Definitions for working
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word working.
a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
working(a), on the job(p)adjective
actively engaged in paid work
"the working population"; "the ratio of working men to unemployed"; "a working mother"; "robots can be on the job day and night"
adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something
"the party has a working majority in the House"; "a working knowledge of Spanish"
adopted as a temporary basis for further work
"a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"
running(a), operative, functional, working(a)adjective
(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
"in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity
"discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"; "they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects"
The action of the verb work.
Method of operation.
To become full of a vegetable substance.
That is or are functioning.
a working ventilator
That suffices but requires additional work.
a working copy of the script
In paid employment.
Of or relating to employment.
the working week
Enough to allow one to use something.
a working knowledge of computers
Working refers to the physical or mental effort exerted by an individual in order to perform tasks or carry out responsibilities in exchange for compensation or towards the achievement of a specific goal. It typically involves the use of skills, expertise, time, and energy to complete assigned duties in a productive manner.
a & n. from Work
Working is a musical with a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, music by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, and James Taylor, and lyrics by Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Taylor, and Susan Birkenhead. The musical is based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, which has interviews with people from different regions and occupations.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Working is ranked #41959 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Working surname appeared 518 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Working.
94.7% or 491 total occurrences were White.
3.6% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #538
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Written Corpus Frequency: #337
Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Nouns Frequency: #1000
Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Adjectives Frequency: #218
The numerical value of working in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of working in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems, while we're busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.
We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.
Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE! i've worked from a young age, my kids all work, and we're proud of them for working minimum wage jobs, delivering pizzas, working in a pizza place, working in a call center, all my boys work and they've worked and we're proud of them for working.
Making money is not all about working hard.If making making is all about working hard, my mother would have been a billionaire.
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is working. It's working better than we anticipated, certainly working a lot better than many of the critics talked about early on.
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