Definition of “going” - English Dictionary

“going” in British English

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uk /ˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈɡoʊ.ɪŋ/

goingadjective [ after noun ]

uk /ˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈɡoʊ.ɪŋ/
the going rate/price/salary etc.

the usual rate, price, etc. at a particular time:

£30 an hour is the going rate for a piano teacher.


uk / -ɡəʊ.ɪŋ/ us / -ɡoʊ-/

(Definition of “going” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“going” in American English

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goingadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɡoʊ·ɪŋ/

going adjective [ not gradable ] (BE SUITABLE)

(of a price or a charge) usual or suitable at the present time:

What’s the going rate for this kind of work?

going adjective [ not gradable ] (OPERATE)

operating successfully or without difficulty:

The advertising agency was a going concern when she headed it.

(Definition of “going” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)