Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “workings”

See all translations

workings

noun [plural] uk   /ˈwɜː.kɪŋz/ us    /ˈwɝː-/

workings noun [plural] (UNDER GROUND)

the system of holes that has been dug in the ground in order to remove metal, coal, etc.: disused mine workings
More examples

workings noun [plural] (OPERATION)

the workings of sth the way that an organization, machine, or organism operates: the workings of government I don't know anything about the workings of other departments or about the organization as a whole.
Translations of “workings”
in Chinese (Traditional) 地下, (金屬礦、煤礦等的)巷道,礦坑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地下, (金属矿、煤矿等的)巷道,矿坑…
(Definition of workings from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of workings?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “workings” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More