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Definition of "going" [go•ing]

  • Departure: comings and goings. (noun)
  • The condition underfoot as it affects one's headway in walking or riding: Once we left the trail the going was rough. (noun)
  • Informal Progress toward a goal; headway: It was easy going during my senior year. (noun)
  • Working; running: a machine in going order. (adjective)
  • In full operation; flourishing: a going business. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "going" in a sentence
  • "Time we were going, Maggie -- (_going to her_, C.); -- you'll be glad to see the back of us."
  • "I am going, ” I continued, “going willingly; but, should I say forever, perhaps I may not keep my word."
  • "\ "When the going gets tough, the tough get going\"."