AskDefine | Define work

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Work \Work\ (w[^u]rk), n. [OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G. werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. v[ae]rk, Goth. gawa['u]rki, Gr. 'e`rgon, [digamma]e`rgon, work, "re`zein to do, 'o`rganon an instrument, 'o`rgia secret rites, Zend verez to work. [root]145. Cf. Bulwark, Energy, Erg, Georgic, Liturgy, Metallurgy, Organ, Orgy, Surgeon, Wright.] [1913 Webster]
Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physical labor. [1913 Webster] Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one's work; to drop one's work. [1913 Webster] Come on, Nerissa; I have work in hand That you yet know not of. --Shak. [1913 Webster] In every work that he began . . . he did it with all his heart, and prospered. --2 Chron. xxxi.
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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. [1913 Webster] To leave no rubs or blotches in the work. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The work some praise, And some the architect. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Fancy . . . Wild work produces oft, and most in dreams. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The composition or dissolution of mixed bodies . . . is the chief work of elements. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] I am glad I have found this napkin; . . . I'll have the work ta'en out, And give 't Iago. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (c) pl. 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. (d) pl. The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch. [1913 Webster]
Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]
(Mech.) 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. [1913 Webster] Energy is the capacity of doing work . . . Work is the transference of energy from one system to another. --Clerk Maxwell. [1913 Webster]
(Mining) Ore before it is dressed. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]
pl. (Script.) Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct. [1913 Webster] He shall reward every man according to his works. --Matt. xvi.
[1913 Webster] Faith, if it hath not works, is dead. --James ii.
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(Cricket) Break; twist. [Cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Mech.) The causing of motion against a resisting force, measured by the product of the force into the component of the motion resolved along the direction of the force. Energy is the capacity of doing work. . . . Work is the transference of energy from one system to another. --Clerk Maxwell. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Mining) Ore before it is dressed. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Muscular work (Physiol.), the work done by a muscle through the power of contraction. To go to work, to begin laboring; to commence operations; to contrive; to manage. "I 'll go another way to work with him." --Shak. To set on work, to cause to begin laboring; to set to work. [Obs.] --Hooker. To set to work, to employ; to cause to engage in any business or labor. [1913 Webster]
Work \Work\ (w[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Worked (w[^u]rkt), or Wrought (r[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Working.] [AS. wyrcean (imp. worthe, wrohte, p. p. geworht, gewroht); akin to OFries. werka, wirka, OS. wirkian, D. werken, G. wirken, Icel. verka, yrkja, orka, Goth. wa['u]rkjan. [root]145. See Work, n.] [1913 Webster]
To exert one's self for a purpose; to put forth effort for the attainment of an object; to labor; to be engaged in the performance of a task, a duty, or the like. [1913 Webster] O thou good Kent, how shall I live and work, To match thy goodness? --Shak. [1913 Webster] Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you. --Ex. v.
[1913 Webster] Whether we work or play, or sleep or wake, Our life doth pass. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]
Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well. [1913 Webster] We bend to that the working of the heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce. [1913 Webster] We know that all things work together for good to them that love God. --Rom. viii.
[1913 Webster] This so wrought upon the child, that afterwards he desired to be taught. --Locke. [1913 Webster] She marveled how she could ever have been wrought upon to marry him. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]
To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil. [1913 Webster] They that work in fine flax . . . shall be confounded. --Isa. xix.
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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. [1913 Webster] Confused with working sands and rolling waves. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
To make one's way slowly and with difficulty; to move or penetrate laboriously; to proceed with effort; -- with a following preposition, as down, out, into, up, through, and the like; as, scheme works out by degrees; to work into the earth. [1913 Webster] Till body up to spirit work, in bounds Proportioned to each kind. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
To ferment, as a liquid. [1913 Webster] The working of beer when the barm is put in. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic. [1913 Webster] Purges . . . work best, that is, cause the blood so to do, . . . in warm weather or in a warm room. --Grew. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] To work at, to be engaged in or upon; to be employed in. To work to windward (Naut.), to sail or ply against the wind; to tack to windward. --Mar. Dict. [1913 Webster]
Work \Work\ (w[^u]rk), v. t.
To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor. [1913 Webster] He could have told them of two or three gold mines, and a silver mine, and given the reason why they forbare to work them at that time. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] Each herb he knew, that works or good or ill. --Harte. [1913 Webster]
To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion. "Sidelong he works his way." --Milton. [1913 Webster] So the pure, limpid stream, when foul with stains Of rushing torrents and descending rains, Works itself clear, and as it runs, refines, Till by degrees the floating mirror shines. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead. "Work your royal father to his ruin." --Philips. [1913 Webster]
To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin. [1913 Webster]
To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine. [1913 Webster] Knowledge in building and working ships. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] Now, Marcus, thy virtue's the proof; Put forth thy utmost strength, work every nerve. --Addison. [1913 Webster] The mariners all 'gan work the ropes, Where they were wont to do. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]
To cause to ferment, as liquor. [1913 Webster] To work a passage (Naut.), to pay for a passage by doing work. To work double tides (Naut.), to perform the labor of three days in two; -- a phrase which alludes to a practice of working by the night tide as well as by the day. To work in, to insert, introduce, mingle, or interweave by labor or skill. To work into, to force, urge, or insinuate into; as, to work one's self into favor or confidence. To work off, to remove gradually, as by labor, or a gradual process; as, beer works off impurities in fermenting. To work out. (a) To effect by labor and exertion. "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." --Phil. ii.
(b) To erase; to efface. [R.] [1913 Webster] Tears of joy for your returning spilt, Work out and expiate our former guilt. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] (c) To solve, as a problem. (d) To exhaust, as a mine, by working. To work up. (a) To raise; to excite; to stir up; as, to work up the passions to rage. [1913 Webster] The sun, that rolls his chariot o'er their heads, Works up more fire and color in their cheeks. --Addison. [1913 Webster] (b) To expend in any work, as materials; as, they have worked up all the stock. (c) (Naut.) To make over or into something else, as yarns drawn from old rigging, made into spun yarn, foxes, sennit, and the like; also, to keep constantly at work upon needless matters, as a crew in order to punish them. --R. H. Dana, Jr. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

work

Noun

1 activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
2 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 Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time" [syn: piece of work]
3 the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work" [syn: employment]
4 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" [syn: study]
5 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" [syn: oeuvre, body of work]
6 a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today" [syn: workplace]
7 (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"

Verb

1 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" [ant: idle]
2 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" [syn: do work]
3 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 only if you take it with a lot of water" [syn: act]
4 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" [syn: function, operate, go, run] [ant: malfunction]
5 shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal" [syn: work on, process]
6 give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles" [syn: exercise, work out]
7 proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest" [syn: make]
8 operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics"
9 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"
10 move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension"
11 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" [syn: bring, play, wreak, make for]
12 cause to work; "he is working his servants hard" [syn: put to work]
13 prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land" [syn: cultivate, crop]
14 behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"
15 have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate" [syn: influence, act upon]
16 operate in or through; "Work the phones"
17 cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
18 provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
19 gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
20 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" [syn: shape, form, mold, mould, forge]
21 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"
22 make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft" [syn: knead]
23 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" [syn: exploit]
24 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 could not work the math problem" [syn: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick]
25 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" [syn: ferment]
26 go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out" [syn: sour, turn, ferment]
27 arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times" [also: wrought]

Moby Thesaurus

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

weorc, worc; akin to Old Frisian werk, wirk, Old Saxon, Dutch werk, German Werk, Old High German werc, werah, Icelandic & Swedish verk, Danish værk, Gothic gawaúrki, Ancient Greek ἔρδω (to do), Avestan verez (to work). Cognates include: bulwark, energy, erg, georgic, liturgy, metallurgy, organ, surgeon, wright.

Noun

  1. Labour, employment, occupation, job.
    I go to work everyday.
  2. Effort expended on a particular task.
    Holding a brick over your head is hard work.
    It takes a lot of work to write a dictionary.
  3. In the context of "Physics": A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force*distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
    Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground.
  4. (Thermodynamics) A nonthermal First Law energy in transit between one form or repository and another. Also, a means of accomplishing such transit.http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0004055.
  5. A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
    It is a work of art.
  6. The place where one is employed.
    He hasn’t come home yet, he’s still at work.
  7. A fortification.
    William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works.
  8. slang professional wrestling In professional wrestling, the staging of events within the industry as real.
labour, employment, occupation, job
effort expended on a particular task
  • Czech: práce
  • Danish: arbejde
  • Ewe: dɔwɔwɔ
  • Finnish: työ
  • Hebrew:
  • Italian: lavoro
  • Japanese: 労力 (ろうりょく, rōryoku), 労働 (ろうどう, rōdō)
  • Kurdish:
  • Polish: praca
  • Russian: работа, труд
  • Scots: wark
  • Slovene: delo
  • Spanish: trabajo
  • Swedish: arbete
  • West Frisian: wurk , arbeid
  • Yiddish: אַרבעט
measure of energy expended in moving an object
  • Croatian: rad
  • Czech: práce
  • Danish: arbejde
  • Finnish: työ
  • Hebrew:
  • Italian: lavoro
  • Japanese: 仕事 (しごと, shigoto)
  • Russian: работа
  • Slovene: delo
  • Swedish: arbete
  • West Frisian: wurk
nonthermal First Law energy in transit between one form or repository and another
literary, artistic, or intellectual production
  • Croatian: rad, djelo
  • Czech: dílo , (a master work, craftsmanship) mistrovská práce
  • Danish: værk
  • Finnish: teos
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Italian: lavoro, opera
  • Japanese: 作品 (さくひん, sakuhin), 著作 (ちょさく, chosaku)
  • Korean: 작품 (jakpum)
  • Polish: dzieło
  • Russian: работа, труд, произведение
  • Scots: wark
  • Slovene: delo
  • Spanish: obra
  • Swedish: verk
place where one is employed
  • Croatian: posao
  • Czech: zaměstnání, práce
  • Danish: arbejde , arbejdsplads
  • Ewe: dɔwɔƒe
  • Finnish: työ, työpaikka
  • Hebrew:
  • Japanese: 仕事場 (shigoto-ba)
  • Polish: praca
  • Russian: работа
  • Scots: wark
  • Slovene: delo
  • Spanish: trabajo
  • Swedish: arbete, jobb
fortification

Etymology 2

Old English wyrċan, cognate with Old Frisian werka, wirka, Old Saxon wirkian (Dutch werken), Old High German wurken (German wirken), Old Norse yrkja (Swedish yrka), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽.

Verb

  1. To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
    He’s working in a bar.
  2. To effect by gradual degrees.
    He worked his way through the crowd.
    The dye worked its way through.
  3. To embroider with thread.
  4. To set into action.
    He worked the levers.
  5. In the context of "Zymurgy}} To cause to ferment.
Work may refer to:
Working may refer to:

See also

work in Arabic: عمل
work in Catalan: Treball
work in Czech: Práce
work in Danish: Arbejde
work in German: Arbeit
work in Spanish: Trabajo
work in Basque: Lan
work in French: Travail
work in Galician: Traballo
work in Indonesian: Kerja
work in Dutch: Arbeid
work in Japanese: 仕事
work in Norwegian: Arbeid
work in Polish: Praca
work in Portuguese: Trabalho (desambiguação)
work in Quechua: Llamk'ay
work in Russian: Работа
work in Albanian: Puna
work in Simple English: Work
work in Vietnamese: Lao động
work in Chinese: 工作
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