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go (go) verb
went (wènt) gone (gôn, gòn) going, goes (goz) verb, intransitive
1.To move or travel; proceed: We will go by bus. Solicitors went from door to door seeking donations. How fast can the boat go?
2.To move away from a place; depart: Go before I cry.
3.a. To pursue a certain course: messages that go through diplomatic channels to the ambassador. b. To resort to another, as for aid: went directly to the voters of her district.
4.a. To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run: curtains that go from the ceiling to the floor. b. To give entry; lead: a stairway that goes to the basement.
5.To function properly: The car won't go.
6.a. To have currency. b. To pass from one person to another; circulate: Wild rumors were going around the office.
7.To pass as the result of a sale: The gold watch went to the highest bidder.
8.Informal. Used as an intensifier when joined by and to a coordinate verb: She went and complained to Personnel.
9.Used in the progressive tense with an infinitive to indicate future intent or expectation: I am going to learn how to dance.
10.a. To be in a certain condition. b. To come to be in a certain condition: go mad; hair that had gone gray. c. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity: go barefoot all summer. d. To carry out an action to a certain point or extent: Your parents went to great expense to put you through college.
11.a. To be customarily located; belong: The fork goes to the left of the plate. Where do the plates go? b. To be capable of entering or fitting: Will the suitcase go into the trunk of your car?
12.a. To pass into someone's possession: All the jewelry went to her heirs. b. To be allotted: How much of your salary goes for rent?
13.To be a contributing factor: It all goes to show us that the project can be completed on time.
14.a. To have a particular form: as the saying goes. b. To be such, by and large: well behaved, as big dogs go.
15.a. To pass by; elapse: The day went pleasantly enough until I received your call. b. To be used up. c. To be discarded or abolished: All luxuries will have to go.
16.a. To become weak; fail: His hearing has started to go. b. To come apart; break up.
17.To cease living; die.
18.a. To get along; fare: How are things going? b. To have a successful outcome: creativity that made the advertising campaign really go.
19.To be suitable or appropriate as an accessory or accompaniment: a color that goes beautifully with your complexion.
20.a. To have authority: Whatever I say goes. b. To be valid, acceptable, or adequate.
21.Informal. To excrete waste from the bladder or bowels.
22.Informal. To begin an act: Here goes!
23.Obsolete. To walk.
1.To proceed or move according to: I was free to go my own way.
2.To traverse: Only two of the runners went the entire distance.
3.Informal. a. To bet: go $20 on the black horse. b. To bid: I'll go $500 on the vase.
4.Informal. a. To take on the responsibility or obligation for: go bail for a client. b. To participate to (a given extent): Will you go halves with me if we win the lottery?
5.To amount to; weigh: a shark that went 400 pounds.
6.Informal. To enjoy: I could go a cold beer right now.
7.Usage Problem. To say. Used chiefly in verbal narration: First I go, "Thank you," then he goes, "What for?"
1.The act or an instance of going.
2.An attempt; an effort: had a go at acting.
3.The time or period of an activity.
4.Informal. Energy; vitality: had lots of go.
5.Informal. a. The go-ahead. b. Often Go . The starting point: "And from Go there was something deliciously illicit about the whole affair" (Erica Abeel). c. Informal. A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated: The space mission is a go.
Informal. Functioning correctly and ready for action: All systems are go.
- phrasal verb.
To set about to do; undertake: Go about your chores in a responsible way.
To cooperate: They get along by going along.
1. To satisfy a demand or requirement: just enough food to go around.
2. To go here and there; move from place to place.
3. To have currency: rumors going around.
1. To attack, especially with energy.
2. To approach; undertake: He went at the job with a lot of energy.
1. To elapse; pass: as time goes by.
2. To pay a short visit: My parents were away when we went by last week.
1. a. To drop below the horizon; set: Thesun went down. b. To fall to the ground: The helicopter went down in a ball of fire. c. To sink: The torpedoed battleship went down. d. To experience defeat or ruin.
2. To admit of easy swallowing: a cough syrup that goes down readily.
3. Chiefly British. To leave a university.
4. Slang. To occur; happen: "a collection of memorable pieces about the general craziness that was going down in those days" (James Atlas).
5. a. To be accepted or tolerated: How will your ideas go down as far as corporate marketing is concerned? b. To come to be remembered in posterity: a debate that will go down as a turning point in the campaign.
1. Informal. To have a special liking for: I really go for progressive jazz.
2. To attack: an opponent who is known to go for the jugular in arguments.
3. To pass for or serve as: a couch that also goes for a bed.
1. To take part in a cooperative venture: went in with the others to buy a present.
2. To make an approach, as before an attack: Troops went in at dawn.
1. To undergo detonation; explode.
2. To make a noise; sound: The siren went off at noon.
3. To leave: Don't go off mad.
4. Informal. To adhere to the expected course of events or the expected plan: The project went off smoothly.
1. To take place; happen: didn't know what was going on.
2. a. To continue: Life must go on. b. To keep on doing (something): Don't go on talking. c. To proceed: She went on to become a senator.
3. Informal. To talk volubly: My, you do go on.
1. To become extinguished.
2. a. To go outdoors; leave one's residence: He went out at seven. b. To take part in social life outside the home: goes out a lot.
3. To become unfashionable: High boots went out last year.
4. To undergo structural collapse: The bridge went out.
1. To gain acceptance or approval: a new style that didn't go over.
2. To examine: go over the test scores.
1. To examine carefully: went through the students' papers.
2. To experience: We went through hell while working on this project.
3. To perform: I went through the sonata in 30 minutes.
1. To suffer defeat or destruction; fail.
2. To lose consciousness.
Chiefly British. To go to a university.
To date regularly.
go all the way
To engage in sex.
go back on
To fail to honor or keep: go back on a promise.
To be in little or no demand: "Prestige or no prestige, directors' jobs at some companies have actually gone begging" (Bill Powell).
go belly up Informal.
To undergo total financial failure: "A record number of . . . banks went belly up" (New Republic).
go bust Informal.
To undergo financial collapse: "Railroads were in the news mainly when they were going bust" (Christian Science Monitor).
go by the board
To be discarded or ignored: old dress codes that have now gone by the board.
go down on Vulgar Slang.
To perform oral sex on.
go down the line
To provide strong support.
go fly a kite Informal.
To cease being an annoyance. Often used in the imperative.
go for broke Informal.
To commit or expend all of one's available resources toward achievement of a goal: "Why not go for broke and take on somebody who is quite young and see what he does?" (Roger L. Stevens).
go for it Informal.
To expend all one's strength and resources toward achievement of an end or purpose.
go in for
1. To have interest in: goes in for classical music.
2. To take part in: goes in for water skiing.
go it alone
To undertake a project, trip, or responsibility without the presence or help of others.
go off the deep end
To behave hysterically or very recklessly.
go one better
To surpass or outdo by one degree: He's gone me one better.
go out for
To seek to become a participant in: go out for varsity soccer.
go out of (one's) way
To inconvenience oneself in doing something beyond what is required.
go out the window Informal.
To become insignificant or inoperative: "As soon as a third body is introduced to the Newtonian system, all lawful ordering of processes goes out the window" (Fusion).
go places Informal.
To be on the way to success: a young executive who is clearly going places.
To date someone exclusively.
go the distance
To carry a course of action through to completion.
go the vole
To risk all of one's resources in the prospect of achieving great gains.
go to pieces
1. To lose one's self-control.
2. To suffer the loss of one's health.
go to the mat Informal.
To fight or dispute until one side or another is victorious: The governor will go to the mat with the legislature over the controversial spending bill.
go to town Informal.
1. To work or perform efficiently and rapidly.
2. To be highly successful.
go up in flames or go up in smoke
To be utterly destroyed.
go without saying
To be self-evident: It goes without saying that success is the product of hard work.
on the go
Constantly busy or active.
To be taken out, as restaurant food or drink: coffee and doughnuts to go.
[Middle English gon, from Old English gân.]
Usage Note: Go has long been used to describe the production of nonlinguistic noises, as in The train went "toot." The cow goes "moo." In recent years, however, younger speakers have extended this use of go to the report of speech, as in Then he goes, "You think you're real smart, don't you." For speakers young enough to get away with it, this usage serves a useful purpose in informal spoken narrative as an explicit indicator of a direct quotation, particularly when the speaker wishes to mimic the accent or intonation of the original spoken source. Largely restricted to the "narrative present" used in vivid description, it is highly inappropriate in formal speech or writing.
go (go) noun
A Japanese game for two, played with counters on a board that is ruled with 19 vertical and 19 horizontal lines.
Be has an office in Paris, and, as mentioned, the conversation on Be mailing lists has a strongly European flavor. At the same time they have made strenuous efforts to find a niche in Japan, and Hitachi has recently begun bundling BeOS with their PCs. So if I had to make wild guess I'd say that they are playing Go while Microsoft is playing chess. They are staying clear, for now, of Microsoft's overwhelmingly strong position in North America. They are trying to get themselves established around the edges of the board, as it were, in Europe and Japan, where people may be more open to alternative OSes, or at least more hostile to Microsoft, than they are in the United States.
- Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
film _Go_ (vhs/ntsc)
face: Sarah Polley
when i saw this in the theater last year, i thought it was a bit dark. the shady dealer scenes and the inaccurate portrayal of the effects of "ecstasy" seemed very superficial, just like the party they attended. they used a time loop scheme that Tarantino brought forward (and is now very trendy and boring) that worked just fine. the latter two sequences were funnier and lighter and offset the unnecessary ghoulish shadow of the first one.. - @Om* 5/1/00
film _Pi_ (vhs/ntsc) references the game
"The Ancient Japanese considered the Go board to be a microcosm of the universe. Although when it is empty it appears to be simple and ordered, in fact, the possibilities of gameplay are endless. They say that no two Go games have ever been alike. Just like snowflakes. So, the Go board actually represents an extremely complex and chaoticuniverse."
- Max Cohen's mentor Sol Robeson
Go was born in China, where it is known as Weiqi, over 4,000 years ago. The game probably had its origins in divination and astronomy. Over the next few millenia the game spread throughout Asia and is now played by some 100 million people worldwide.
Two people play with a Go board and stones.The players alternate putting black and white stones on the board to surround area, or territory. Whoever has more territory at the end of the game is the winner. There are nineteen horizontal and nineteen vertical games lines on the standard board which form a grid of 361 intersections or "points."
Go is a simple game to learn, but with it's endless permutations it is almost impossible to master. The day is coming soon when chess masters will be overwhelmed by the brute force of computers like Deep Blue which can rapidly explore possible outcome of a game and choose the best course of action. This "brute force" approach is not applicable to Go. For one thing, brute force depends on the ability to perform a quick, accurate positional analysis, but it is qualitatively more difficult to evaluate a Go position than a chess position. In particular, in Go deep analysis is often required just to decide which stones on the board are alive and which stones are dead. A single mistake in this analysis could fatally throw off a computers evaluation.
As a result, Go is a much more interesting
computing problem than Chess. Go programmers must try to replace exhaustive
search with expert knowledge, as human players do; they must approximate human perception
judgment and reasoning. So far there has been little success: the best Go computers
today play at the level of an experienced beginner.