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working

  

      n  
1    the operation or mode of operation of something  
2    the act or process of moulding something pliable  
3    a convulsive or jerking motion, as from excitement  
4    often pl   a part of a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked  
5    pl   the whole system of excavations in a mine  
6    a record of the steps by which the result of a calculation or the solution of a problem is obtained  
all working is to be submitted to the examiners     
7    Rare   slow advance against or as if against resistance  
      adj   prenominal  
8    relating to or concerned with a person or thing that works  
a working man     
9    concerned with, used in, or suitable for work  
working clothes     
10    (of a meal or occasion) during which business discussions are carried on  
working lunch, working breakfast     
11    capable of being operated or used  
a working model     
12    sufficiently large or accurate to be useful or to accomplish a desired end  
a working majority, a working knowledge of German     
13    (of a theory, etc.) providing a basis, usually a temporary one, on which operations or procedures may be carried out  


hard-working  
      adj   (of a person) industrious; diligent  
working bee  
      n     (N.Z)   a voluntary group doing a job for charity  
working capital  
      n  
1      (Accounting)   current assets minus current liabilities  
2    current or liquid assets  
3    that part of the capital of a business enterprise available for operations  
working class  
      n  
1      (Also called)    proletariat   the social stratum, usually of low status, that consists of those who earn wages, esp. as manual workers  
   Compare       lower class       middle class       upper class  
      adj  
  working-class  
2    of, relating to, or characteristic of the working class  
working day   ,   (esp. U.S.)   workday  
      n  
1    a day on which work is done, esp. for an agreed or stipulated number of hours in return for a salary or wage  
2    the part of the day allocated to work  
a seven-hour working day     
3    often pl     (Commerce)   any day of the week except Sunday, public holidays, and, in some cases, Saturday  
working dog  
      n   a dog of suitable breed or training kept for its practical use, such as herding sheep, rather than as a pet or for showing  
working drawing  
      n   a scale drawing of a part or assembly that provides a guide for manufacture  
working memory  
      n     (Psychol)   the current contents of consciousness  
working papers  
      pl n  
1    papers or notes showing the intermediate stages of a proposal, solution, etc., arrived at or being worked on  
2    legal documents that certain people in some countries must possess to be allowed to work  
working party  
      n  
1    a committee established to investigate a problem, question, etc.  
2    a group of soldiers or prisoners assigned to perform some manual task or duty  
working substance   , fluid  
      n   the fluid, esp. water, steam, or compressed air, that operates an engine, etc.  
working week   ,   (esp. U.S. and Canadian)   workweek  
      n   the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work  
a four-day working week     
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
exp.
J'aime travailler !
n.
a model or example that shows how something works
[UK] I like to read books that is a paradigm of human life because I can learn from it.
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
n.
a perfect or typical speciman. an original model or pattern;prototype
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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