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Meaning of WORKING

Pronunciation:  'wurking

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  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"

WORKING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: operative, practical, workings
 See Also: excavation, hole in the ground



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a & n. from {Work}.

      The word must cousin be to the working.  --Chaucer.

{Working beam}. See {Beam}, n. 10.

{Working class}, the class of people who are engaged in
   manual labor, or are dependent upon it for support;
   laborers; operatives; -- chiefly used in the plural.

{Working day}. See under {Day}, n.

{Working drawing}, a drawing, as of the whole or part of a
   structure, machine, etc., made to a scale, and intended to
   be followed by the workmen. Working drawings are either
   general or detail drawings.

{Working house}, a house where work is performed; a

{Working point} (Mach.), that part of a machine at which the
   effect required; the point where the useful work is done.