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English adjective: going

1. going in full operation

SamplesA going concern.



English noun: going

1. going (act) the act of departing

Synonymsdeparture, going away, leaving

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)boarding, breaking away, despatch, disappearance, disappearing, dispatch, embarkation, embarkment, exit, farewell, French leave, leave, leave-taking, parting, sailing, shipment, takeoff, withdrawal

2. going (event) euphemistic expressions for death

SamplesThousands mourned his passing.

Synonymsdeparture, exit, expiration, loss, passing, release

Broader (hypernym)death, decease, expiry

Domain usageeuphemism

3. going (act) advancing toward a goal

SamplesPersuading him was easy going.
The proposal faces tough sledding.


Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, achievement

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