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Meaning of GOING

Pronunciation:  'gowing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  advancing toward a goal; "persuading him was easy going"; "the proposal faces tough sledding"
  2. [n]  act of departing
  3. [n]  euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"

GOING is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: departure, departure, exit, expiration, going away, leaving, loss, passing, release, sledding
 See Also: accomplishment, achievement, boarding, breaking away, death, decease, deed, despatch, disappearance, disappearing, dispatch, effort, embarkation, embarkment, exit, exploit, farewell, feat, French leave, leave, leave-taking, parting, sailing, shipment, takeoff, withdrawal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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. ``Every going forth of the
           sanctuary.'' --Ezek. xliv. 5.
       (b) A limit; a border. ``The going forth thereof shall be
           from the south to Kadesh-barnea.'' --Num. xxxiv. 4.
    {Going out}, or {Goings out}. (Script.)
       (a) The utmost extremity or limit. ``The border shall go
           down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at
           the salt sea.'' --Num. xxxiv. 12.
       (b) Departure or journeying. ``And Moses wrote their
           goings out according to their journeys.'' --Num.
           xxxiii. 2.
    {Goings on}, behavior; actions; conduct; -- usually in a bad
  2. \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.
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