from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Performing work: a working committee.
- adj. Operating or functioning as required: a working flashlight.
- adj. Having a paying job; employed: working mothers.
- adj. Spent at work: a working life of 40 years.
- adj. Taken while continuing to work: a working vacation.
- adj. Sufficient to allow action: a working majority.
- adj. Adequate for practical use: a working knowledge of Spanish.
- adj. Serving as a basis or guide for further work: a working hypothesis.
- n. The manner in which something operates or functions. Often used in the plural: the workings of the mind.
- n. The parts of a mine or quarry that have been or are being excavated. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of work.
- n. Operation; action.
- n. Method of operation.
- n. Fermentation.
- n. To become full of a vegetable substance.
- adj. That is or are functioning.
- adj. That suffices but requires additional work.
- adj. In paid employment.
- adj. Of or relating to employment.
- adj. Enough to allow one to use something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a & n. from work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In forestry, the harvesting of the final yield under a working plan.
- n. Nautical, the condition of moving slightly or changing form under the strain of rolling: said of a vessel or any of its structural parts. See work, v. i., 9.
- n. Action; operation: as, the workings of fancy.
- n. Method of operation; doing.
- n. Fermentation: as, the working of yeast.
- n. plural The parts of a mine, quarry, or openwork in which, or near which, mining or quarrying is actually being carried on.
- n. The process which goes on in water when it blossoms. See work, v. i., 8.
- Active; busy.
- Engaged in physical toil or manual labor as a means of livelihood; laboring: as, working people. Compare working-man.
- Connected with the carrying on of some undertaking or business: as, working expenses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something
- adj. adopted as a temporary basis for further work
- adj. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
- adj. actively engaged in paid work
- adj. serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity
- n. a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
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