a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
working(a), on the job(p)(adj)
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)(adj)
(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
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.
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
Examples of working in a Sentence
We are working to see if we'll get there by Chile, we'll let the negotiators do their work and see where we'll get to in a couple of weeks.
Kevin Vickers has shown profound leadership and a dedication to the security of Canada and its national institutions, his extensive experience working with Parliament, as well as his bravery and integrity, will serve to deepen close bilateral relations between Canada and Ireland in the years ahead.
We're working closely with our program leadership, faculty and risk managers to carefully assess the situation in France and elsewhere to see if any changes need to be made.
A fast-growing suburb gets that way by attracting builders—working up a business case for people to come in and build in their community.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for working
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for working »
Find a translation for the working definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)