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going

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noun go·ing \ˈgō-iŋ, ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\

Simple Definition of going

  • : the act of leaving a place

  • : the condition of the ground for walking, running, etc.

  • —used to describe a situation in which you are trying to make progress or do something

Full Definition of going

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of going

  2. 2 plural :  behavior, actions <for his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings — Job 34:21 (Authorized Version)>

  3. 3 :  the condition of the ground (as for walking)

  4. 4 :  advance toward an objective <when the going gets tough>

Examples of going

  1. Debris in the street made the going difficult.

  2. The going got better as we neared the town.

  3. She wrote four books in two years, and that's pretty good going by any standards!



14th Century

First Known Use of going

14th century

Rhymes with going


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going

adjective go·ing

Simple Definition of going

  • : living or existing

  • : current or usual

Full Definition of going

  1. 1 a :  that goes —often used in combination <easygoing> <outgoing> b :  working, moving <everything was in going order>

  2. 2 :  living, existing <the best novelist going>

  3. 3 :  current, prevailing <going price>

  4. 4 :  conducting business with the expectation of indefinite continuance <a going concern>

going on
  1. :  drawing near to :  approaching <is six years old going on seven>

Examples of going

  1. He's the best novelist going.

  2. <what's the going price for a good used washing machine?>



14th Century

First Known Use of going

14th century




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