from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A workday.
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- n. Those days of a week on which work is done. The five working days in many countries are usually Monday to Friday (and are defined as such in official and legal usage even though many people work on weekends).
- n. The part of a day in which work is done; the number of hours one must work per day for a specified wage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The number of hours, determined by law or custom, during which a workman, hired at a stated price per day, must work to be entitled to a day's pay.
- See under Day, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage
- n. a day on which work is done
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So, the young adventurer came back to New York to be a chic unemployed philosopher, going to clubs, playing with getting his M.A. and Ph. D., going to clubs, picking up blondes without names and brunettes with pseudonyms, going to clubs, working day jobs, getting tired of clubs, waiting to reach a moment of intersubjectivity with a woman.
A picture of the working day in a wool-shed began to take shape.
At the end of each working day Smirnov would save the pieces of uranium he had stolen and store them in vials that he would then smuggle out of the facility.
Remember that Marx is describing a time when the working day was long—sometimes unendurably long—and when wages were, by and large, little more than it took to keep body and soul together.
It had no doubt expected a plea for factory reform, for Mr. Owen was widely known for his championship of a shorter working day and the abolition of child labor.
The normal working day is from 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. On month-ends and half-yearly closing, work goes on beyond midnight.
Daylight sent word out over the trails and passes for the newcomers to bring down log-rafts, and, as a result, the summer of 1897 saw his sawmills working day and night, on three shifts, and still he had logs left over with which to build cabins.
Karen lit a cigarette a la Veronica Lake and coughed — she only smoked when she was trying to vamp the cops working day watch.