• (America) IPA: /ˈwɝkɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɜːkɪŋ/


  1. (usually, in the plural) Operation; action.
  2. Method of operation.
  3. (arithmetic) The incidental or subsidiary calculations performed in solving an overall problem.
    Be sure to check your working.
  4. Fermentation.
  5. (of bodies of water) Becoming full of a vegetable substance.
  6. A place where work is carried on.
    the abandoned mine workings
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  1. present participle of work#English|work
    Leave him alone; he's working.

working (not comparable)

  1. That is or are functioning.
    a working ventilator
  2. That suffices but requires additional work.
    a working copy of the script
  3. In paid employment.
    working mothers
  4. Of or relating to employment.
    the working week
  5. Enough to allow one to use something.
    a working knowledge of computers
  6. Practical (used in real life).
    the working minimum focus distance is the distance from the closest focusable subject to the lens.
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