Definition - working

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working
  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"
  2. 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"
  3. cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
  4. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
  5. make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
  6. operate in or through; "Work the phones"
  7. adopted as a temporary basis for further work; "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"
  8. 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"
  9. have an effect or outcome; often the one

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