con·​tin·​u·​ing kən-ˈtin-yü-iŋ How to pronounce continuing (audio)
: continuous, constant
continuing poverty
: needing no renewal : enduring
continuing fame
a continuing contract
continuingly adverb

Examples of continuing in a Sentence

the continuing success of the chain as it opens stores around the country the public's continuing interest in every aspect of the lives of celebrities
Recent Examples on the Web She is terrified by the hate that has rained down on her and her fellow pro-Palestinian supporters since Hamas militants attacked Israel on Oct. 7 and Israel retaliated with a massive and continuing assault on Gaza. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 The calculus changes in places like public bathrooms, where there’s a reasonable and continuing expectation of privacy. Victoria Song, The Verge, 27 Mar. 2024 These rapid changes to the nature of work will require continuing education throughout the workforce. P.k. Agarwal, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2017

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Word History


Middle English contynuynge , from present participle of continuen "to continue"

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of continuing was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near continuing

Cite this Entry

“Continuing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Legal Definition


: marked by uninterrupted extension in time or sequence
a continuing criminal enterprise
: needing no renewal
continuing shareholders

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