Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Departure.
  • noun The condition underfoot as it affects one's headway in walking or riding.
  • noun Informal Progress toward a goal; headway.
  • adjective Working; running.
  • adjective In full operation; flourishing.
  • adjective Current; prevailing.
  • adjective To be found; available.
  • idiom (going on) Approaching.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In stair-building, the width of the stairway or length of a tread.
  • noun The act of moving in any manner.
  • noun Departure.
  • noun Time of pregnancy; gestation.
  • noun Way; shape; behavior; deportment: used chiefly in the plural.
  • noun Condition of paths and roads for walking or driving.
  • noun A right of pasturage for a beast on a common.
  • noun An outlet.
  • noun A starting; a departure: as, the going forth of the house of Israel.
  • noun Expenditure; outlay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • 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.
  • noun The act of moving in any manner; traveling.
  • noun Departure.
  • noun Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.
  • noun Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.
  • noun (Horology) A device for maintaining a force to drive the train while the timepiece is being wound up.
  • noun (Script.) A limit; a border.
  • noun (Script.) Departure or journeying.
  • noun behavior; actions; conduct; -- usually in a bad sense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of go.
  • noun A departure.
  • noun The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
  • noun progress
  • noun figuratively Conditions for advancing in any way.
  • noun obsolete pregnancy; gestation; childbearing
  • noun plural Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
  • adjective Likely to continue; viable.
  • adjective That attends habitually or regularly.
  • adjective Current, prevailing.
  • adjective Available.

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

  • noun advancing toward a goal
  • adjective in full operation
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
  • noun the act of departing

Etymologies

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go +‎ -ing

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From Middle English, present participle of gon

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