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Definition of the adjective ago

What does ago mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more ago / most ago

  1. gone by; or in the past
    • examples: two years ago | `agone' is an archaic word for `ago'
    • synonym of ago: agone
    • similar: past

Alternative definition of the adjective ago


  1. [archaic or dialectal] Gone; gone by; gone away; passed; passed away.
  2. [archaic or dialectal] Nearly gone; dead (used in Devonshire at the turn of the 19th century)

Definition of the adverb ago

What does ago mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in the past
    • examples: long ago | sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S.

Other definitions of ago

What does ago also mean?


  1. Past; gone by; since.


  1. Ago a.k.a. Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean and Luanda is its capital city. The exclave province of Cabinda has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    • also known as República de Angola, Angola Cumhuriyeti, רפובליקת אנגולה, Anggola, Republic of Angola
    • founded on (40 years ago)
    • part of Africa
    • instance of: African country / African nation = any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    • parts:
      • Angolan capital / Luanda = port city on Atlantic coast
      • Nova Lisboa / Huambo = a city in the mountains in western Angola
      • Lobito = a seaport on the Atlantic coast of Angola
      • Kasai River / River Kasai / Kasai = a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
      • Zambezi River / Zambezi = an African river
    • member of: OPEC / Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries = an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
    • members:
      • Angolan = a native or inhabitant of Angola
      • Herero = a member of a pastoral Bantu people living in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola
    • read more about Angola (country)
  2. Ago was a town located in the former Shima District, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
  3. Ago a.k.a. Magnolia Municipal Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located three nautical miles southeast of the central business district of Magnolia, in Columbia County, Arkansas, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Ago Iwoye.


Who is Ago?

Ago a.k.a. Agostino Marangolo is a musician, drummer and film score composer.


  1. Ago is a TV character from the 1978 TV program Majokko Tickle.
    • also known as Ako
  2. Ago is a fictional character from the 1986 film Il ragazzo del pony express.


  1. Ago a.k.a. Igo Language: The Ahlon language, Igo, is spoken in the Plateau Region of Togo. It is considered one of the Ghana–Togo Mountain languages of the Kwa family. Variations of its official name are Achlo, Ahlõ, Ahlo, Ahlon-Bogo, Ahonlan, Anlo.
  2. Ago a.k.a. Tainae Language: Tainae is an Angan language of Papua New Guinea.
    • also known as Ivori
  3. Ago a.k.a. F-box and WD repeat domain containing 7 is a gene.
    • also known as archipelago homolog; F-box protein FBW7; archipelago, Drosophila, homolog of; F-box and WD-40 domain protein 7 (archipelago homolog, Drosophila); F-box protein SEL-10; homolog of C elegans sel-10

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ago

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Google previewEncyclopedia of global warming and climate change (2008)

A-E by S. George Philander

billion years ago The Earth, newly formed, had the hottest climate in the planet's long history. Temperatures were hot enough to liquefy rock. Radioactive elements in Earth's core generated heat and pressure as they decayed, pushing ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

years ago Gymnosperms, and especially cycads, are dominant. Birds evolve. Triassic Period 245-208 million Dry land, many deserts. Continents are mountainous and years ago joined into one supercontinent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Ancient World (2013)

by Shona Grimbly

For example, it is clear that some sort of watercraft, if only a form of log raft, was necessary for people to cross the water barrier that separated Australia from the Asian continent 40,000 or more years ago. By 8,000 years ago dugout canoes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diasporas (2005)

Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard

About 50,000 years ago, when polar ice caps still tied up much of the earth's moisture, sea levels were perhaps 300 feet lower than they are today. Foraging bands were able to move from Sunda, the former southeast Asian subcontinent, ...

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Small photo of The Sunset at Ago Bay where islands and rafts float (C), Kashikojima Port, ISESHIMA, Shima. May2017Small photo of Old Town Budva, Montenegro. The first mention of this city - more than 26 centuries ago. We see ancient houses, a very narrow street, cafes, shops.Small photo of AGO Interior - Wooden ArchitectureSmall photo of View from Yokoyama observatory Ago BaySmall photo of BRAZIL, NATAL - AGO 4, 2017: Colored Buggy ridding in dunes of GenipabuSmall photo of Museum edifice in Toronto - AGOSmall photo of BRAZIL, NATAL - AGO 4, 2017: Colored Buggy ridding in dunes of Genipabu More...

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Quotes about Ago

Men who were dead a year ago,
A decade ago and a century ago
Will zoom as shadows of men who stand
A feet away, a yard away and
A furlong away before a lamp
In that order, fading with the time.
Shadow is not the size of the object
23.08.2009 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of A1G2O1

The value of this 3-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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