working

Definitions of working
  1. noun
    a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    synonyms: workings
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    type of:
    excavation
    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”
    Synonyms:
    practical
    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”
    Synonyms:
    operative
    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
    employed
    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”
    Synonyms:
    impermanent, temporary
    not permanent; not lasting
  6. adjective
    (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
    synonyms: functional, operative, running
    functioning
    performing or able to perform its regular function
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