Definition of Going

1. Noun. The act of departing.

2. Adjective. In full operation. "A going concern"
Similar to: Active

3. Noun. Euphemistic expressions for death. "Thousands mourned his passing"
Exact synonyms: Departure, Exit, Expiration, Loss, Passing, Release
Language type: Euphemism
Generic synonyms: Death, Decease, Expiry
Derivative terms: Depart, Depart, Depart, Exit, Expire, Go, Pass

4. Noun. Advancing toward a goal. "The proposal faces tough sledding"
Exact synonyms: Sledding
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement
Derivative terms: Go

Definition of Going

1. n. The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad.

2. p. pr. That goes; in existence; available for present use or enjoyment; current; obtainable; also, moving; working; in operation; departing; as, he is of the brightest men going; going prices or rate.

Definition of Going

1. Verb. (present participle of go) ¹

2. Noun. A departure ¹

3. Noun. The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc. ¹

4. Noun. progress ¹

5. Noun. Figuratively, conditions for advancing in any way. ¹

6. Adjective. Likely to continue; viable. ¹

7. Adjective. That attends habitually or regularly. ¹

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Definition of Going

1. an advance toward an objective [n -S]

Medical Definition of Going

1. 1. The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad. 2. Departure. 3. Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing. 4. Course of life; behavior; doings; ways. "His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings." (Job xxxiv. 21) Going barrel. A barrel containing the mainspring, and having teeth on its periphery to drive the train. A device for maintaining a force to drive the train while the timepiece is being wound up. Going forth. The utmost extremity or limit. "The border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea." . Departure or journeying. "And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys." . Goings on, behavior; actions; conduct; usually in a bad sense. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Going

going (current term)
going-out-of-business sale
going Dutch
going ashore
going away
going away dress
going back
going bad
going both ways
going by
going commando

Literary usage of Going

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"When do you think of going ?" " It is about my uncle's usual time. ... He was going, and, if not voluntarily going, voluntarily intending to stay away ; for ..."

2. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"dear. lie-it, I should tell ye, the company around him, Ladies and gentlemen, a-going, going, going, Any sum for Tommy Tortoiseshell you can't think Who ..."

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