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working

work·ing

working

 
pronunciation:
wuhr kIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or activity of someone or something that works.
Working in the field tired the men out.
synonyms:
labor
similar words:
activity, exertion, industry, toil
definition 2: (sometimes pl.) operation.
I do not understand the workings of the system.
synonyms:
functioning, operation
similar words:
action, mechanism, performance, process, structure
definition 3: the process of working or forming something.
The working of clay into pottery is her greatest pleasure.
synonyms:
molding
similar words:
fashioning, modeling, shaping
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: engaged in work; having a job.
The new law will help working people.
synonyms:
employed, professional
antonyms:
idle, off
similar words:
career, laboring
definition 2: of, for, or pertaining to work or workers.
Working conditions were better under the new management.
synonyms:
occupational, work
similar words:
business, career, industrial, official, professional, vocational, workaday
definition 3: functioning successfully; operating.
This has been a working farm for over a hundred years.
synonyms:
functional, functioning, operational
antonyms:
broken, idle
similar words:
active, effective, going, operative, running
definition 4: enough to be useful or to serve as a basis for further development.
He has a working knowledge of English and will be able to handle the job.
synonyms:
basic
similar words:
adequate, effective, functional, operative, practical, sufficient, usable