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going

[goh-ing] /ˈgoʊ ɪŋ/
noun
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, goings. behavior; conduct; deportment.
adjective
5.
moving or working, as machinery.
6.
active, alive, or existing.
7.
continuing to operate or do business, especially in a successful manner:
a going company.
8.
current; prevalent; usual:
What is the going price of good farmland in this area?
9.
leaving; departing.
Idioms
10.
get going, to begin; get started.
11.
going away, Sports. by a wide margin, especially as established in the late stages of a contest:
The champion won the bout going away.
12.
going on,
  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.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see go1, -ing1, -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for goingest

going

/ˈɡəʊɪŋ/
noun
1.
a departure or farewell
2.
the condition of a surface such as a road or field with regard to walking, riding, etc: muddy going
3.
(informal) speed, progress, etc: we made good going on the trip
adjective
4.
thriving (esp in the phrase a going concern)
5.
current or accepted, as from past negotiations or commercial operation: the going rate for electricians, the going value of the firm
6.
(postpositive) available: the best going
7.
going, going, gone!, a statement by an auctioneer that the bidding has finished
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Word Origin and History for goingest

going

n.

verbal noun from go (v.), c.1300. Going to "be about to" is from late 15c. To go while the going is good is from 1916. Goings-on attested from 1775; going over is 1872 as "scolding," 1919 as "inspection."

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Slang definitions & phrases for goingest
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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