Pronunciation of Going
/ɡˈə͡ʊɪŋ/, /ɡˈə‍ʊɪŋ/, /ɡ_ˈəʊ_ɪ_ŋ/

Antonyms for going:

dead, fallow, inoperative, asleep, idle, inert, dormant, latent, arrival, inactive, lifeless.

Synonyms for going:

Sense 1

open, disappearance, available, transferable, appear, hold out, Begun, forthcoming, last, slosh around, headed, all-day, public, ready, show jumping, optional, obtainable, operate, dying, seasonally, dressage, retreat, accessible, flat racing, ready-made, freely, traceable, racecourse, miler, publicly, flat race, wait, collectible, last out, vacant, furlong, usable, spare, tipster, the Melbourne Cup, gymkhana, horseracing, stayer.

Sense 2

weigh in, racetrack, free, racing, withdrawal, steeplechase, there, paddock, horseflesh, hitting.

Sense 3

appearance, alive, egress, exodus, jockey.

Sense 4

horse, handicap, ringer, purse, hurdle, operative.

Sense 5


Sense 7

race, turf.

Sense 8


Sense 9

about, stable, stake.

Sense 19



operating, working.

active (adjective)

alive, moving, flowing, running, operative, shifting, operating, functioning.

departing (adjective)

retreating, departing, fleeing, exiting, withdrawing, leaving, parting.

disappearing (adjective)


mobile (adjective)


moving (adjective)

flowing, coursing, running, moving, passing, active, stirring, proceeding, transiting.

running (adjective)


Sense 1 (noun)

accessible, available, open, vacant, usable, public, spare.

Sense 2 (noun)

advancement, advance, withdrawal, progress, egress, exodus.

Sense 3 (noun)


Sense 4 (noun)

dressage, furlong, gymkhana, flat racing, flat race, handicap, horseflesh.

departure (noun)

decampment, egress, exit, passage, parting, exodus, going away.

exit (noun)

expiry, leave-taking.

flourishing (noun)

successful, thriving.

leaving (noun)

departure, exit.

approaching (verb)


departing (verb)

exiting, withdrawing, departing, Abandoning, Quitting, Decamping, Embarking, parting, leaving, fleeing.

disappearing (verb)

Evaporating, hiding, disappearing, melting, Evanescing, sinking, vanishing, flying, fading, dissolving.

moving (verb)

shifting, actuating, Budging, Transferring, relocating.

Usage examples for going:

  • Whar was yo' going? - "A Son of the Hills", Harriet T. Comstock.
  • Are you going to tell?" - "Burr Junior", G. Manville Fenn.
  • Alice is not going. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.

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