Hypertext Webster Gateway: "going"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Going \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Go \Go\, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n;
115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS,
wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to
D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan.
gaae; cf. Gr. kicha`nai to reach, overtake, Skr. h[=a] to go,
AS. gangan, and E. gang. The past tense in AS., eode, is from
the root i to go, as is also Goth. iddja went. [root]47a. Cf.
{Gang}, v. i., {Wend}.]
1. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be
in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to
advance; to make progress; -- used, in various
applications, of the movement of both animate and
inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the
movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.

2. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to
walk step by step, or leisurely.

Note: In old writers go is much used as opposed to run, or
ride. ``Whereso I go or ride.'' --Chaucer.

You know that love Will creep in service where it
can not go. --Shak.

Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long
that going will scarce serve the turn. --Shak.

He fell from running to going, and from going to
clambering upon his hands and his knees.

Note: In Chaucer go is used frequently with the pronoun in
the objective used reflexively; as, he goeth him home.

3. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to
circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken,
accepted, or regarded.

The man went among men for an old man in the days of
Saul. --1 Sa. xvii.

[The money] should go according to its true value.

4. To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move
on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue
or result; to succeed; to turn out.

How goes the night, boy ? --Shak.

I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of
man enough. --Arbuthnot.

Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you
must pay me the reward. --I Watts.

5. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or
product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to
avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the
infinitive; as, this goes to show.

Against right reason all your counsels go. --Dryden.

To master the foul flend there goeth some complement
knowledge of theology. --Sir W.

6. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.

Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a
resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to
justify his cruel falsehood. --Sir P.

Note: Go, in this sense, is often used in the present
participle with the auxiliary verb to be, before an
infinitive, to express a future of intention, or to
denote design; as, I was going to say; I am going to
begin harvest.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Going \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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : in full operation; "a going concern" [syn: {going(a)}]
n 1: act of departing [syn: {departure}, {going away}, {leaving}]
2: euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his
passing" [syn: {passing}, {loss}, {departure}, {exit}, {expiration},
3: advancing toward a goal; "persuading him was easy going" or
"the proposal faces tough sledding" [syn: {sledding}]

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