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Etymology 1[edit]

go +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

going

  1. Present participle of go.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, present participle of gon

Noun[edit]

going (plural goings)

  1. A departure.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  2. The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
    The going was very difficult over the ice.
  3. progress
    We made good going for a while, but then we came to the price.
  4. (figuratively) Conditions for advancing in any way.
    Not only weren't the streets paved with gold, but the going was difficult for an immigrant.
  5. (obsolete) pregnancy; gestation; childbearing
  6. (in the plural) Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
    • Bible, Job 34.21:
      His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

Adjective[edit]

going (not comparable)

  1. 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.
  2. That attends habitually or regularly.
  3. Current, prevailing.
    The going rate for manual snow-shoveling is $25 an hour.
  4. (after a noun phrase with a superlative) Available.
    He has the easiest job going.

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