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work·ing

 (wûr′kĭng)
adj.
1.
a. Performing work: a working committee.
b. Operating or functioning as required: a working flashlight.
2. Having a paying job; employed: working mothers.
3.
a. Spent at work: a working life of 40 years.
b. Taken while continuing to work: a working vacation.
4.
a. Sufficient to allow action: a working majority.
b. Adequate for practical use: a working knowledge of Spanish.
5. Serving as a basis or guide for further work: a working hypothesis.
n. often workings
1. The manner in which something operates or functions: the workings of the mind.
2. The parts of a mine or quarry that have been or are being excavated.

working

(ˈwɜːkɪŋ)
n
1. the operation or mode of operation of something
2. the act or process of moulding something pliable
3. (Pathology) a convulsive or jerking motion, as from excitement
4. (Mining & Quarrying) (often plural) a part of a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
5. (Mining & Quarrying) (plural) the whole system of excavations in a mine
6. (Mathematics) a record of the steps by which the result of a calculation or the solution of a problem is obtained: all working is to be submitted to the examiners.
7. rare slow advance against or as if against resistance
adj (prenominal)
8. relating to or concerned with a person or thing that works: a working man.
9. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) concerned with, used in, or suitable for work: working clothes.
10. (Commerce) (of a meal or occasion) during which business discussions are carried on: working lunch; working breakfast.
11. capable of being operated or used: a working model.
12. sufficiently large or accurate to be useful or to accomplish a desired end: a working majority; a working knowledge of German.
13. (of a theory, etc) providing a basis, usually a temporary one, on which operations or procedures may be carried out

work•ing

(ˈwɜr kɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that works.
2. operation; action: the involuted workings of his mind.
3. the process of shaping a material: the working of damp clay.
4. Usu., workings. a part of a mine, quarry, or the like in which work is carried on.
5. the process of fermenting, as of yeasts.
6. a slow advance involving exertion.
7. twitching, flexing, or twisting motions: the agitated working of his jaw muscles.
8. repeated movement or strain tending to loosen a structural assembly or part.
adj.
9.
a. engaged in some form of work, esp. manual labor, for a living: the working people of this community.
b. employed outside the home while fulfilling major domestic responsibilities: working wives and mothers.
10. serving to permit or facilitate continued work: a working model; a working majority.
11. adequate for usual or customary needs: a working knowledge of Spanish.
12. organized for some kind of work, as for a cause or project: a working party.
13. done, taken, etc., while conducting or discussing business: a working lunch.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.working - a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
Adj.1.working - actively engaged in paid workworking - actively engaged in paid work; "the working population"; "the ratio of working men to unemployed"; "a working mother"; "robots can be on the job day and night"
employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"
2.working - adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something; "the party has a working majority in the House"; "a working knowledge of Spanish"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
3.working - adopted as a temporary basis for further work; "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
4.working - (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
functioning - performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight"
5.working - serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity; "discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"; "they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects"
operative - being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"

working

adjective
1. employed, labouring, in work, in a job Like most working women, I use a lot of convenience foods.
2. functioning, going, running, operating, active, operative, operational, functional, usable, serviceable, in working order the oldest working steam engine in the world
3. effective, useful, practical, sufficient, adequate I used to have a good working knowledge of French.
plural noun
1. operation, running, action, method, functioning, manner, mode of operation computer systems which mimic the workings of the human brain
2. mine, pit, shaft, quarry, excavations, diggings housing which was built over old mine workings

working

adjective
1. In action or full operation:
2. Having a job:
noun
The way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions.Often used in plural:
Translations
deloven

working

[ˈwɜːkɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= economically active) [person] → trabajador, que trabaja; [population] → activo
working mothersmadres fpl trabajadoras, madres fpl que trabajan
the working manel hombre trabajador or que trabaja
the working womanla mujer trabajadora or que trabaja
ordinary working peoplegente trabajadora normal y corriente
he's a working doges un perro de trabajo or labor
2. (= relating to work) [conditions, practice, environment, week] → laboral; [life] → laboral, activo; [day] → laborable; [breakfast, lunch] → de trabajo; [clothes] → de faena, de trabajo
your order will be sent within three working days (Brit) → su pedido será despachado en un plazo de tres días laborables
my working day begins at eight a.mmi jornada (laboral or de trabajo) empieza a las ocho de la mañana
during working hoursdurante horas de trabajo
working patternspautas fpl laborales, pautas fpl de trabajo
3. (= provisional) [title, definition] → momentáneo, provisional
working hypothesishipótesis f inv de trabajo
4. (= functioning) [farm, mill, steam train] → en funcionamiento
to have a working knowledge of sthtener conocimientos básicos de algo
to be in working orderfuncionar perfectamente
B. N
1. (= operation) [of machine, engine, computer] → funcionamiento m; [of mine] → explotación f
2. workings
2.1. [of organization, parliament] → forma f de funcionar; [of machine, engine, computer] (= operation, way of working) → funcionamiento m; (= mechanism) → mecanismo m
the workings of his mindsu forma de pensar
2.2. (= mine) → mina fsing; (= excavations) → excavaciones fpl
C. CPD working assets NPL (Comm, Fin) → activo m circulante
working capital N (Comm, Fin) → capital m circulante, capital m de explotación
the working class(es) N(PL)la clase obrera, la clase trabajadora
see also working-class working expenses NPLgastos mpl de explotación
working face Ncara f de trabajo
working group Ngrupo m de trabajo (on sobre) working holiday N vacaciones en las que se combina el trabajo con el ocio
working majority N (Pol) → mayoría f suficiente
working model Nmodelo m articulado
working paper Ndocumento m de trabajo
working parts NPLpartes fpl activas
working partner Nsocio m activo
working party N = working group working relationship Nrelación f de trabajo
they have a good working relationshiptienen una buena relación de trabajo, trabajan bien juntos
working vacation N (US) = working holiday

working

[ˈwɜːrkɪŋ]
adj
(= employed) [wife, mother] → qui travaille; [population] → actif/ive
children with working mothers → les enfants dont les mères travaillent
(= working-class) → qui travaille
[hours, practices, clothes] → de travail
working life → vie f professionnelle
He started his working life as a truck driver
BUT Il a commencé à travailler comme camionneur.
during all my working life → pendant toute ma vie professionnelle
during working hours → pendant les heures de travail
better working conditions → meilleures conditions de travail
(= functioning) [farm, business] → en exploitation; [model] → fonctionnel(le); [parts] → fonctionnel(le)
in working order → en état de marche
to have a working knowledge of sth → posséder des rudiments de qch
(= provisional) [title] → provisoire; [document] → de travail workings
npl [organization, brain] → mécanismes mpl; [system, machine] → rouages mpl
the workings of government → les rouages du gouvernementworking capital nfonds mpl de roulementworking class n
the working class → la classe ouvrière
the working classes → les classes fpl laborieusesworking-class working class [ˌwɜːrkɪŋˈklɑːs] adj [background, origins, accent, family, community] → ouvrier/ière
a self-educated man from a working-class background → un autodidacte issu d'un milieu ouvrierworking day n (mainly British)
(= day of work) → journée f de travail
(= weekday) → jour m de travailworking group ngroupe m de travailworking holiday n (British) vacances mises à profit pour effectuer une activité rémunéréeworking man nsalarié mworking party n (British)groupe m de travailworking relationship nrelations fpl de travail
to have a good working relationship → avoir de bonnes relations de travail
to have a good working relationship with sb → avoir de bonnes relations de travail avec qnworking week nsemaine f de travailwork in progress ntravaux mpl en courswork/life balance néquilibre m entre vie professionnelle et vie privée

working

adj
(= engaged in work) populationarbeitend, berufstätig; (Comm) partneraktiv; working manArbeiter m; I’m a working man, I need my restich arbeite den ganzen Tag, ich brauche meine Ruhe; working wivesberufstätige Ehefrauen pl; working womanberufstätige Frau
(= spent in or used for working)Arbeits-; working conditionsArbeitsbedingungen pl; working hoursArbeitszeit f; during working hourswährend der Arbeitszeit; your order will be sent within three working daysihre Bestellung wird innerhalb von drei Werktagen geschickt
(= provisional)Arbeits-; (= sufficient) majorityarbeitsfähig; to have a working majorityeine arbeitsfähige Mehrheit haben; working hypothesisArbeitshypothese f; in working orderfunktionsfähig; in good/perfect working ordervoll funktionsfähig; working knowledgeGrundkenntnisse pl
farm, mill, sailing ship, steam trainin Betrieb
n
(= work)Arbeiten nt, → Arbeit f
workings pl (= way sth works)Arbeitsweise f, → Funktionsweise f; workings of fateWege pldes Schicksal; workings of the mindGedankengänge pl; in order to understand the workings of this machine/systemum zu verstehen, wie die Maschine/das System funktioniert
workings pl (Min) → Schächte pl, → Gänge pl; (of quarry)Grube f

working

:
working assets
pl (Econ) → Betriebsvermögen nt
working capital
working class
n (also working classes)Arbeiterklasse f
working-class
adjder Arbeiterklasse; (pej)ordinär, proletenhaft; to be workingzur Arbeiterklasse gehören; working cultureArbeiterkultur f
working companion
nArbeitskamerad(in) m(f)
working condition
n
(Tech) → Betriebszustand m
workings plArbeitsbedingungen pl
working copy
nArbeitsexemplar nt
working dinner
working directory
n (Comput) → Arbeitsverzeichnis nt
working dog
nArbeitshund m, Hund, der für bestimmte Aufgaben abgerichtet ist
working expenses
pl (Econ) → Betriebskosten pl
working girl
n (euph)Prostituierte f
working group
working holiday
n (Brit) Urlaub, in dem eine bezahlte Tätigkeit ausgeübt wird
working hour
nArbeitsstunde f; workings plArbeitszeit f; reduction in or of workingsArbeitszeitverkürzung f
working life
n (of machine part)Lebensdauer f; (of animal)Nutzungsdauer f; (of person)Berufsleben nt
working lunch
nArbeitsessen nt
working materials
plArbeitsmittel pl
working memory
n (Comput) → Arbeitsspeicher m
working men’s club
n (Brit) → Arbeiterklub m
working morale
nArbeitsmoral f
working-out
n (of a plan etc) → Ausarbeitung f; (of a question etc) → Lösung f
working-over
n (inf)Abreibung f (inf); to give somebody a good workingjdm eine tüchtige Abreibung verpassen (inf)
working papers
pl (Econ) → Arbeitspapiere pl
working party
n(Arbeits)ausschuss m
working pool
working power
nArbeitskraft f
working relationship
nZusammenarbeit f; to have a good working with somebodymit jdm gut zusammenarbeiten
working title
nArbeitstitel m
working vacation
n (US) = working holiday
working visa
n (US) → Arbeitserlaubnis f
working week
nArbeitswoche f

working

[ˈwɜːkɪŋ] adj (day) → feriale; (week) → lavorativo/a; (tools, conditions, lunch) → di lavoro; (clothes) → da lavoro; (mother) → che lavora; (partner) → attivo/a
an 8-hour working day → una giornata lavorativa di 8 ore
working knowledge → conoscenza pratica
in working order → funzionante
see also workings
References in classic literature ?
In later times the modest version in the "Works and Days" was elaborated, first by making Homer the opponent whom Hesiod conquered, while a later period exercised its ingenuity in working up the story of the contest into the elaborate form in which it still survives.
It is therefore possible that another lost poem, the "Idaean Dactyls", which dealt with the discovery of metals and their working, was appended to, or even was a part of the "Great Works", just as the "Divination by Birds" was appended to the "Works and Days".
That which would present no difficulty to a thousand navvies working in open country will be of course more troublesome in a comparatively confined space.
He was surprised at his weariness when he act into his room, forgetful of the fact that he had been on his feet and working without let up for fourteen hours.
As a result, he concentrated with a similar singleness of purpose, greedily snapping up the hints and suggestions thrown out by his working mate.
I was barely turned fifteen, and working long hours in a cannery.
Immediately I classified him--a sort of prodigy, I thought, a Blind Tom** of the working class.
Besides this, she was working in one of the dark holes, by electric light, and the dampness, too, was deadly--there were always puddles of water on the floor, and a sickening odor of moist flesh in the room.
At the time it was thought of making an offering of all our family to the dauphine, the idea of working the handkerchiefs was entertained, and some designs of exquisite beauty and neatness had been prepared.
Yet Split-Nose said no; that he did not want to go back, but ahead; that they grew strong only as they added their strength together; and that, if the Fish-Eaters would add their strength to the Meat-Eaters, there would be no more fighting and no more watchers and no more guards, and that, with all men working, there would be so much food that each man would have to work not more than two hours a day.
His pretty, boyish face, with a twist of fresh grass bound round his hair, was all working with effort; but whenever anyone looked at him he smiled.
It has been remarked that a skilful workman, with fitting tools and measures, would find it very difficult to make cells of wax of the true form, though this is perfectly effected by a crowd of bees working in a dark hive.