going

Primary Meanings of going

1.
n
the act of departing
2.
n
advancing toward a goal
3.
adj
in full operation
Full Definitions of going
1

n the act of departing

Synonyms:
departure, going away, leaving
Examples:
Dunkerque
an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
Types:
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breaking away
departing hastily
farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting
the act of departing politely
French leave
an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell)
disappearance, disappearing
the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
withdrawal
the act of withdrawing
sailing
the departure of a vessel from a port
boarding, embarkation, embarkment
the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
exit
the act of going out
despatch, dispatch, shipment
the act of sending off something
takeoff
a departure; especially of airplanes
valediction
the act of saying farewell
vanishing
a sudden disappearance from sight
effacement, self-effacement
withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
retreat
the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
retirement, retreat
withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
evacuation
the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
decampment
breaking camp
abandonment, defection, desertion
withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
pullback
(military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)
retreat
(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
receding, recession
the act of becoming more distant
reshipment
the act of shipping again (especially by transferring to another ship)
Type of:
act, deed, human action, human activity
something that people do or cause to happen

n euphemistic expressions for death

Synonyms:
departure, exit, expiration, loss, passing, release
Type of:
death, decease, expiry
the event of dying or departure from life
2

n advancing toward a goal

“persuading him was easy going
Synonyms:
sledding
Type of:
accomplishment, achievement
the action of accomplishing something
3

adj in full operation

“a going concern”
Synonyms:
active
full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

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