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working

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noun work·ing \ˈwər-kiŋ\

Definition of working

  1. 1 :  the manner of functioning or operating :  operation —usually used in plural the inner workings of the government

  2. 2 :  an excavation or group of excavations made in mining, quarrying, or tunneling —usually used in plural

14th Century

First Known Use of working

14th century


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working

adjective work·ing

Definition of working

  1. 1 :  engaged in work especially for wages or a salary a working journalist a working mother

  2. 2 :  adequate to permit work to be done a working majority

  3. 3 :  assumed or adopted to permit or facilitate further work or activity a working draft

  4. 4 :  spent at work working life

  5. 5 :  being in use or operation a working farm

Examples of working in a sentence

  1. There is a good working relationship between the departments.

  2. the working parts of the machine

1708

First Known Use of working

1708


WORKING Defined for English Language Learners


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working

adjective work·ing

Definition of working for English Language Learners

  • : having a job

  • : of or relating to a person's job

  • : suitable to be worn while working


WORKING Defined for Kids

working

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adjective work·ing \ˈwər-kiŋ\

Definition of working for Students

  1. 1 :  doing work especially for a living working people

  2. 2 :  relating to work working hours

  3. 3 :  good enough to allow work or further work to be done a working agreement



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