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, goings. behavior; conduct; deportment.
—adj. 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. get going, to begin; get started.
7. going away,Sports.by a wide margin, esp. as established in the late stages of a contest: The champion won the bout going away. 8. going on, a. nearly; almost: It's going on four o'clock. b. happening: What's going on here? c. continuing; lasting: That party has been going on all night.