Working-day
Working-day Work"ing-day, a. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, working days, or workdays; everyday; hence, plodding; hard-working. [1913 Webster]

O, how full of briers in this working-day world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • working day — UK US noun [C] UK (US also workday) ► the part of a day when you are working at a job: »an 8 /10 /12 hour working day during/at the end of the working day »Using the internet and email for personal reasons during the working day is rife. a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Working day — Day Day (d[=a]), n. [OE. day, dai, dei, AS. d[ae]g; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. dag, G. tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags; cf. Skr. dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. [root]69. Cf. {Dawn}.] 1. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Working day — Working Work ing, a & n. from {Work}. [1913 Webster] The word must cousin be to the working. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Working beam}. See {Beam}, n. 10. {Working class}, the class of people who are engaged in manual labor, or are dependent upon it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • working day — noun count MAINLY BRITISH a WORKDAY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • working day — n. WORKDAY …   English World dictionary

  • working day — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms working day : singular working day plural working days 1) a day of the week when people have to work The package should arrive within three working days. 2) the period of time that you work in one day …   English dictionary

  • working-day — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: working day : relating to or characteristic of working days : workaday how full of briers is this working day world Shakespeare …   Useful english dictionary

  • working day — day during which one works …   English contemporary dictionary

  • working day — /ˈwɜkɪŋ deɪ/ (say werking day) noun 1. the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage. 2. a day ordinarily given to working (opposed to holiday). 3. the daily period of hours for working …   Australian English dictionary

  • working day — 1. the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage. 2. a day ordinarily given to working (distinguished from holiday). 3. the daily period of hours for working. [1525 35] * * * …   Universalium

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