American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Currently taking place: an ongoing festival.
- adj. In progress or evolving.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Advance; the act of advancing; progression.
- n. plural Proceedings; goings-on.
- Progressing; proceeding; not intermitting.
- adj. continuing, permanent
- adj. presently or currently happening; being in progress
- n. Something that is going on; a happening.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of going forward; progress; (pl.) affairs; business; current events.
- adj. Occurring at present; progressing; in progress; continuing; not
past, completed, or future.
- adj. currently happening
- adj. currently happening
“Syrian-Americans have also assisted the FBI in what they describe as an ongoing investigation into the actions of the embassy in Washington.”
“An official of the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch HRW said her organization is increasingly concerned and seriously alarmed about what she described as the ongoing murder of unarmed protesters who are demanding reforms in Libya.”
“A week ago I flew out over the Gulf with conservation pilot Tom Hutchings and Waterkeeper John Wathen to the Source -- "The Source" is what they call the ongoing oil eruption where BP's Deepwater Horizon platform sank in April and is now spewing tens of thousands of barrels of oil every day.”
“Embassies for the United States, Britain, and France have all shut their doors because of what they call ongoing terrorist attacks.”
“Haggard is also opening up about what he calls his ongoing struggles with same-sex attraction.”
“And also, Israel has said that they're continuing -- the Israeli military continuing with what they call ongoing defensive military activity.”
“Napwa is picketing at Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg against what it terms ongoing discrimination against people living with HIV/Aids by hospitals, clinics, medical centres and surgeries.”
“The CP pledged its support to farmers rising up against what it described as ongoing terrorism focused on soft targets.”
“According to a camp spokesman, Mehdi Akbay, Iraqi security forces ran over some residents with Humvees and fired upon others in what he described as an ongoing campaign to terrorize them into leaving.”
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