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Meaning & Definition of Working in English

English

Working

/wərkɪŋ/

noun

1. A mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

    synonym:
  • working
  • ,
  • workings

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • working(a)
  • ,
  • on the job(p)

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • working

3. Adopted as a temporary basis for further work

  • "A working draft"
  • "A working hypothesis"
    synonym:
  • working(a)

4. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

  • "In running (or working) order"
  • "A functional set of brakes"
    synonym:
  • running(a)
  • ,
  • operative
  • ,
  • functional
  • ,
  • working(a)

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • working

Examples of using

For some reason, it's not working.
I spend my time looking out of the window when I should be working.
He's working in the car.