- Going is defined as something that is successful, in existence or commonly accepted.
- An example of going is a successful restaurant; a going restaurant or a going concern.
- An example of going is infant formula being the best alternative to breast milk available; best alternative going.
- An example of going is the hourly rate for a workman; the going rate.
- The definition of a going is a departure or forward progress.
- An example of a going is the acts of a person entering and leaving their house; the comings and goings.
- An example of a going is the condition of a road; the poor condition of the road made the trip a tough going.
- the act of one who goes: usually used in compounds: opera-going
- a leaving; departure
- the condition of the ground or land as it affects traveling, walking, etc.
- circumstances affecting progress
- Slang current situation or course of events in any given area, time, or sphere: tough going in the stock market these days
- moving; running; working
- conducting its business successfully: a going concern
- in existence or available: the best bet going
- commonly accepted; current: the going rate for plumbers
be going to
to be intending to; will or shall
Informal to start; begin
get someone going
Slang to cause a person to be excited, angry, etc.
Informal nearing or nearly (a specified age or time): a child who is nine, going on ten
have something going for one
Slang to have something working to one's advantage
- Departure: comings and goings.
- The condition underfoot as it affects one's headway in walking or riding: Once we left the trail the going was rough.
- Informal Progress toward a goal; headway: It was easy going during my senior year.
- Working; running: a machine in going order.
- In full operation; flourishing: a going business.
- Current; prevailing: The going rates are high.
- To be found; available: the best products going.
- Present participle of go.
go + -ing
- A departure.
- The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
- The going was very difficult over the ice.
- We made good going for a while, but then we came to the price.
- (figuratively) Conditions for advancing in any way.
- Not only weren't the streets paved with gold, but the going was difficult for an immigrant.
- (in the plural) Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
- Likely to continue; viable.
- He didn't want to make an unsecured loan to the business because it didn't look like a going concern.
- That attends habitually or regularly.
- Current, prevailing.
- The going rate for manual snow-shoveling is $25 an hour.
- (after a noun phrase with a superlative) Available.
- He has the easiest job going.
From Middle English, present participle of gon