From Middle English, deverbal of forthgon (“to go forth, proceed”), from Old English forþgān (“to go forth, proceed”), from Proto-Germanic *furþa (“forward”), *gāną (“to go”), equivalent to forth- + going. Adjective from present participle of forthgo.
forthgoing (plural forthgoings)
- A going forth or utterance; a proceeding from or out.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of A. Chalmers to this entry?)
- Going out or forth; departing.