Definitions

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of go.
  • n. A departure.
  • n. The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
  • n. progress
  • n. Conditions for advancing in any way.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • n. advancing toward a goal
  • adj. in full operation
  • n. euphemistic expressions for death
  • n. the act of departing

Etymologies

go +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)
From Middle English, present participle of gon (Wiktionary)

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