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  1. going in; entering.
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Origin of ingoing

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at in-1, going
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Related Words for ingoing

trenchant, biting, piercing, barbed, scathing, incisive, raw, pointed, sarcastic, sardonic, caustic, acerbic, access, entry, admission, accession, clear-cut, crisp, cutting, shrill

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Historical Examples of ingoing

  • And the fight of the ingoing crew is as regular as the halt.

    King Spruce, A Novel

    Holman Day

  • The result of an ingoing message may be either favorable or unfavorable.

  • Also it was convincingly true that the ingoing party—its way now made a pacific one—would need the "spondulicks."

  • But, at all events, the dependence of movements on ingoing messages or sensations is emphasized.

  • I was working in an aircraft control center reading radarscopes and keeping track of ingoing and outgoing flights.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for ingoing


  1. coming or going in; entering
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  1. (often plural) English law the sum paid by a new tenant for fixtures left behind by the outgoing tenant
  2. Scot another word for ingo
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Word Origin and History for ingoing


also in-going, 1825, from in + going.

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