bygone vs departed what difference

what is difference between bygone and departed

English

Etymology

From by (adverb) +‎ gone.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbaɪɡɒn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbaɪɡɔn/
  • Homophone: bigon (depending on the dialect)

Adjective

bygone (not comparable)

  1. Having been or happened in the distant past.

Synonyms

  • foregone, historical; see also Thesaurus:past

Translations

Noun

bygone (plural bygones)

  1. (usually in the plural) An event that happened in the past.
    • 1881, Pearl Hyem, The fisherman’s cove; or, Christianity realised (page 54)
      Jennie Fox watched it with thoughtful pleasure, and the rest were chatting and telling of bygones, enjoying a glass of egg-hot; it being a custom for them to partake of this beverage on this particular night.

Related terms

  • let bygones be bygones

Translations

Anagrams

  • gone by


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈpɑɹtɪd/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈpɑːtɪd/
  • Hyphenation: de‧part‧ed

Verb

departed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of depart

Adjective

departed (not comparable)

  1. Having gone away.
    relics from a departed era
  2. (euphemistic) Dead.

Translations

Noun

departed (plural departeds)

  1. (euphemistic) A dead person or persons.

Translations

Usage notes

Departed is most commonly used in a religious setting or at a funeral. Deceased is commonly used in legal and journalistic settings.

Anagrams

  • drap d’été, petarded, pre-dated, predated

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