Going vs Left - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between going and left

is that going is a departure while left is air.

As a verb going

is .

As an adjective going

is likely to continue; viable.

going

English

Etymology 1

Verb

(head)
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), present participle of

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A departure.
  • * Thy going is not lonely, with thee goes thy Husband
  • The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
  • The going was very difficult over the ice.
  • progress
  • We made good going for a while, but then we came to the price.
  • (figurative) Conditions for advancing in any way.
  • Not only weren't the streets paved with gold, but the going was difficult for an immigrant.
  • (obsolete) pregnancy; gestation; childbearing
  • * (Crew)
  • (in the plural) Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
  • * Bible, Job 34.21:
  • His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings .

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Likely to continue; viable.
  • He didn't want to make an unsecured loan to the business because it didn't look like a going concern.
  • That attends habitually or regularly.
  • Current, prevailing.
  • The going rate for manual snow-shoveling is $25 an hour.
  • (after a noun phrase with a superlative) Available.
  • He has the easiest job going .

    See also

    * going to

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    left

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) left, luft, leoft, lift, lyft, from (etyl) left, . More at (l), (l).

    Adjective

  • The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north.
  • Turn left at the corner.
  • (politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal.
  • Synonyms
    * left-hand * sinister * sinistral
    Antonyms
    * right
    Derived terms
    * left-hand * left-handed * left wing * two left feet

    Adverb

    (-)
  • On the left side.
  • Towards the left side.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The left side or direction.
  • (politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.
  • The political left is not holding enough power.
  • (boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.
  • Synonyms
    * (left side or direction) , port * (politics)
    Derived terms
    * lefty * to the left

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) left, variant of . More at leave.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (leave).
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.}}
  • Remaining.
  • Etymology 3

    From a verbal use of . More at leave.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (Ireland, colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed.
  • We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.

    References

    * The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Walter W. Skeat.

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