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Work 1

Definition: Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor.

Work 2

Definition: That which is produced as the result of labor; anything accomplished by exertion or toil; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; in a more general sense, act, deed, service, effect, result, achievement, feat.

Work 3

Definition: Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. (b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery.

Work 4

Definition: Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works.

Work 5

Definition: The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch.

Work 6

Definition: Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect.

Work 7

Definition: The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg.

Work 8

Definition: Ore before it is dressed.

Work 9

Definition: Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct.

Work 10

Definition: Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well.

Work 11

Definition: Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.

Work 12

Definition: To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil.

Work 13

Definition: To be in a state of severe exertion, or as if in such a state; to be tossed or agitated; to move heavily; to strain; to labor; as, a ship works in a heavy sea.

Work 14

Definition: To ferment, as a liquid.

Work 15

Definition: To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic.

Work 16

Definition: To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor.

Work 17

Definition: To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth.

Work 18

Definition: To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.

Work 19

Definition: To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead.

Work 20

Definition: To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin.

Work 21

Definition: To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine.

Work 22

Definition: To cause to ferment, as liquor.

work 23

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"

work 24

Definition: the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"

work 25

Definition: 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"

work 26

Definition: 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 Dewe

work 27

Definition: a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"

work 28

Definition: 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"

work 29

Definition: (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"

work 30

Definition: give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one''s muscles"

work 31

Definition: arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"

work 32

Definition: go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

work 33

Definition: 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"

work 34

Definition: 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

work 35

Definition: 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"

work 36

Definition: make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"

work 37

Definition: 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"

work 38

Definition: 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"

work 39

Definition: 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"

work 40

Definition: 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"

work 41

Definition: shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"

work 42

Definition: prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"

work 43

Definition: gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"

work 44

Definition: move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension"

work 45

Definition: proceed along a path; "work one''s way through the crowd"; "make one''s way into the forest"

work 46

Definition: provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"

work 47

Definition: 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"

work 48

Definition: cause to work; "he is working his servants hard"

work 49

Definition: 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"

work 50

Definition: 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"

work 51

Definition: cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"

work 52

Definition: operate in or through; "Work the phones"

work 53

Definition: 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 on

work 54

Definition: have and exert influence or effect; "The artist''s work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

work 55

Definition: operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics"

work 56

Definition: behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"


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