Idioms

Origin of go

1
before 900; Middle English gon, Old English gān; cognate with Old High German gēn, German gehen

Definition for going on (2 of 2)

going

[ goh-ing ]
/ ˈgoʊ ɪŋ /

noun

adjective

Origin of going

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at go1, -ing1, -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for going on (1 of 4)

GO

/ military /

abbreviation for

general order

British Dictionary definitions for going on (2 of 4)

go

1
/ (ɡəʊ) /

verb goes, going, went or gone (mainly intr)

noun plural goes

adjective

(postpositive) informal functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronauticsall systems are go

Word Origin for go

Old English gān; related to Old High German gēn, Greek kikhanein to reach, Sanskrit jahāti he forsakes

British Dictionary definitions for going on (3 of 4)

go

2

I-go

/ (ɡəʊ) /

noun

a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board

Word Origin for go

from Japanese

British Dictionary definitions for going on (4 of 4)

going

/ (ˈɡəʊɪŋ) /

noun

a departure or farewell
the condition of a surface such as a road or field with regard to walking, riding, etcmuddy going
informal speed, progress, etcwe made good going on the trip

adjective

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Idioms and Phrases with going on

going on


Also, going on for. Approaching, especially an age or time. For example, She's twelve, going on thirteen, or It's going on for midnight. The first term dates from the late 1500s, the variant from the mid-1800s. Also see go on.

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