Definitions of working
  1. noun
    a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    synonyms: workings
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    type of:
    a hole in the ground made by excavating
  2. adjective
    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”
    concerned with actual use or practice
  3. adjective
    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”
    being in force or having or exerting force
  4. adjective
    actively engaged in paid work
    “the working population”
    “the ratio of working men to unemployed”
    “a working mother”
    synonyms: on the job
    having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary
  5. adjective
    adopted as a temporary basis for further work
    “a working draft”
    “a working hypothesis”
    impermanent, temporary
    not permanent; not lasting
  6. adjective
    (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
    synonyms: functional, operative, running
    performing or able to perform its regular function
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