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Synonym of Working

Working Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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Synonyms and related words:
accomplishment, acetification, acidification, acidulation, act, acting, action, active, activism, activity, agency, alive, alkalization, answer, ascertainment, at it, at work, banausic, barmy, behavior, behavioral, breadwinning, businesslike, busy, carbonation, catalysis, chemicalization, clearing up, commercial, conduct, contour plowing, cracking, cultivating, cultivation, culture, decipherment, decoding, denouement, determination, diastatic, direction, disentanglement, doing, dressing, driving, drudging, dynamic, electrolysis, employed, employment, end, end result, engaged, enzymic, execution, exercise, explanation, exploitation, fallowing, ferment, fermentation, fermenting, finding, finding-out, full of business, function, functional, functioning, furrowing, going, going on, grinding, grubbing, handling, hard at it, hard at work, hardworking, harrowing, hoeing, hydrogenation, in exercise, in force, in hand, in harness, in operation, in play, in practice, in process, in the works, inaction, interpretation, isomerism, issue, laboring, leavening, listing, live, management, manipulation, materialistic, metamerism, metamerization, moneymaking, movements, nitration, occupation, occupied, on duty, on foot, on the fire, on the go, on the hop, on the job, on the jump, on the move, on the run, ongoing, operancy, operating, operation, operational, operations, operative, outcome, oxidation, oxidization, pegging, performance, performing, phosphatization, play, plodding, plowing, plugging, polymerism, polymerization, position isomerism, practical, practice, practicing, praxis, prosaic, pruning, raising, realistic, reason, reduction, resolution, resolving, responsibility, result, riddling, running, saturization, serving, slaving, slogging, solution, solving, sorting out, steering, straining, striving, struggling, sweating, swing, thinning, tied up, tilling, toiling, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upshot, using, utilitarian, utilization, weeding, work, workaday, workday, working-out, workings, yeasty


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1. a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
(synonym) workings
(hypernym) excavation, hole in the ground

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"
(synonym) working(a), on the job(p)
(similar) employed
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 of Spanish"
(similar) practical
3. adopted as a temporary basis for further work; "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"
(synonym) working(a)
(similar) impermanent, temporary
4. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
(synonym) running(a), operative, functional, working(a)
(similar) functioning
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 interstate projects"
(similar) operative


1. activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) wash, washing, lavation
2. a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
(synonym) piece of work
(hypernym) product, production
(hyponym) follow-up, followup
(derivation) act
3. the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
(synonym) employment
(hypernym) occupation, business, job, line of work, line
(hyponym) coaching, coaching job
(derivation) put to work
4. applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
(synonym) study
(hypernym) learning, acquisition
5. the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); "he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre"; "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
(synonym) oeuvre, body of work
(hypernym) end product, output
(hyponym) writing
6. a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
(synonym) workplace
(hypernym) geographic point, geographical point
(hyponym) bakery, bakeshop, bakehouse
(part-meronym) locker room
7. (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force; "work equals force times distance"
(hypernym) energy
(classification) physics, physical science, natural philosophy

1. exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
(antonym) idle, laze, slug, stagnate
(hyponym) work through, run through, go through
(verb-group) do work
(derivation) actor, doer, worker
2. be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
(synonym) do work
(hyponym) serve
(verb-group) put to work
(derivation) employment
3. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
(synonym) act
(hypernym) succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
(verb-group) bring, play, wreak, make for
(derivation) piece of work
4. perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
(synonym) function, operate, go, run
(hyponym) double
(verb-group) run
5. shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
(synonym) work on, process
(hypernym) transform, transmute, transubstantiate
(hyponym) coldwork, cold work
(verb-group) shape, form, mold, mould, forge
6. give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"
(synonym) exercise, work out
(hypernym) put to work
(hyponym) warm up
(cause) exercise, work out
(verb-group) exercise, work out
7. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
(synonym) make
(hypernym) pass, go through, go across
(hyponym) claw
8. operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics"
(verb-group) do work
9. proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; "work your way through every problem or task"; "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived"; "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"
(hypernym) go, proceed, move
(verb-group) make
10. move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension"
(hypernym) move, displace
11. cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
(synonym) bring, play, wreak, make for
(hypernym) make, create
(verb-group) act
12. cause to work; "he is working his servants hard"
(synonym) put to work
(hypernym) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
(hyponym) exercise, work out
(cause) do work
(verb-group) do work
(derivation) employment
13. prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
(synonym) cultivate, crop
(hypernym) fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
(hyponym) overcrop, overcultivate
(verb-group) knead
(classification) farming, agriculture, husbandry
14. behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"
(hypernym) be
(verb-group) knead
15. have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
(synonym) influence, act upon
(hypernym) affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
(hyponym) prejudice, prepossess
16. operate in or through; "Work the phones"
(hypernym) operate, run
17. cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
(hypernym) manage, deal, care, handle
18. provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
(hypernym) stimulate, excite, stir
19. gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
(hypernym) capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
20. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
(synonym) shape, form, mold, mould, forge
(hypernym) create from raw material, create from raw stuff
(hyponym) carve
(verb-group) work on, process
21. move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) stir
22. make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
(synonym) knead
(hypernym) manipulate
(hyponym) proof
(verb-group) cultivate, crop
23. use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
(synonym) exploit
(hypernym) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
(hyponym) make hay
24. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
(synonym) solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick
(hypernym) understand
(hyponym) answer, resolve
(entail) reason
25. cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
(synonym) ferment
(hypernym) convert
(hyponym) vinify
(cause) sour, turn, ferment
(verb-group) sour, turn, ferment
26. go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
(synonym) sour, turn, ferment
(hypernym) change state, turn
(verb-group) ferment
27. arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
(hypernym) become, go, get

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