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* Rhymes: -ɜː(r)kɪŋ

  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)kɪŋ

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From Middle English _werking_, _werkynge_, _warkynge_, _worchinge_, from Old English _wyrcung_ (“working, work”), verbal noun of _wyrcan_ (“to work”), equivalent to _work_ +‎ _-ing_. Cognate with Scots _wirking_, _warking_, Dutch _werking_, German _Wirkung_. NOUN WORKING (_plural_ WORKINGS) * (chiefly in the plural) Operation; action. * Method of operation. * Fermentation. * (of bodies of water) Becoming full of a vegetable substance. TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English werking, werkynge, warkynge, worchinge, from Old English wyrcung (working, work), verbal noun of wyrcan (to work), equivalent to work +‎ -ing. Cognate with Scots wirking, warking, Dutch werking, German Wirkung.

Noun

working (plural workings)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) Operation; action.
  2. Method of operation.
  3. Fermentation.
  4. (of bodies of water) Becoming full of a vegetable substance.
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English - Etymology 2

From _work_ +‎ _-ing_. Compare Scots _wirkand_, _werkand_, _warkand_ (“working”), Dutch _werkend_ (“working, acting”), German _wirkend_ (“acting, working”). VERB WORKING * Present participle of _work_. _Leave him alone; he's WORKING._ ADJECTIVE WORKING (_not comparable_) * That is or are functioning. _a WORKING ventilator_ * That suffices but requires additional work. _a WORKING copy of the script_ * In paid employment. _WORKING mothers_ * Of or relating to employment. _the WORKING week_ * Enough to allow one to use something. _a WORKING knowledge of computers_ SYNONYMS * (_functioning_): functioning; up (_mainly used of computers_) * (_that suffices but requires further work_): draft, provisional, temporary * (_in paid employment_): employed, in employment * (_of or relating to employment_): work * (_enough to allow one to use something_): basic ANTONYMS * (_functioning_): broken, broken-down, down (_mainly used of computers_) TRANSLATIONS

From work +‎ -ing. Compare Scots wirkand, werkand, warkand (working), Dutch werkend (working, acting), German wirkend (acting, working).

Verb

working

  1. Present participle of work.
    Leave him alone; he's working.

Adjective

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
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* work

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* working in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911


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