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Go may refer to:

  • Go (verb), to move from one place to another

Contents

Games

Companies

Film, television and radio

Music

Albums

Songs

Labels

Other media

  • or art-name, a pseudonym used by Japanese artists
  • Go (radio), a Canadian radio program
  • Go (novel), a novel by John Clellon Holmes
  • Go.com, a web portal created and operated by Disney

Science and measurement

  • Gō (volume), a traditional Japanese unit of area and volume
  • Gene Ontology project
  • Gigaoctet, a unit of information or computer storage equal to 109 octets

Other uses

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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See also Go, GO, , , , , gồ, gỗ, , and gờ

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English

Most common English words: day « through « himself « #117: go » how » long » am

Etymology 1

Mainly representing Old English gān, from Proto-Germanic *gē, from Proto-Indo-European *g̑ʰē- (to release). Cognate with Old High German gen. Past tense forms, however, have since the 15th century been replaced by forms from Old English wendan; this process is called suppletion.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to go

Third person singular
goes

Simple past
went

Past participle
gone

Present participle
going

to go (third-person singular simple present goes, present participle going, simple past went, past participle gone)

  1. (intransitive) To move from one place to another. syn. ant. transl.
    Why don’t you go with us?
    This train goes to Chicago.
  2. (intransitive) To leave; to move away. syn. ant.
    Please don't go!
    I really must be going.
  3. (intransitive) To be given, especially to be assigned or allotted.
    The property shall go to my wife.
    The award went to Steven Spielberg.
  4. (intransitive) To extend (from one point to another).
    This property goes all the way to the state line.
  5. (intransitive) To lead (in a direction).
    Does this road go to Fort Smith?
  6. (intransitive) To elapse.
    The time went slowly.
  7. (intransitive) To start.
    Get ready, get set, go!
  8. (intransitive) To resort (to).
    I'll go to court if I have to.
  9. (intransitive) To change from one value to another.
    The price keeps going up.
  10. (intransitive) To end or disappear. syn. transl.
    After three days, my headache finally went.
  11. (intransitive) To be spent or used up.
    His money went on drink.
  12. (intransitive) To be discarded.
    This chair has got to go.
  13. (intransitive) To be sold.
    Everything must go.
    The car went for five thousand dollars.
  14. (intransitive) To die.
    • 1997, John Wheatcroft, The Education of Malcolm Palmer[1], ISBN 0845348639, page 85:
      "Your father's gone." "Okay, okay, the Gaffer's kicked off. What happened?"
  15. (intransitive) To collapse. syn. transl.
    • 1998, Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek[2], ISBN 0060953020, page 157:
      I wonder if I hopped up and down, would the bridge go?
  16. (intransitive) To break down or decay.
    This meat is starting to go.
    My mind is going.
  17. (intransitive) To proceed (well or poorly).
    That went well.
    How are things going?
  18. (intransitive) To work (through or over), especially mentally.
    I've gone over this a hundred times.
    Let's not go into that right now.
  19. (intransitive) To search.
    Somebody went through my things while I was out.
  20. (intransitive) To tend or contribute toward a result.
    Well, that goes to show you.
    These experiences go to make us stronger.
  21. (intransitive, often followed by a preposition) To fit. transl.
    Do you think the sofa will go through the door?
    The belt just barely went around his waist.
  22. (intransitive) To be compatible, especially visually.
    This shade of red doesn't go with the drapes.
    They go together nicely, don't you think?
  23. (intransitive) To belong (somewhere). syn. transl.
    My shirts go on this side of the wardrobe.
    This piece of the jigsaw goes on the other side.
  24. To be expressed or composed (a certain way).
    The tune goes like this.
  25. (gaming, intransitive) To take a turn, especially in a game. syn. transl.
    It’s your turn; go.
  26. (intransitive) To attend.
    I go to school at the schoolhouse.
  27. (intransitive) To take up a profession.
    Gone for soldiers, every one.
    She's gone to be a teacher.
  28. (intransitive) To be in a state continuously.
    I don't want my children to go hungry.
    We went barefoot in the summer.
  29. (intransitive) To survive or get by.
    How long can you go without water?
    We've gone without your help for a while now.
  30. (intransitive) To move or travel in order to do something, or to do something while moving.
    We went swimming.
    Let's go shopping.
  31. (intransitive) To make an effort.
    You didn't have to go to such trouble.
    I never thought he'd go so far as to call you.
  32. (intransitive) To date. syn. transl.
    How long having they been going together?
    He's been going with her for two weeks.
  33. (intransitive) To fight or attack.
    I went at him with a knife.
    • 2002, Jayne Cobb, "Objects in Space", Firefly episode:
      You wanna go, little man?
  34. (intransitive) To be pregnant (with).
    She goes with child.
  35. (intransitive, of a machine) To work or function. syn. transl.
    The engine just won't go anymore.
  36. (intransitive) To have authority.
    Whatever the boss says goes, do you understand?
  37. (intransitive) To be valid or accepted.
    Anything goes around here.
    • 1503, “19 Henry VII. c. 5: Coin”, in A Collection of Statutes Connected with the General Administration of the Law[3], published 1836, page 158:
      [] every of them, being gold, whole and weight, shall go and be current in payment throughout this his realm for the sum that they were coined for.
  38. (intransitive) To be told; to circulate.
    There's a story going through the town about you.
  39. (intransitive) To be known or considered.
    That goes as murder in my book.
    He went by name of Sanders.
  40. (intransitive) To sound; to make a noise.
    I woke up just before the clock went.
  41. (intransitive, colloquial) To urinate or defecate. syn. transl.
    I really need to go.
    Have you managed to go today, Mrs. Miggins?
  42. (intransitive, colloquial, usually with "and") To do, especially to do something foolish.
    Why'd you have to go and do that?
  43. (intransitive, archaic) To walk.
    • 1684, John Bunyan, “Battle with Giant Slay-good”, in The Pilgrim's Progress, Part II Section 3:
      Other brunts I also look for; but this I have resolved on, to wit, to run when I can, to go when I cannot run, and to creep when I cannot go.
  44. (intransitive, cricket, of a wicket) To be lost.
  45. (intransitive, cricket, of a batsman) To be out.
  46. (copula) To become. The adjective that follows usually describes a negative state. syn. transl.
    You'll go blind.
    I went crazy.
    After failing as a criminal, he decided to go straight.
  47. (transitive) To move for a particular distance or in a particular fashion.
    We've only gone twenty miles today.
    This car can go circles around that one.
  48. (transitive) To take a particular part or share.
    Let's go halves on this.
  49. (transitive) To bet or venture (an amount).
    I'll go a ten-spot.
  50. (transitive) To yield or weigh.
    Those babies go five tons apiece.
    • 1910, Ray Stannard Baker, Adventures in Friendship[4], page 182:
      This'll go three tons to the acre, or I'll eat my shirt.
  51. (transitive) To follow (a course or path).
    Let's go this way for a while.
    • 1951?, Gunther Olesch et al., Siddhartha, translation of original by Hermann Hesse:
      I'm repeating it: I wish that you would go this path up to its end, that you shall find salvation!
  52. (transitive) To offer or bid an amount.
    That's as high as I can go.
    We could go two fifty.
  53. (transitive) To make (a specified sound). transl.
    Cats go meow.
  54. (transitive, colloquial) To enjoy.
    I could go a beer right about now.
  55. (transitive, sports) To have a certain record.
    They've gone one for three in this series.
    The team is going five in a row.
  56. (transitive, slang) To say (something). Often used in present tense. transl.
    I go, "As if!" And she was all like, "Whatever!"
  57. (transitive, slang) To think or say to oneself.
    As soon as I did it, I went "that was stupid."
  58. (transitive, Australian slang) To attack.
    • 1964, Robert Close, Love Me Sailor[5], page 131:
      As big as me. Strong, too. I was itching to go him, And he had clouted Ernie.
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Noun

Singular
go

Plural
goes

go (plural goes)

  1. A turn at something.
    You’ve been on it long enough—now let your brother have a go.
  2. (gaming) A turn in a game.
    It’s your go.
  3. An attempt.
    I’ll give it a go.
  4. An approval to do something or a something that has been approved to do.
    We will begin as soon as the boss says it's a go.
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Etymology 2

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From the Japanese character (go), though it is usually called 囲碁 (igo) in Japanese.

Noun

Singular
go

Plural
uncountable

go (uncountable)

  1. (board games) A board game, originally from China, played in East Asia, mostly in China, Japan, and Korea.
Synonyms
  • weiqi
Translations

Croatian

Etymology

From a Common Slavic gol

Adjective

go

  1. naked

Czech

Noun

go n.

  1. (board games) go

Dutch

Noun

go n.

  1. (board games) go

French

Noun

go m.

  1. (board games) go

Synonyms

  • jeu de go

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [go, gə]

Conjunction

go (triggers eclipsis, takes dependent form of irregular verbs)

  1. that (used to introduce a subordinate clause)
    • Deir sé go bhfuil deifir air — He says that he is in a hurry
  2. until
    • Fan go dtiocfaidh sé — Wait until he comes

Particle

go (prefixes "h" to vowels)

  1. used to make adverbs and predicative adjectives
  • bheith go maith — to be well
    Fuair sí bás go hóg — She died young
    go feargach — angrily
    go mall aréir — late last night
    go leor — enough, plenty, galore

Particle

go (triggers eclipsis)

  1. used with the subjunctive
  • Go gcuidí Dia leo — May God help them
  • Go maire tú é — May you live to enjoy it
  • Go raibh maith agat — Thank you

Preposition

go (prefixes h to vowels)

  1. to, till, until
  • dul go Meiriceá — to go to America
    Fáilte go hÉirinn — Welcome to Ireland

Italian

Noun

go m.

  1. (board games) go

Japanese

Noun

go

  1. : language
  2. (board games) : a board game
  3. : Go, a surname

Numeral

go

  1. : five

Polish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Pronoun

go

  1. him (genitive and accusative of on)

Etymology 2

From Japanese

Noun

go n.

  1. go

Serbian

Etymology 1

From a Common Slavic gol

Adjective

go (Cyrillic spelling го)

  1. naked
Synonyms

Etymology 2

English goal.

Noun

go (Cyrillic spelling го)

  1. (slang) (sports) goal
Synonyms

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From English go (to go)

Verb

go

  1. To go

Simple English

File:Go
A game of Go.

Go is a board game, called I-Go in Japanese, and Wei-chi in Chinese. It is played on a board, with pieces of two colors (black and white). Players take turns placing a stone of their color on intersections of the 19x19 square grid. A normal Go board has 19 rows and columns of lines. Sometimes Go is played on smaller 9x9 or 13x13 boards instead of 19x19.

Pieces do not move after they are placed, but surrounded stones may be captured and removed from the board. The goal of this game is to surround more space on the board than the opponent, by placing pieces around the board to surround areas. Capturing stones is not the most important part of the game, unlike chess.

This game was first invented in China but the specific time is not known. The historian of board games, H.J.R. Murray, said:

"Its age is often exaggerated; contemporary references to it only become frequent under the Sung dynasty in China (AD 960–1279). It is significant that Chao Wu King, who lived between 970 and 1127, records how he enlarged the existing Chinese chessboard by dividing it lengthwise and across to produce a board of 19x19 points on which [the game] is now played. The game spread to Korea and Japan, where the first masters whose names has been recorded flourished between 1465–1500".[1]p89–90

Its original Chinese name is "围棋" (= wei qi or wei chi). It is also popular in Japan, and its common name "Go" comes from Japanese. In Korea the game is called "baduk". In these three countries the game is an important part of the culture, like chess is in many western countries.

Go and chess are both board games and strategy games, though both may be used as gambling games as well. They share a tenuous connection to the art of war, though this is most obvious in chess, which was a war game in origin. They both have no luck or secret information, unlike some other classic games like backgammon (dice are rolled) or poker and other card games which also have secret information.

There are many places to play Go on the internet, as well as local clubs and national organizations in many countries around the world.

Other websites

References

  1. Murray H.J.R. 1951. The history of board games other than chess. Oxford.








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