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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun going:


Going is sometimes a misspelling of coming, galloped or give.

The word going is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun going

What does going mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: goings

  1. the act of departing
  2. euphemistic expressions for death
  3. advancing toward a goal
    • example: persuading him was easy going
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of going: sledding
    • more generic words: accomplishment / achievement = the action of accomplishing something

Alternative definition of the noun going


  1. The suitability of ground for advancing.
  2. Figuratively, conditions for advancing in any way.

Specialised definition of the noun going

Glossary of sports

the state of the ground as it affects ease and speed of movement, especially for horses in a race (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / equestrian

the state of the ground at a racecourse in terms of the amount of moisture it holds and how much give it has. In increasing order of firmness the going conditions are as follows: heavy, yielding, soft, good-to soft, good, good-to-firm, firm, standard and hard (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective going

What does going mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more going / most going

  1. in full operation
    • example: a going concern
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: active

Alternative definition of the adjective going


  1. Likely to continue; viable.
  2. That attends habitually or regularly.


Going is a record label.


  1. "Going" a.k.a. "Going!" is the twelfth single by Japanese boy band KAT-TUN. It was released on May 12, 2010 by their record label J-One Records. The title track is was used as the theme song for the Nippon Television TV Show, Going! Sports & News, which is co-hosted by member Kazuya Kamenashi.
  2. "Going" a.k.a. "Going!" is a 2010 album by KAT-TUN.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Going" is a composition.
  4. "Going" is a composition.


Going, track condition or track rating are the terms used to describe the track surface of a horse racing track prior to a horse race or race meet. The going is determined by the amount of moisture in the ground and is assessed by an official steward on the day of the race.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Going

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Google previewDictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking (2016)

by E. Banks

Going Public 241 GLOBAL OFFERING Any NEW ISSUE of SECURITIES that involves selling, placing, and listing in more than one market, and which may involve more than one issuing CURRENCY. GLOBEX An electronic TRADING platform, ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Economics (2003)

by Donald Rutherford

going. concern. (510). A commercial organization,usually afirm, whichis expectedto continue to operate for the foreseeable...

going. rate(820). A wage rate whichis regarded asthe acceptable pay at a particular time for an occupational group.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

A feast upon going into a new house, s. Arrogating, part. The act of gleaning, or thing gleaned, s, Intention ; purpose ; sense, s. The aët of cultivating gardens, s, Inlaying steel with filver, s. Aperture; breach; dawn, s. The aâ of baptizing, s, The ...

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Quotes about Going

I am going
You are going
All are going
Going going
And going
Towards end.
I will not be there
You will not be there
Nobody will be there
No vacuum will be there. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of G2O1I1N1G2

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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