HyperDic: working

English > 6 senses of the word working:
ADJECTIVEallworking, on the jobactively engaged in paid work
allworkingadequate for practical use
allworkingadopted as a temporary basis for further work
allworking, running, operative, functional(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
allworkingserving to permit or facilitate further work or activity
NOUNartifactworking, workingsa mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
working > pronunciation
Soundswer'kihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > working: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningactively engaged in paid work.
Examples
  • "the working population"
  • "the ratio of working men to unemployed"
  • "a working mother"
Synonymon the job
BroaderemployedHaving your services engaged for
Spanishtrabajador
Catalantreballador
English > working: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAdequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish / accomplish something.
Examples
  • "the party has a working majority in the House"
  • "a working knowledge of Spanish"
Broaderpracticalconcerned with actual use or practice
Spanishlaborable
Catalanlaborable
English > working: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningAdopted as a temporary basis for further work.
Examples
  • "a working draft"
  • "a working hypothesis"
Broaderimpermanent, temporarynot permanent
English > working: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing.
Example"in running (or working) order"
Synonymsrunning, operative, functional
BroaderfunctioningPerforming or able to perform its regular function
Spanishfuncional, operativo
Catalanoperatiu
English > working: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningServing to permit or facilitate further work or activity.
Examples
  • "discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"
  • "they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects"
BroaderoperativeIn force or having or exerting force
English > working: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA mine or quarry that is being or has been worked.
Synonymworkings
BroaderexcavationA hole in the ground made by excavating
Spanishexplotación
Catalanexplotació

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