What does ongoing mean?

Definitions for ongoing
ˈɒnˌgoʊ ɪŋ, ˈɔn-on·go·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ongoing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ongoing, on-goingadjective

    currently happening

    "an ongoing economic crisis"


  1. ongoingadjective

    Occurring at present; progressing; in progress; continuing; not past, completed, or future; as, an ongoing petition drive; an ongoing effort.


  1. ongoingnoun

    Something that is going on; a happening.

  2. ongoingadjective

    continuing, permanent

  3. ongoingadjective

    presently or currently happening; being in progress

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ongoing

    on′gō-ing, n. a going on: course of conduct: event: (pl.) proceedings, behaviour.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ongoing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ongoing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ongoing in a Sentence

  1. Bill Hagerty:

    Given the ongoing failures witnessed in Afghanistan, it will be incumbent upon Mayor Emanuel to demonstrate strongly his ability to represent America’s vital interests in the region, and to protect the thousands of our citizens that are in Japan on any given day under the U.S. Ambassador’s Chief of Mission authority just as I did, the Japanese people have an incredible spirit and a deep love for the United States, and I have no doubt that they look forward to welcoming the next U.S. Ambassador.

  2. The Conception:

    This is still an ongoing search and rescue.

  3. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder:

    Modernizing state government is an ongoing effort, i appreciate the work of the legislature in analyzing the criminal code and eliminating statutes that no longer make sense in the 21st century.

  4. Brad Kern:

    I don’t know, I believe in terms of keeping him out of the workplace during the investigation, that was simply to be as fair and open and transparent as we can be, the investigation is ongoing and we are told we will have results soon.

  5. Andrew Parsons:

    Part of this agreement includes a commitment by NARL LP and its owners that it will continue its ongoing buyer/investor search for the refinery.

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Translations for ongoing

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  • جاري التنفيذArabic
  • igangværendeDanish
  • ständig, immerwährend, anhaltend, gegenwärtig stattfindend, derzeitig stattfindend, permanent, andauernd, fortlaufend, laufendGerman
  • en marchaSpanish
  • meneillään oleva, jatkuvaFinnish
  • en cours, actuel, permanent, continuelFrench
  • 진행중인, 지속적인Korean
  • lopendDutch
  • pågåendeNorwegian
  • em progressoPortuguese
  • neîntrerupt, continuu, necontenitRomanian
  • продолжающийся, [[происходить, постоянный, непрерывныйRussian
  • pågåendeSwedish
  • Devam edenTurkish
  • 不断的Chinese

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