Work Meaning and Definition


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Work meaning

Word: Work

How to pronounce: wɜːk

Noun

Definitions:

1. Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.

Example sentences: "He was tired after a day's work"

2. A task or tasks to be undertaken; something a person or thing has to do.

Example sentences: "They made sure the work was progressing smoothly"

3. Something done or made.

Example sentences: "Her work hangs in all the main American collections"

4. A place or premises for industrial activity, typically manufacturing.

Example sentences: "He found a job in the ironworks"

5. The operative part of a clock or other machine.

Example sentences: "She could almost hear the tick of its works"

6. A defensive structure.

Example sentences: "Just north of the fort were trenches and the freshly reconstructed patriot siege works"

7. The exertion of force overcoming resistance or producing molecular change.

Example sentences: "The walker's muscles must do this amount of work, to replace the lost kinetic energy, in every step."

8. Everything needed, desired, or expected.

Intransitive verb

Definitions:

1. Be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a result; do work.

Example sentences: "She has been working so hard"

2. (of a machine or system) operate or function, especially properly or effectively.

Example sentences: "His cell phone doesn't work unless he goes to a high point"

3. (of a plan or method) have the desired result or effect.

Example sentences: "The desperate ploy had worked"

4. Bring (a material or mixture) to a desired shape or consistency by hammering, kneading, or some other method.

Example sentences: "Work the mixture into a paste with your hands"

5. Move or cause to move gradually or with difficulty into another position, typically by means of constant movement or pressure.

Example sentences: "Comb from tip to root, working out the knots at the end"

6. Bring into a specified state, especially an emotional state.

Example sentences: "Harold had worked himself into a minor rage"


Synonyms:

job

task

position

body of work

operate

serve

exploit

labor

effort

pains

trouble

strain

sweat

travail

employ

do some work

be at work

work for

run

work at

use

go

product

composition

fruit

production

opus

result

output

creativity

creative work

oeuvre

piece

thing

dealing

affair

business

are open

functioning

handle

do

be

make

move

cultivate

lay

take

turn

bring

employment

occupation

workshop

profession

trade

work with

operate in

work out

create

produce

generate

forge

act

study

process

influence

exercise

handiwork

capacity

perform

actuate

be in operation

play

effectuate

knead

toil

slog

slave

put to work

function

endeavor

struggle

strive

solve

unravel

while


Antonyms:

creation

result

rest

establishment

inactive

consequence

leisure

fail

idle


Derivations:

working

works

worker

workability

workable

workplace

workroom

worked


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Work in Other Languages...

Spanish: Trabajo

German: Arbeit

French: Travail

Italian: Lavoro

Turkish: çalışan


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