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going

GO'ING, ppr. [from go.] Moving; walking; traveling; turning; rolling; flying; sailing, &c.

GO'ING, n. The act of moving in any manner.

1. The act of walking.

2. Departure.

3. Pregnancy.

4. Procedure; way; course of life; behavior; deportment; used chiefly in the plural.

His eyes are on the ways of man, and he seeeth all his goings. Job.34.

5. Procedure; course of providential agency or government.

They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. Ps.68.

Going out,

Goings out, In scripture, utmost extremity or limit; the point where an extended body terminates. Num.34.5.9.

1. Departure or journeying. Num.33.



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GO'ING, ppr. [from go.] Moving; walking; traveling; turning; rolling; flying; sailing, &c.

GO'ING, n. The act of moving in any manner.

1. The act of walking.

2. Departure.

3. Pregnancy.

4. Procedure; way; course of life; behavior; deportment; used chiefly in the plural.

His eyes are on the ways of man, and he seeeth all his goings. Job.34.

5. Procedure; course of providential agency or government.

They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. Ps.68.

Going out,

Goings out, In scripture, utmost extremity or limit; the point where an extended body terminates. Num.34.5.9.

1. Departure or journeying. Num.33.

GO'ING, n.

  1. The act of moving in any manner.
  2. The act of walking. Shak.
  3. Departure. Milton.
  4. Pregnancy. Grew.
  5. Procedure; way; course of life; behavior; deportment; used chiefly in the plural. His eyes are on the ways of man, and he seeeth all his goings. Job xxxiv.
  6. Procedure; course of providential agency or government. They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. Ps. lxviii. Going out, or Goings out, in Scripture, utmost extremity or limit; the point where an extended body terminates Num. xxxiv. 5, 9. Departure or journeying. Num. xxxiii.

GO'ING, ppr. [from go.]

Moving; walking; traveling; turning; rolling; flying; sailing, &c.


Go"ing
  1. The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad.
  2. 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.

    (b)
  3. Departure.

    Milton.
  4. Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.

    Crew.
  5. Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.

    His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. Job xxxiv. 21.

    Going barrel. (Horology) (a) A barrel containing the mainspring, and having teeth on its periphery to drive the train. (b) A device for maintaining a force to drive the train while the timepiece is being wound up. -- Going forth. (Script.) (a) Outlet; way of exit. "Every going forth of the sanctuary." Ezek. xliv. 5. (b) A limit; a border. "The going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadesh-barnea." Num. xxxiv. 4. -- Going out, or Goings out. (Script.) (a) The utmost extremity or limit. "The border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea." Num. xxxiv. 12. (b) Departure or journeying. "And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys." Num. xxxiii. 2. -- Goings on, behavior; actions; conduct; -- usually in a bad sense.

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Going

GO'ING, participle present tense [from go.] Moving; walking; traveling; turning; rolling; flying; sailing, etc.

GO'ING, noun The act of moving in any manner.

1. The act of walking.

2. Departure.

3. Pregnancy.

4. Procedure; way; course of life; behavior; deportment; used chiefly in the plural.

His eyes are on the ways of man, and he seeeth all his goings. Job 34:21.

5. Procedure; course of providential agency or government.

They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. Psalms 68:24.

Going out,

Goings out, In scripture, utmost extremity or limit; the point where an extended body terminates. Numbers 34:5.9.

1. Departure or journeying. Numbers 33:2.

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Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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