Definition of bygone in English:
Belonging to an earlier time: relics of a bygone society
More example sentences
- It is one of the most stunning buildings in the Clyde Valley and clearly belongs to a bygone age of sumptuous extravagance.
- So once again Europe was simply recalling the glories of the ancient bygone age on behalf of the natives.
- The Colonel is a self-fashioned sleuth who seems to belong to a bygone era.
noun(usually bygones) Back to top
A thing dating from an earlier time.
- There was a full house for the April meeting at the WI Hall when a representative of the Cogges Farm Museum, Witney, talked about rural and domestic bygones.
- It was he who spotted the potential of the Pickering doctor's collection of bygones, and pushed for the creation of what became York Castle Museum.
- The astonishing collection of antiques, bygones and collectibles of Lincolnshire artist is expected to attract hundreds of fans.
let bygones be bygones
- Forget past offenses or causes of conflict and be reconciled.Example sentences
- It was unfortunate but relations weren't always very productive in the past and we'll let bygones be bygones.
- Oh well, time to bury the hatchet and let bygones be bygones.
- He needed to learn to let bygones be bygones, burry the hatchet, forgive and forget, and all those other euphemisms my mom was so fond of.