Working meaning

wûrkĭng
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Working is defined as the process or action of completing a task.

An example of working is going to a job each day.

noun
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The definition of working is able to or used to complete a task or a job.

An example of working used as an adjective is in the phrase "working water mill."

adjective
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The parts of a mine or quarry that have been or are being excavated.
noun
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Of, for, used in, or taken up by work.

A working day, working clothes.

adjective
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(of bodies of water) Becoming full of a vegetable substance.
noun
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The manner in which something operates or functions.

The workings of the mind.

noun
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That works; specif., engaged in unskilled or manual labor.
adjective
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On which further work is or may be based.

A working hypothesis.

adjective
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Used during a project's development; provisional.

A working title for a movie in preproduction.

adjective
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That suffices but requires additional work.

A working copy of the script.

adjective
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Having a paying job; employed.

Working mothers.

adjective
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Moving or jerking convulsively, as from emotion.
adjective
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The act or process of a person or thing that works.
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The process of forming or shaping something.
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Convulsive movement or jerking, as of the face.
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A part of a mine, quarry, etc. where work is or has been done.
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(usually plural) Operation; action.
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Method of operation.
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noun
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Present participle of work.

Leave him alone, he's working.

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That is or are functioning.

A working ventilator.

adjective
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Of or relating to employment.

The working week.

adjective
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Enough to allow one to use something.

A working knowledge of computers.

adjective
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Serving as a basis or guide for further work.

A working hypothesis.

adjective
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Slow or gradual progress involving great effort or exertion.
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In paid employment.

Working mothers.

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Origin of working

  • From Middle English werking, werkynge, warkynge, worchinge, from Old English wyrcung (“working, work"), verbal noun of wyrcan (“to work"), equivalent to work +"Ž -ing. Cognate with Scots wirking, warking, Dutch werking, German Wirkung.

    From Wiktionary

  • From work +"Ž -ing. Compare Scots wirkand, werkand, warkand (“working"), Dutch werkend (“working, acting"), German wirkend (“acting, working").

    From Wiktionary