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going (root: go)


Adjective, Noun


Noun going has 3 senses

Adjective going has 1 sense


  •  The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Departure.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.  Crew.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.  [1913 Webster]
    "His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings."  [1913 Webster]
Going barrel. (Horology) (a) A barrel containing the mainspring, and having teeth on its periphery to drive the train. (b) A device for maintaining a force to drive the train while the timepiece is being wound up. -- Going forth. (Script.) (a) Outlet; way of exit. “Every going forth of the sanctuary.” Ezek. xliv. 5. (b) A limit; a border. “The going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadesh-barnea.” Num. xxxiv. 4. -- Going out, or Goings out. (Script.) (a) The utmost extremity or limit. “The border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea.” Num. xxxiv. 12. (b) Departure or journeying. “And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys.” Num. xxxiii. 2. -- Goings on, behavior; actions; conduct; -- usually in a bad sense.
goingp. 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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


going, n. & adj.
1 a the act or process of going. b an instance of this; a departure.
2 a the condition of the ground for walking, riding, etc. b progress affected by this (found the going hard).
1 in or into action (set the clock going).
2 existing, available; to be had (there's cold beef going; one of the best fellows going).
3 current, prevalent (the going rate).

get going start steadily talking, working, etc. (can't stop him when he gets going). going away a departure, esp. on a honeymoon. going concern a thriving business. going for one colloq. acting in one's favour (he has got a lot going for him). going on fifteen etc. esp. US approaching one's fifteenth etc. birthday. going on for approaching (a time, an age, etc.) (must be going on for 6 years). going-over
1 colloq. an inspection or overhaul.
2 sl. a thrashing.
3 US colloq. a scolding. goings-on behaviour, esp. morally suspect. going to intending or intended to; about to; likely to (it's going to sink!). heavy going slow or difficult to progress with (found Proust heavy going). to be going on with to start with; for the time being. while the going is good while conditions are favourable.
GO(1): in some senses f. earlier a-going: see A(2)



abandonment, accepted, acting, active, activity, actuation, affluent, ambulant, ambulative, ambulatory, annihilation, ascending, at work, axial, back, back-flowing, backward, bad, bane, biological death, blackout, blocking, booming, cessation of life, circuit-riding, clinical death, common, commutation, contemporary, course, crossing, crossing the bar, current, curtains, customary, death, death knell, debt of nature, decampment, decease, dematerialization, demise, departure, descending, despaired of, disappearance, disappearing, dispersion, dissipation, dissolution, dissolving, done for, doom, down-trending, downward, drifting, dying, dynamics, ebb of life, eclipse, effective, egress, elimination, end, end of life, ending, erasure, escape, eternal rest, evacuation, evanescence, evaporation, exit, exodus, expeditionary, expiration, expiring, extinction, extinguishment, facing death, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, final summons, finger of death, flight, flourishing, flowing, fluent, flying, functional, functioning, getaway, given up, globe-girdling, globe-trotting, going off, going on, grave, growing, gyrational, gyratory, hand of death, hegira, hopeless, in articulo mortis, in exercise, in extremis, in force, in hand, in operation, in play, in practice, in process, in the works, inaction, incapable of life, itinerant, itinerary, jaws of death, journeying, kinematics, kinesipathy, kinesis, kinesitherapy, kinetics, knell, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaving, leaving life, locomotion, locomotive, loss of life, low, making an end, melting, mobilization, moribund, motion, motivation, mounting, move, movement, moving, mundivagant, near death, nonviable, occultation, on foot, on the fire, on tour, ongoing, operating, operational, parting, passage, passing, passing away, passing over, pedestrian, perambulating, perambulatory, peregrinative, peregrine, peripatetic, perishing, pilgrimlike, plunging, present, prevailing, prevalent, progress, progressing, progressive, prospering, prosperous, quietus, reflowing, refluent, regressive, release, removal, rest, restlessness, retirement, retreat, retrogressive, reward, rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running, rushing, sentence of death, shades of death, shadow of death, sideward, sinking, sleep, slipping, slipping away, soaring, somatic death, stir, stirring, streaming, strolling, succeeding, successful, summons of death, terminal, thriving, touring, tourism, touristic, touristry, touristy, traject, trajet, transit, travel, traveling, trekking, universal, unrest, up-trending, upward, usual, vanishing, vanishing point, velocity, walking, walkout, wayfaring, wealthy, wipe, withdrawal, working




N motion, movement, move, going, unrest, stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir, evolution, kinematics, telekinesis, step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity, clip, progress, locomotion, journey, voyage, transit, restlessness, mobility, movableness, motive power, laws of motion, mobilization, moving, in motion, transitional, motory, motive, shifting, movable, mobile, mercurial, unquiet, restless, nomadic, erratic, under way, on the move, on the wing, on the tramp, on the march, eppur si muove, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.

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