Adjective Definition

working

1.Definition: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

"In running (or working) order"

Related Adjective(s):functional, operative, running


2.Definition: actively engaged in paid work

"The working population", "The ratio of working men to unemployed", "A working mother"


3.Definition: 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"


4.Definition: adopted as a temporary basis for further work

"A working draft", "A working hypothesis"


5.Definition: 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"




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