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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Going  \Go"ing\,  p.  pr  of  {Go}.  Specif.: 
  a  That  goes;  in  existence;  available  for  present  use  or 
  enjoyment;  current;  obtainable;  also  moving  working; 
  in  operation;  departing;  as  he  is  of  the  brightest 
  men  going;  going  prices  or  rate. 
  b  Carrying  on  its  ordinary  business;  conducting 
  business,  or  carried  on  with  an  indefinite  prospect 
  of  continuance;  --  chiefly  used  in  the  phrases 
 
  {a  going  business}, 
 
  {concern},  etc 
  c  Of  or  pert.  to  a  going  business  or  concern;  as  the 
  going  value  of  a  company. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concern  \Con*cern"\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  relates  or  belongs  to  one  business;  affair. 
 
  The  private  concerns  of  fanilies.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  That  which  affects  the  welfare  or  happiness;  interest; 
  moment. 
 
  Mysterious  secrets  of  a  high  concern.  --Roscommon. 
 
  3.  Interest  in  or  care  for  any  person  or  thing  regard; 
  solicitude;  anxiety. 
 
  O  Marcia,  let  me  hope  thy  kind  concerns  And  gentle 
  wishes  follow  me  to  battle.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  (Com.)  Persons  connected  in  business;  a  firm  and  its 
  business;  as  a  banking  concern. 
 
  {The  whole  concern},  all  connected  with  a  particular  affair 
  or  business. 
 
  Syn:  Care  anxiety;  solicitude;  interest;  regard;  business; 
  affair;  matter;  moment.  See  {Care}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concern  \Con*cern"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Concerned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Concerning}.]  [F.  concerner,  LL  concernere  to 
  regard,  concern,  fr  L.  concernere  to  mix  or  mingle  together, 
  as  in  a  sieve  for  separating;  con-  +  cernere  to  separate, 
  sift,  distinguish  by  the  senses  and  especially  by  the  eyes, 
  to  perceive,  see  See  {Certain}.] 
  1.  To  relate  or  belong  to  to  have  reference  to  or  connection 
  with  to  affect  the  interest  of  to  be  of  importance  to 
 
  Preaching  the  kingdom  of  God,  and  teaching  those 
  things  which  concern  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ.  --Acts 
  xxviii.  31. 
 
  Our  wars  with  France  have  affected  us  in  our  most 
  tender  interests,  and  concerned  us  more  than  those 
  with  any  other  nation.  --Addison. 
 
  It  much  concerns  a  preacher  first  to  learn  The 
  genius  of  his  audience  and  their  turn.  --Dodsley. 
 
  Ignorant,  so  far  as  the  usual  instruction  is 
  concerned.  --J.  F. 
  Cooper. 
 
  2.  To  engage  by  feeling  or  sentiment;  to  interest;  as  a  good 
  prince  concerns  himself  in  the  happiness  of  his  subjects. 
 
  They  think  themselves  out  the  reach  of  Providence, 
  and  no  longer  concerned  to  solicit  his  favor. 
  --Rogers. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concern  \Con*cern"\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  of  importance.  [Obs.] 
 
  Which  to  deny  concerns  more  than  avails.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concern 
  n  1:  something  that  interests  you  because  it  is  important  or 
  affects  you  "the  safety  of  the  ship  is  the  captain's 
  concern" 
  2:  an  anxious  feeling;  "care  had  aged  him";  "they  hushed  it  up 
  out  of  fear  of  public  reaction"  [syn:  {care},  {fear}] 
  3:  a  feeling  of  sympathy  for  someone  or  something  "She  felt 
  strong  concern  for  those  less  fortunate"  [ant:  {unconcern}] 
  4:  something  or  someone  that  causes  anxiety;  a  source  of 
  unhappiness;  "New  York  traffic  is  a  constant  concern"; 
  "it's  a  major  worry"  [syn:  {worry},  {headache},  {vexation}] 
  5:  a  commercial  or  industrial  enterprise  and  the  people  who 
  constitute  it  "he  bought  his  brother's  business";  "a 
  small  mom-and-pop  business";  "a  racially  integrated 
  business  concern"  [syn:  {business},  {business  concern},  {business 
  organization}] 
  v  1:  be  about  have  to  do  with  be  relevant  to  refer,  pertain, 
  or  relate  to  "What's  this  novel  all  about?";  "There 
  were  lots  of  questions  referring  to  her  talk"  [syn:  {refer}, 
  {pertain},  {relate},  {come  to},  {bear  on},  {touch},  {touch 
  on}] 
  2:  be  on  the  mind  of  "What  is  worrying  you?"  [syn:  {interest}, 
  {occupy},  {worry}] 




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