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, workingsadjective

    a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

  2. 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"

  3. workingadjective

    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)adjective

    adopted as a temporary basis for further work

    "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"

  5. 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"

  6. workingadjective

    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. workingnoun

    The action of the verb work.

  2. workingnoun

    Operation; action.

  3. workingnoun

    Method of operation.

  4. workingnoun

    Fermentation.

  5. workingnoun

    To become full of a vegetable substance.

  6. workingadjective

    That is or are functioning.

    a working ventilator

  7. workingadjective

    That suffices but requires additional work.

    a working copy of the script

  8. workingadjective

    In paid employment.

    working mothers

  9. workingadjective

    Of or relating to employment.

    the working week

  10. workingadjective

    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. workingverb

    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

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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. Don Stoner:

    We are working diligently in cooperation with the FDA to restore operations at our Gainesville plant so that we can continue providing safe, healthy, and affordable eggs to the market from that facility, we apologize for this extremely rare safety lapse and we're making every effort to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.

  2. Shaher Saed:

    It does not help a worker build a decent job, it is not an organized working environment and at the end of the day, Palestinian workers are being exploited.

  3. Yang Moo-jin:

    He was at the stage in his leadership where he should have been seen working on external affairs and trying to overcome international isolation, especially in light of the negative publicity he's got in recent months, by visiting Russia, he would have been able to exert pressure on China and also on South Korea, and he would have been able to improve his own image by going over there with his attractive wife and speak in English, which he surely must be able to do.

  4. Supreme Court:

    These included Pimlico's tight control over Mr Smith's attire and the administrative aspects of any job, the severe terms as to when and how much it was obliged to pay him, and the suite of covenants restricting his working activities following termination.

  5. Jesse Sharkey:

    We are literally working to steer CPS to a more responsible path to reopen schools safely, and we are winning, we want to keep working remotely as we bargain an agreement to return to our classrooms safely.

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Translations for working

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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