adj 1: 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"
, on the job(p)
2: 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
3: adopted as a temporary basis for further work; "a working
draft"; "a working hypothesis" [syn: working(a)
4: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in
running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
5: 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
n : a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked [syn: workings