going

Definitions

  • Peasant Going to Market
    Peasant Going to Market
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj going in full operation "a going concern"
    • n going the act of departing
    • n going advancing toward a goal "persuading him was easy going","the proposal faces tough sledding"
    • n going euphemistic expressions for death "thousands mourned his passing"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'I saw it first—'tis mine—let go!'" "'I saw it first—'tis mine—let go!'"
A Yank going on leave A Yank going on leave
Ready to go Home Ready to go Home
WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MY PRETTY MAID WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MY PRETTY MAID
Cinq-mars and de Thou Going to Execution——215 Cinq-mars and de Thou Going to Execution——215
HERE WE GO ROVND THE MVLBERRY BVSH HERE WE GO ROVND THE MVLBERRY BVSH
At the Merry-go-round At the Merry-go-round
A Lot of Us Boys Are Going to the Klondike 093 A Lot of Us Boys Are Going to the Klondike 093

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat
    • Going Course of life; behavior; doings; ways. "His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings ."
    • Going Departure.
    • Going Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.
    • p. pr Going 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.
    • Going The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission
    • n going The act of moving in any manner.
    • n going Departure.
    • n going Time of pregnancy; gestation.
    • n going Way; shape; behavior; deportment: used chiefly in the plural.
    • n going Condition of paths and roads for walking or driving.
    • n going A right of pasturage for a beast on a common.
    • n going An outlet.
    • n going A starting; a departure: as, the going forth of the house of Israel.
    • n going Expenditure; outlay.
    • n going In stair-building, the width of the stairway or length of a tread.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel
    • n Going gō′ing the act of moving: departure:
    • n Going gō′ing (B.) course of life
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
  • Louise Driscoll
    Louise Driscoll
    “Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.”
  • Jimmy Buffett
    Jimmy Buffett
    “If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.”
  • Samuel Butler
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    “The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.”
  • Franklin P. Jones
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    “Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad%20Ali
    “What keeps me going is goals.”

Idioms

All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.
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Easy come, easy go - This idiom means that money or other material gains that come without much effort tend to get spent or consumed as easily.
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From the get go - If you are familiar with something from the get go, you are familiar with it from the beginning
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From the get-go - (USA) If something happens from the get-go, it happens from the very beginning.
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From the word go - From the word go means from the very beginning of something.
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Get up and go - If someone has lots of get up and go, they have lots of enthusiasm and energy.
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Go against the grain - A person who does things in an unconventional manner, especially if their methods are not generally approved of, is said to go against the grain. Such an individual can be called a maverick.
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Go awry - If things go awry, they go wrong.
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Go bananas - If you go bananas, you are wild with excitement, anxiety, or worry.
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Go blue - If you go blue, you are very cold indeed. ('Turn blue' is an alternative form.)
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Go bust - If a company goes bust, it goes bankrupt.
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Go by the board - When something has gone by the board, it no longer exists or an opportunity has been lost.
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Go by the boards - If something goes by the boards, it fails to get approved or accepted.
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Go down a storm - To say that something has been enjoyable or successful, you can say that it has gone down a storm. Eg. Last night's party went down a storm, it was incredible.
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Go down like a cup of cold sick - (UK) An idea or excuse that will not be well accepted will go down like a cup of cold sick.
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Usage

In literature:

I'm going with him; I'm wild to go.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
Dey would say, 'Go way John, please go away'.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
It was at last decided that John Kenneby should go both to Hamworth and to Bedford Row, but that he should go to Hamworth first.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
They are going to live there, and it cannot be very long before they go.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
I am going to convince him that he is in a very bad way.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
I will go, at all costs, and he shall go with me.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
The little girl didn't mind going to bed alone, but her mother generally found some good reason for going up-stairs.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The next generation of school-boys called them "sneaking red dogs," and planned to go out on the plains and shoot them.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
You must go to bed and go to sleep.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
They laugh but I still go on.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
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In poetry:

Go! wearing the gray of grief!
Go! watch o'er the dead in gray!
Go! guard the private and guard the chief,
And sentinel their clay!
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
"Thou go!" "Nay, smile not, I will go;
Fitzgibbon shall not fall
Unwarned at least; and Heaven will guard
Its messenger-in-thrall."
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
I will not let thee go.
Have we chid the changeful moon,
Now rising late, and now
Because she set too soon,
And shall I let thee go?
"I Will Not Let Thee Go" by Robert Seymour Bridges
Your religious "fools" are plenty,
Mormon, Pagan, Quaker, Jew -
Each is going right straight to heaven
And wants you to go there too.
"Fools" by Joseph Warren Watson
"Ah! will the mother be sad to go?
Loath to leave her baby and go?
"Hush, dear angel! she will not know.
God in His mercy wills it so."
"A Song Of Two Angels" by Laura Elizabeth Richards
Go, since you must, but, Dearest, know
That, Honour having bid you go,
Your honour, if your life be spent,
Shall have a costly monument.
"At Parting" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Molesworth was tied for second going into today's short-go.
Donald Banks Status Quo Go Go Get Down: Pure Ghetto Funk from Washington DC ZRecords.
Traditional land-line phones, once the bedrock of communications in the USA, are quickly going the way of eight-track tapes as consumers go wireless or choose Internet-based phone calling.
The coaches say "we're going to watch the film and we're going to evaluate everybody".
Frank QuirarteAfter a rough go of things in round one, John Florence has been putting in the practice time in hopes of seeing his world title dreams go to Pipeline.
That could mean let your worries and stress go, or go ahead and eat and drink what you want and let it go .
It was the habit of us Wisconsin farm boys to go to the city to work during the winter, then hope to get laid off in the spring so that we could go home and work for our fathers while still getting unemployment for the summer.
Utah's population is going up, restaurant business is going up and Utahns are drinking more.
If Lob City is going to be a functioning municipality, then it's going to need some law and order.
Should I go here, or should I go there.
It's going to be a consistent thing where I'm going to have to be on my wrist.
30 am, go-go boys wearing fluorescent yellow briefs undulate atop speakers the size of compact cars.
Go Fast, Go Slow, Go Astros.
The idea might sound insane to some people: You're going to pay money so you can go to a place every couple of days and get beat up.
'Awkward's' Ashley Rickards: 'Things Are Going to Go Down' for Team Matty and Team Jake (Video).
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In science:

Roughly speaking, we can use the splitting process of main components and let some of marked points go together or go to the boundary of R × [0, 1] symmetrically to obtain PM 0,k from PM0,k .
Floer Homology for Symplectomorphism
We shall consider two kinds of protocols: (i) Uij (t) is going to be a random U (4) gate, independent for each step, and (ii) Uij (t) is going to be a product of random single qubit gates V (t) and V ′ (t), independent for each qubit and at each step, and a fixed two qubit gate W , Uij (t) = Vi (t)V ′ (t)j Wij .
Exact convergence times for generation of random bipartite entanglement
The path going from x to y should not cross path going from x′ to y ′ .
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
For each vertex z ∈ Z2 , define transition probabilities as follows: the probability to go either up or down is p(z )/2, and the probability to go either left or right is (1 − p(z ))/2.
Loop-erased random walk and Poisson kernel on planar graphs
Altogether we can identify six possible gluings, namely either going from type A. to type B. when moving along the positive I direction and gluing along the sI =const. plane or going from type B. to type A. when moving along the positive I direction and gluing along the sI =const. plane.
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
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