Going meaning

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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.

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Departure.

Comings and goings.

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The condition underfoot as it affects one's headway in walking or riding.

Once we left the trail the going was rough.

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Progress toward a goal; headway.

It was easy going during my senior year.

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Working; running.

A machine in going order.

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In full operation; flourishing.

A going business.

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Current; prevailing.

The going rates are high.

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To be found; available.

The best products going.

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The act of one who goes.

Opera-going.

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A leaving; departure.
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The condition of the ground or land as it affects traveling, walking, etc.
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Circumstances affecting progress.
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Current situation or course of events in any given area, time, or sphere.

Tough going in the stock market these days.

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Moving; running; working.
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Conducting its business successfully.

A going concern.

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In existence or available.

The best bet going.

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Commonly accepted; current.

The going rate for plumbers.

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Present participle of go.
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The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.

The going was very difficult over the ice.

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We made good going for a while, but then we came to the price.

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(figuratively) Conditions for advancing in any way.

Not only weren't the streets paved with gold, but the going was difficult for an immigrant.

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(in the plural) Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
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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.

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That attends habitually or regularly.
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The going rate for manual snow-shoveling is $25 an hour.

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(after a noun phrase with a superlative) Available.

He has the easiest job going.

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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.

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going on
  • Approaching:.
    The child is six, going on seven years of age.
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be going to
  • To be intending to; will or shall.
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get going
  • To start; begin.
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get someone going
  • To cause a person to be excited, angry, etc.
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going on
  • Nearing or nearly (a specified age or time).
    A child who is nine, going on ten.
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have something going for one
  • To have something working to one's advantage.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of going

  • From Middle English, present participle of gon

    From Wiktionary

  • go +‎ -ing

    From Wiktionary