Definition of "working" []

  • Performing work: a working committee. (adjective)
  • Operating or functioning as required: a working flashlight. (adjective)
  • Having a paying job; employed: working mothers. (adjective)
  • Spent at work: a working life of 40 years. (adjective)
  • Taken while continuing to work: a working vacation. (adjective)
  • The operation or mode of operation of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act or process of moulding something pliable (noun)
  • A convulsive or jerking motion, as from excitement (noun)
  • A part of a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked (noun)
  • The whole system of excavations in a mine (noun)
  • A record of the steps by which the result of a calculation or the solution of a problem is obtained (noun)
  • Slow advance against or as if against resistance (noun)
  • Relating to or concerned with a person or thing that works (adjective)
  • Concerned with, used in, or suitable for work (adjective)
  • (of a meal or occasion) during which business discussions are carried on (adjective)
  • Capable of being operated or used (adjective)
  • Sufficiently large or accurate to be useful or to accomplish a desired end (adjective)
  • (of a theory, etc) providing a basis, usually a temporary one, on which operations or procedures may be carried out (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "working" in a sentence
  • "“The editors figured, We're all working really hard, so let's put in a word that means ‘working really hard.'"
  • "“But, ” he added, his voice trembling with indignation, “while I have been contriving and working that my father may have some peace of mind before he dies, —working for the respectability of our family, —you have done all you can to destroy both."
  • "The entering of all these particulars in the log-book is termed _keeping the dead reckoning_, and the working out of the calculations just referred to is called _working up the days work_."