Pronunciation: (gō'ing), [key]
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.

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, 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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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