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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Gone by; past: bygone days.
  • n. One, especially a grievance, that is past: Let bygones be bygones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having been or happened in the far past.
  • n. A person or occurrence that took place in the past.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Past; gone by.
  • n. Something gone by or past; a past event.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Past; gone by; hence, out of date; antiquated: as, “thy bygone fooleries,”
  • n. What is gone by and past: as, that is a bygone; let bygones be bygones; “let old bygones be,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. well in the past; former
  • n. past events to be put aside

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