from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Performing work.
- adjective Operating or functioning as required.
- adjective Having a paying job; employed.
- adjective Spent at work.
- adjective Taken while continuing to work.
- adjective Sufficient to allow action.
- adjective Adequate for practical use.
- adjective Serving as a basis or guide for further work.
- noun The manner in which something operates or functions.
- noun The parts of a mine or quarry that have been or are being excavated.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In forestry, the harvesting of the final yield under a working plan.
- noun Nautical, the condition of moving slightly or changing form under the strain of rolling: said of a vessel or any of its structural parts. See work, v. i., 9.
- noun Action; operation: as, the workings of fancy.
- noun Method of operation; doing.
- noun Fermentation: as, the working of yeast.
- noun plural The parts of a mine, quarry, or openwork in which, or near which, mining or quarrying is actually being carried on.
- noun The process which goes on in water when it blossoms. See work, v. i., 8.
- Active; busy.
- Engaged in physical toil or manual labor as a means of livelihood; laboring: as, working people. Compare
- Connected with the carrying on of some undertaking or business: as, working expenses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- a & n. from
Beam, n. 10.
- the class of people who are engaged in manual labor, or are dependent upon it for support; laborers; operatives; -- chiefly used in the plural.
- See under
- 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
- a house where work is performed; a workhouse.
- (Mach.) that part of a machine at which the effect required; the point where the useful work is done.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun usually plural Operation; action.
- noun Method of operation.
- noun To become full of a vegetable substance.
- adjective That is or are functioning.
- adjective That suffices but requires additional work.
- adjective In paid employment.
- adjective Of or relating to employment.
- adjective Enough to allow one to use something.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something
- adjective adopted as a temporary basis for further work
- adjective (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
- adjective actively engaged in paid work
- adjective serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity
- noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
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