Synonyms for working

Synonyms for (noun) working

Synonyms: working, workings

Definition: a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

Similar words: excavation

Definition: a hole in the ground made by excavating

Synonyms for (adjective) working

Synonyms: working

Definition: serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity

Usage: discussed the working draft of a peace treaty; they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects

Similar words: operative

Definition: being in force or having or exerting force

Usage: operative regulations; the major tendencies operative in the American political system


Synonyms: on the job, working

Definition: actively engaged in paid work

Usage: the working population; the ratio of working men to unemployed; a working mother; robots can be on the job day and night

Similar words: employed

Definition: having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary

Usage: most of our graduates are employed


Synonyms: functional, operative, running, working

Definition: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

Usage: in running (or working) order; a functional set of brakes

Similar words: functioning

Definition: performing or able to perform its regular function

Usage: a functioning flashlight


Synonyms: working

Definition: adopted as a temporary basis for further work

Usage: a working draft; a working hypothesis

Similar words: impermanent, temporary

Definition: not permanent; not lasting

Usage: politics is an impermanent factor of life- James Thurber; impermanent palm cottages; a temperary arrangement; temporary housing


Synonyms: working

Definition: adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something

Usage: the party has a working majority in the House; a working knowledge of Spanish

Similar words: practical

Definition: concerned with actual use or practice

Usage: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application; a practical knowledge of Japanese; woodworking is a practical art