Departure: comings and goings. The condition underfoot as it affects one's headway in walking or riding: Once we left the trail the going was rough. Informal Progress toward a goal; headway: It was easy going during my senior year. Working; running: a machine in going order. In full operation; flourishing: a going business. Current; prevailing: The going rates are high. To be found; available: the best products going. going on Approaching: The child is six, going on seven years of age.