Agoing
Agoing \A*go"ing\, adv. [Pref. a- + p. pr. of go.] In motion; in the act of going; as, to set a mill agoing. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • agoing — /ə gōˈing/ (archaic or dialect) adjective and adverb In motion ORIGIN: ↑a 1 and ↑going2 * * * agoing see a prep.1 13 b and go v …   Useful english dictionary

  • agoing — adv. in the act of going; in motion; ready to go; about to go …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agoing — ad. In motion, moving, in operation, at work, in action …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • To set agoing — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • set agoing — make move, put into motion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Propulsion — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion given to an object situated in front. < N PARAG:Propulsion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 propulsion propulsion projection Sgm: N 1 propelment propelment Sgm: N 1 vis a tergo vis a tergo Sgm: N 1 push push shove… …   English dictionary for students

  • Activity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Activity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 activity activity Sgm: N 1 briskness briskness liveliness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 animation animation life vivacity spirit dash energy …   English dictionary for students

  • Agate — A*gate , adv. [Pref. a on + gate way.] On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate. [Obs.] Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of exchange — Raise Raise (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raised} (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raising}.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Rear} to raise.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lachrymals — Lach ry*mals, n. pl. [{See Lachrymal}.] Tears; also, lachrymal feelings or organs. [Colloq.] People go to the theaters to have . . . their risibles and lachrymals set agoing. The Lutheran. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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