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Work 1Definition: Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor.
Work 2Definition: 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.
Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the
Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery.
Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as
docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the
grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron
Work 5Definition: The moving
parts of a mechanism; as, the
works of a watch.
Work 6Definition: Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect.
Work 7Definition: 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 8Definition: Ore before it is dressed.
Work 9Definition: Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct.
Work 10Definition: Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine
Work 11Definition: Hence,
figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.
Work 12Definition: To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil.
Work 13Definition: 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 14Definition: To ferment, as a liquid.
Work 15Definition: To act or operate on the stomach and
bowels, as a cathartic.
Work 16Definition: To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to
utilize, by labor.
Work 17Definition: 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 18Definition: To produce by slow
degrees, or as if
laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.
Work 19Definition: To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead.
Work 20Definition: To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin.
Work 21Definition: 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 22Definition: To cause to ferment, as liquor.
work 23Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several
points needing further work"
work 24Definition: the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
work 25Definition: 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
work 26Definition: 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
work 27Definition: a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
work 28Definition: 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 29Definition: (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 30Definition: give a work-out to; "Some
parents exercise their
infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one''s
work 31Definition: arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The
stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
work 32Definition: go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has
turned--we have to throw it out"
work 33Definition: 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
work 34Definition: 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
work 35Definition: 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 36Definition: make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
work 37Definition: 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 38Definition: 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 39Definition: 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
work 40Definition: 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 41Definition: shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into
tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
work 42Definition: prepare for
crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
work 43Definition: gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the
work 44Definition: move in an agitated manner; "His
fingers worked with tension"
work 45Definition: proceed along a path; "work one''s way through the crowd"; "make one''s way into the forest"
work 46Definition: provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young
girls into a frenzy"
work 47Definition: 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 48Definition: cause to work; "he is working his
work 49Definition: 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 50Definition: 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 51Definition: cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the
controls"; "Can you work an electric
work 52Definition: operate in or through; "Work the
work 53Definition: 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 54Definition: 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 55Definition: operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works the night
clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in
work 56Definition: behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"