AskDefine | Define begone

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From be + gone


(imperative and infinitive only)
  1. To depart.
    Fairies, begone, and be all ways away. --Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Usage notes

  • Used mostly in imperative form.
  • In modern usage, this word is rare; it is primarily used poetically or to impart a deliberately archaic sound.


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