Working Definition

wûrkĭng
workings
adjective
That works; specif., engaged in unskilled or manual labor.
Webster's New World
Operating or functioning as required.
A working flashlight.
American Heritage
On which further work is or may be based.
A working hypothesis.
Webster's New World
Having a paying job; employed.
Working mothers.
American Heritage
Of, for, used in, or taken up by work.
A working day, working clothes.
Webster's New World
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noun
workings
The act or process of a person or thing that works.
Webster's New World
The process of forming or shaping something.
Webster's New World
Convulsive movement or jerking, as of the face.
Webster's New World
A part of a mine, quarry, etc. where work is or has been done.
Webster's New World
Slow or gradual progress involving great effort or exertion.
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Other Word Forms of Working

Noun

Singular:
working
Plural:
workings

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

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