Meaning of WORKING in English

WORKING

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

Working people have jobs which they are paid to do.

Like ~ women anywhere, Asian women are buying convenience foods.

ADJ: ADJ n

2.

Working people are ordinary people who do not have professional or very highly paid jobs.

The needs and opinions of ordinary ~ people were ignored...

= ~ class

ADJ: ADJ n

3.

A ~ day or week is the amount of time during a normal day or week which you spend doing your job. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use workday , work week )

For doctors the ~ day often has no end...

Automation would bring a shorter, more flexible ~ week.

ADJ: ADJ n

4.

A ~ day is a day on which people go to work. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use workday )

The full effect will not be apparent until Tuesday, the first ~ day after the three day holiday weekend.

ADJ: ADJ n

5.

Your ~ life is the period of your life in which you have a job or are of a suitable age to have a job.

He started his ~ life as a truck driver.

ADJ: ADJ n

6.

The ~ population of an area consists of all the people in that area who have a job or who are of a suitable age to have a job.

Almost 13 per cent of the ~ population is already unemployed.

ADJ: ADJ n

7.

Working conditions or practices are ones which you have in your job.

The strikers are demanding higher pay and better ~ conditions.

ADJ: ADJ n

8.

Working clothes are designed for doing work in, and are intended to be practical rather than attractive.

ADJ: ADJ n

9.

A ~ relationship is the relationship you have with someone when you work with them.

The vice-president seems to have a good ~ relationship with the president.

ADJ: ADJ n

10.

A ~ farm or business exists to do normal work and make a profit, and not only for tourists or as someone’s hobby.

ADJ: ADJ n

11.

The ~ parts of a machine are the parts which move and operate the machine, in contrast to the outer case or container in which they are enclosed.

ADJ: ADJ n

12.

A ~ model is one that has parts that move.

ADJ: ADJ n

13.

A ~ knowledge or majority is not very great, but is enough to be useful.

This book was designed in order to provide a ~ knowledge of finance and accounts...

ADJ: ADJ n

14.

A ~ title or definition is one which you use when starting to make or do something, but which you are likely to change or improve.

His ~ title for the script was ‘Trust the People’.

ADJ: ADJ n

15.

The ~s of a piece of equipment, an organization, or a system are the ways in which it operates and the processes which are involved in it.

Neural networks are computer systems which mimic the ~s of the brain...

N-PLURAL: usu N of n

16.

in ~ order: see order

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