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.
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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 have to come to the point where we have to make decisions, and quite often those decisions are long term in nature, and without clarity then it's too dangerous for us to proceed, when we look at the next generation of wings, which is called' Wing of the Future', we are working on that today in development in the UK and clearly now we are seriously considering whether we should continue that development or find alternative solutions.
Fire fighting is continued to be carried out, even today the teams are on the ground working to prevent escalation.
You'd see him working on things: Santa Claus, snowmen, ducks, it was his passion.
The county prosecutor working with the U.S. Attorney's office decided to proceed first in state court to detain my client.
Every classroom in America needs a well-supported, well-trained, well-paid educator helping students learn and thrive, teachers fight every day for the resources to do their job, and we fight for and with them — that includes solving shortages by improving wages and working conditions and giving teachers the professional respect, voice and latitude they need to succeed.
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