-going

[[t]-goʊɪŋ[/t]]
1) COMB in N-UNCOUNT: oft N n -going is added to nouns such as `theatre', `church', and `film' to form nouns which describe the activity of going to that type of place or event.

It is the cinema-going public who decide whether a film is a blockbuster or not.

...his party-going days as a student .

2) COMB: COMB in ADJ: usu ADJ n -going is added to nouns such as `ocean', `sea', and `road' to form adjectives which describe vehicles that are designed for that type of place.

...one of the largest ocean-going liners in the world.

...a new range of road-going bicycles.

3) COMB: COMB in ADJ: usu ADJ n -going is added to nouns that refer to directions to form adjectives which describe things that are moving in that direction.

There is a strong west-going tide, even one mile offshore...

The material can absorb outward-going radiation from the Earth.

4) See also , ongoing, , thoroughgoing

English dictionary. 2008.

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