also Lusatia

British Dictionary definitions for went (5 of 6)

go

1
/ (ɡəʊ) /

verb goes, going, went or gone (mainly intr)

noun plural goes

adjective

(postpositive) informal functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronauticsall systems are go

Word Origin for go

Old English gān; related to Old High German gēn, Greek kikhanein to reach, Sanskrit jahāti he forsakes

British Dictionary definitions for went (6 of 6)

go

2

I-go

/ (ɡəʊ) /

noun

a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board

Word Origin for go

from Japanese
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