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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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n.
pregnant mammal before birth occurs (applies to women)
Medical term , not used in common conversation - Latin
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)
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.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy

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