What does working mean?

Definitions for working
ˈwɜr kɪŋwork·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word working.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. working, workings(adj)

    a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

  2. 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"

  3. working(adj)

    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"

  4. working(a)(adj)

    adopted as a temporary basis for further work

    "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"

  5. 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"

  6. working(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. working(Noun)

    The action of the verb work.

  2. working(Noun)

    Operation; action.

  3. working(Noun)

    Method of operation.

  4. working(Noun)

    Fermentation.

  5. working(Noun)

    To become full of a vegetable substance.

  6. working(Adjective)

    That is or are functioning.

    a working ventilator

  7. working(Adjective)

    That suffices but requires additional work.

    a working copy of the script

  8. working(Adjective)

    In paid employment.

    working mothers

  9. working(Adjective)

    Of or relating to employment.

    the working week

  10. working(Adjective)

    Enough to allow one to use something.

    a working knowledge of computers

Webster Dictionary

  1. Working

    of Work

  2. Working

    a & n. from Work

Freebase

  1. Working

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. working

    Functioning at an optimum level.

    The computer was functioning effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  
  2. working

    Verb form of the word work.

    Working is a gift that we all are very grateful for.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #538

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Written Corpus Frequency: #337

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Nouns Frequency: #1000

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'working' in Adjectives Frequency: #218

How to pronounce working?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say working in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of working in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of working in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of working in a Sentence

  1. Jan Van den Bulck:

    When you watch a show on regular TV and it’s over, you have to wait until next week to see the next episode, just like when you go to the gym, you stop working out when your body has had enough; the dumbbells aren’t egging you on to do more.

  2. Larry Rand:

    Especially in low - and middle-income countries with really high preterm birth rates and huge neonatal mortality rates, one of the biggest problems is, there is no ultrasound, and women are not empowered to keep track of their last menstrual cycle. It's often taboo to keep track of or talk about your period, that is one of the biggest problems we have worldwide, and lots of folks have been working on trying to find another way -- ideally an inexpensive test -- to figure out what the gestational age is for any given pregnancy.

  3. Brad Bannon:

    If you look at those working in progressive politics now, the older ones came in after [Democratic nominee] George McGovern’s campaign in ’72, mcGovern lost, but he galvanized a whole generation of Democratic and progressive activists who are still involved in politics even now. I think you’ll see the same with Bernie Sanders.

  4. Nathan Howard:

    We work all year for this period of time, when we're working around the clock to bring in a successful harvest, most of our success in 2021 is determined by how successful we are during these six weeks, the end of September and October.

  5. Krystal Ball:

    It's pretty simple the role that he fills : He is the return of the Democratic Party to really being the champion of the people. Not Wall Street, not Silicon Valley, not any corporate interest -- but really fighting for working people in every community.

Images & Illustrations of working

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for working

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • العملArabic
  • Ansatz, ArbeitenGerman
  • riittävä, toiminta, käyminen, työ, keskeneräinen, työnteko, työskentelytapa, toimiva, työskentely, toimintatapa, työtätekevä, työssäkäyvä, rehevöityminenFinnish
  • fonctionnementFrench
  • მუშაGeorgian
  • funcionalPortuguese
  • рабочий, работоспособныйRussian
  • đang làm việcVietnamese

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