Definitions for: Going


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
21.

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
sense.


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.

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

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