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English Dictionary: Going by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Going
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. in full operation; "a going concern"
  1. the act of departing [syn: departure, going, {going away}, leaving]
  2. euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
    Synonym(s): passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release
  3. advancing toward a goal; "persuading him was easy going"; "the proposal faces tough sledding"
    Synonym(s): going, sledding
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Going \Go"ing\, p. pr. of {Go}. Specif.:
            (a) That goes; in existence; available for present use or
                  enjoyment; current; obtainable; also, moving; working;
                  in operation; departing; as, he is of the brightest
                  men going; going prices or rate.
            (b) Carrying on its ordinary business; conducting
                  business, or carried on, with an indefinite prospect
                  of continuance; -- chiefly used in the phrases
      {a going business},
      {concern}, etc.
            (c) Of or pert. to a going business or concern; as, the
                  going value of a company.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Going \Go"ing\, n.
      1. The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going
            is bad.
      2. Departure. --Milton.
      3. Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing. --Crew.
      4. pl. Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.
                     His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all
                     his goings.                                       --Job xxxiv.
      {Going barrel}. (Horology)
            (a) A barrel containing the mainspring, and having teeth
                  on its periphery to drive the train.
            (b) A device for maintaining a force to drive the train
                  while the timepiece is being wound up.
      {Going forth}. (Script.)
            (a) Outlet; way of exit. [bd]Every going forth of the
                  sanctuary.[b8] --Ezek. xliv. 5.
            (b) A limit; a border. [bd]The going forth thereof shall
                  be from the south to Kadesh-barnea.[b8] --Num. xxxiv.
      {Going out}, [or] {Goings out}. (Script.)
            (a) The utmost extremity or limit. [bd]The border shall go
                  down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at
                  the salt sea.[b8] --Num. xxxiv. 12.
            (b) Departure or journeying. [bd]And Moses wrote their
                  goings out according to their journeys.[b8] --Num.
                  xxxiii. 2.
      {Goings on}, behavior; actions; conduct; -- usually in a bad

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Go \Go\, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[ecr]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[ocr]n;
      115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS,
      wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[be]n, akin to
      D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[emac]n, g[be]n, SW. g[aring],
      Dan. gaae; cf. Gr. kicha`nai to reach, overtake, Skr. h[be]
      to go, AS. gangan, and E. gang. The past tense in AS., eode,
      is from the root i to go, as is also Goth. iddja went.
      [root]47a. Cf. {Gang}, v. i., {Wend}.]
      1. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be
            in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to
            advance; to make progress; -- used, in various
            applications, of the movement of both animate and
            inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the
            movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
      2. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to
            walk step by step, or leisurely.
      Note: In old writers go is much used as opposed to run, or
               ride. [bd]Whereso I go or ride.[b8] --Chaucer.
                        You know that love Will creep in service where it
                        can not go.                                    --Shak.
                        Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long
                        that going will scarce serve the turn. --Shak.
                        He fell from running to going, and from going to
                        clambering upon his hands and his knees.
      Note: In Chaucer go is used frequently with the pronoun in
               the objective used reflexively; as, he goeth him home.
      3. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to
            circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken,
            accepted, or regarded.
                     The man went among men for an old man in the days of
                     Saul.                                                --1 Sa. xvii.
                     [The money] should go according to its true value.
      4. To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move
            on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue
            or result; to succeed; to turn out.
                     How goes the night, boy ?                  --Shak.
                     I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of
                     man enough.                                       --Arbuthnot.
                     Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you
                     must pay me the reward.                     --I Watts.
      5. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or
            product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to
            avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the
            infinitive; as, this goes to show.
                     Against right reason all your counsels go. --Dryden.
                     To master the foul flend there goeth some complement
                     knowledge of theology.                        --Sir W.
      6. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
                     Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a
                     resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to
                     justify his cruel falsehood.               --Sir P.
      Note: Go, in this sense, is often used in the present
               participle with the auxiliary verb to be, before an
               infinitive, to express a future of intention, or to
               denote design; as, I was going to say; I am going to
               begin harvest.
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