going: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gō'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of leaving or departing; departure: a safe going and quick return.
  2. the condition of surfaces, as those of roads, for walking or driving: After the heavy rain, the going was bad.
  3. progress; advancement: With such slow going, the work is behind schedule.
  4. Usually,behavior; conduct; deportment.
  1. moving or working, as machinery.
  2. active, alive, or existing.
  3. continuing to operate or do business, esp. in a successful manner: a going company.
  4. current; prevalent; usual: What is the going price of good farmland in this area?
  5. leaving; departing.
  6. to begin; get started.
  7. by a wide margin, esp. as established in the late stages of a contest: The champion won the bout going away.
  8. It's going on four o'clock.
    1. nearly; almost:It's going on four o'clock.
    2. happening:What's going on here?
    3. continuing; lasting:That party has been going on all night.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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