- 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.
going definition by Webster's New World
- 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
going definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
going - Phrases/Idioms
be going to
get someone goingâ
have something going for oneâ
Variant of go
- to move along; travel; proceed: to go 90 miles an hour to be moving: who goes there?
- to be in operation, as a mechanism, action, etc.
- to work or operate properly; function: a clock that isn't going
- to turn out; result: the war went badly
- to be guided, regulated, or directed by a procedure, method, etc.: to go by what someone says
- to take its course; proceed: how is the evening going?
- to move off; leave; depart to begin to move off, as in a race: used as a command
- to leave a court of justice
- to continue (unpunished, unrewarded, unrequited, etc.)
- to move toward a place or person or in a certain direction: to go to the back of the room to move out of sight or out of the presence of the speaker: used as a command to make regularly scheduled trips as specified: a bus that goes to Chicago
- to extend, lead, reach, etc. to a place: a road that goes to London
- to be able to extend or reach: the belt won't go around his waist
- to carry one's activity to specified lengths: the pitcher went 7 innings
- to extend or reach so far in behavior, action, etc.: to go too far in one's protests
Origin: Middle English gon ; from Old English gan, akin to Dutch gaan, German gehen ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝhē-, origin, originally , to leave behind, go away from source Sanskrit jíhītē, (he) goes; the past tense went is ; from wend replacing Old English eode, Middle English yede
- to travel or proceed along: to go Route 90
- to bet; wager
- ☆ Informal to tolerate; put up with: I can't go him
- Informal to furnish (bail) for an arrested person
- Informal to be willing to pay, bid, etc. (a specified sum)
- ☆ Informal to appreciate or enjoy: could you go a piece of pie?
- Informal to say: used to describe dialogue [He goes “When?” and she goes “Tonight!”]
- the act of going
- something that operates successfully; a success: to make a go of a marriage
- Informal the power of going; animation; energy
- Informal a state of affairs
- ☆ Informal an agreement, or bargain: is it a go?
- Informal a try; attempt; endeavor
- Brit., Informal a quantity given or taken at one time
- a call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
- a point received for playing the last card in any sequence with a count less than 31
- functioning properly or ready to go
- all right; OK