working - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    a working person has a job

    Sessions run in the evenings to allow working parents to attend.

    Compare your own situation with that of other working women.

  2. 2
    relating to work

    a good working relationship between producers and distributors

    After the meeting there will be a working lunch.

    working conditions/environment:

    The strikers are demanding better working conditions.

  3. 3
    something that is working can be operated or used

    In the grounds of the priory is a working watermill.

    1. a.
      a working model of something such as a machine is a small copy of it that works in the same way as the real thing
  4. 4
    satisfactory for a particular purpose but not perfect or completely developed

    Applicants should have a working knowledge of Greek.

    This working document could become the draft of an eventual peace agreement.

    I gave him a revised working drawing showing greater detail.