work in progress

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of work in progress

:a project that is not yet finished
  • The painting is a work in progress.

Word by Word Definitions

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

  1. : activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work

progress play
  1. : a royal journey marked by pomp and pageant

  2. : a state procession

  3. : a tour or circuit made by an official (such as a judge)

  1. : to move forward : proceed

  2. : to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage


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