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going

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noun go·ing \ˈgō-iŋ, ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\

Definition of going

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of going

  2. 2 goings plural :  behavior, actions for his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings — Job 34:21 (King James 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 in a Sentence

  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!

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First Known Use of going

14th century


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going

adjective go·ing

Definition of going

  1. 1a :  that goes —often used in combination easygoing outgoingb :  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 in a Sentence

  1. He's the best novelist going.

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

First Known Use of going

14th century



GOING Defined for English Language Learners

going

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noun

Definition of going for English Language Learners

  • : 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

going

adjective

Definition of going for English Language Learners

  • : living or existing

  • : current or usual



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