American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Departure: comings and goings.
- n. The condition underfoot as it affects one's headway in walking or riding: Once we left the trail the going was rough.
- n. Informal Progress toward a goal; headway: It was easy going during my senior year.
- adj. Working; running: a machine in going order.
- adj. In full operation; flourishing: a going business.
- adj. Current; prevailing: The going rates are high.
- adj. To be found; available: the best products going.
- idiom. going on Approaching: The child is six, going on seven years of age.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of moving in any manner.
- n. Departure.
- n. Time of pregnancy; gestation.
- n. Way; shape; behavior; deportment: used chiefly in the plural.
- n. Condition of paths and roads for walking or driving.
- n. A right of pasturage for a beast on a common.
- n. An outlet.
- n. A starting; a departure: as, the going forth of the house of Israel.
- n. Expenditure; outlay.
- n. In stair-building, the width of the stairway or length of a tread.
- v. present participle of go.
- n. A departure.
- n. The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
- n. progress
- n. figuratively Conditions for advancing in any way.
- n. obsolete pregnancy; gestation; childbearing
- n. plural Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
- adj. Likely to continue; viable.
- adj. That attends habitually or regularly.
- adj. Current, prevailing.
- adj. Available.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of moving in any manner; traveling.
- n. Departure.
- n. Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.
- n. Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.
- That goes; in existence; available for present use or enjoyment; current; obtainable; also, moving; working; in operation; departing.
- Carrying on its ordinary business; conducting business, or carried on, with an indefinite prospect of continuance; -- chiefly used in the phrases a going business, concern, etc.
- Of or pertaining to a going business or concern.
- n. advancing toward a goal
- adj. in full operation
- n. euphemistic expressions for death
- n. the act of departing
- From Middle English, present participle of gon (Wiktionary)
“Time we were going, Maggie -- (_going to her_, C.); -- you'll be glad to see the back of us.”
“I am going, I continued, going willingly; but, should I say forever, perhaps I may not keep my word.”
“\ "When the going gets tough, the tough get going\".”
“He _is_ going to do those things, just as he _is _going to sink the _Brandenburg _tonight, because he's already _done _them and there's nothing you can do about it. ”
“If she ever attains that goal is everything that happens during her term going to be Obama's fault?”
“The term going concern refers to the ability of a company to generate enough funds to stay operational.”
“What has always kept me and the label going is the music itself," he said.”
“Sebastian nodded, his expression going dim and the volume of his words lowering.”
“Value is going to be the watch word going forward.”
“The failing of the book was in going from a complex and fantastic world of air ships and machinery and exotic places to a religious dogma coupled with a fascination for an ape-like race.”
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