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Synonyms for working
ˈwɜr kɪŋwork·ing

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  1. workingadjective

    employment, basic, up, employed, functioning, temporary, provisional, draft, work

    broken, down, broken-down

  2. workingadjective

    The action of the verb work.

    a working ventilator

    work, functioning, basic, employed, draft, employment, up, temporary, provisional

    broken, broken-down, down

  3. workingadjective

    That suffices but requires additional work.

    a working copy of the script

    up, provisional, work, temporary, employment, draft, functioning, basic, employed

    down, broken-down, broken

  4. workingadjective

    Method of operation.

    working mothers

    work, draft, up, employment, employed, basic, functioning, provisional, temporary

    down, broken-down, broken

  5. workingadjective


    the working week

    provisional, temporary, employment, basic, up, work, functioning, employed, draft

    down, broken-down, broken

  6. workingadjective

    To become full of a vegetable substance.

    a working knowledge of computers

    work, provisional, basic, draft, up, employed, functioning, employment, temporary

    broken, broken-down, down

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. working

    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied

    idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, slothful, sluggish, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. working, workingsadjective

    a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

    works, workings

    inoperative, malfunctioning, nonfunctional, permanent, lasting, unemployed, impractical

  2. working(a), on the job(p)adjective

    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"

    impractical, unemployed, inoperative, nonfunctional, lasting, malfunctioning, permanent

  3. workingadjective

    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"

    on the job(p), functional, working(a), running(a), operative

    unemployed, nonfunctional, lasting, impractical, malfunctioning, inoperative, permanent

  4. working(a)adjective

    adopted as a temporary basis for further work

    "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"

    nonfunctional, inoperative, lasting, impractical, unemployed, permanent, malfunctioning

  5. running(a), operative, functional, working(a)adjective

    (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

    "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"

    nonfunctional, lasting, unemployed, malfunctioning, inoperative, impractical, permanent

  6. workingadjective

    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"

    on the job(p), functional, working(a), running(a), operative

    lasting, impractical, permanent, malfunctioning, inoperative, unemployed, nonfunctional

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. workingadjective


  2. workingadjective

    moving, operating

  3. workingadjective

    on duty, at work

  4. workingadjective


  5. workingnoun

    motion, operation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. workingadjective


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How to use working in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Olaf Swantee:

    Then we are working on new technologies to reach the real, very difficult areas in the UK, we are even looking at air masts, which do not need an official micro site; they are literally flying in the air and providing both transmission and back haul capability as well as coverage capability.

  2. Remy Cordonnier:

    I am not an expert myself on Shakespeare's pieces, so I wanted to have the opinion of an expert, this is why I contacted Eric Rasmussen to make sure they did not already know about the First Folio. He was actually in London working on the Shakespeare year at the British Library and agreed to come to authenticate the document.

  3. Chiquinquira Caldera:

    We're not offering services and we don't have any patients staying here because the generator is not working.

  4. Alex Azar:

    While this virus poses a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this risk low, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of all Americans, and this public health emergency declaration is the latest in the series of steps the Trump Administration has taken to protect our country.

  5. Zac Blair:

    I've always wanted to play with him. As a little kid that was kind of my dream growing up but it was unfortunate to see him not play great, he's just kind of working through some things, obviously it takes some time to work through some swing changes and stuff like that.

Translations for working

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  • العملArabic
  • Ansatz, ArbeitenGerman
  • käyminen, rehevöityminen, työssäkäyvä, työtätekevä, toimintatapa, työskentely, toimiva, työskentelytapa, työnteko, keskeneräinen, työ, riittävä, toimintaFinnish
  • fonctionnementFrench
  • მუშაGeorgian
  • funcionalPortuguese
  • рабочий, работоспособныйRussian
  • đang làm việcVietnamese

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