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 Dictionary entry overview: What does NGO mean? 

NGO (noun)
  The noun NGO has 1 sense:

1. an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government

  Familiarity information: NGO used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NGO (noun)



An organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


NGO; nongovernmental organization

Hypernyms ("NGO" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "NGO"):

AA; Alcoholics Anonymous (an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism)

citizens committee; committee (a self-constituted organization to promote something)

Congress of Racial Equality; CORE (an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality)

denomination (a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith)

National Trust; NT (an organization concerned to preserve historic monuments and buildings and places of historical interest or natural beauty; founded in 1895 and supported by endowment and private subscription)

Umma Tameer-e-Nau; UTN (a nongovernmental organization of Pakistani scientists that has been a supporter of terrorism; has provided information about chemical and biological and nuclear warfare to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda and the Taliban)

Salvation Army (a charitable and religious organization to evangelize and to care for the poor and homeless)

Red Cross (an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime)

foreign mission; mission; missionary post; missionary station (an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work)

Instance hyponyms:

Markaz-ud-Dawa-wal-Irshad; MDI (a Sunni organization formed in 1989 and based in Pakistan; opposes missionary groups from the United States; has Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as its armed wing)

Greenpeace (an international organization that works for environmental conservation and the preservation of endangered species)

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