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Work meaning

work - 41 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; " the political candidate worked the crowds"
  3. 3. move in an agitated manner; " His fingers worked with tension"
  4. 4. proceed along a path; " work one's way through the crowd"; " make one's way into the forest"
  5. 5. provoke or excite; " The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. 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"
  8. 8. cause to operate or function; " This pilot works the controls"; " Can you work an electric drill?"
  9. 9. operate in or through; " Work the phones"
  10. 10. operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; " She works the night clubs"; " The salesman works the Midwest"; " This artist works mostly in acrylics"
  11. 11. Break; twist.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Ore before it is dressed.
  14. 14. Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch.
  20. 20. Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well.
  25. 25. Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.
  26. 26. To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. To ferment, as a liquid.
  29. 29. To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic.
  30. 30. To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor.
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.
  33. 33. To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead.
  34. 34. To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin.
  35. 35. To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine.
  36. 36. To cause to ferment, as liquor.
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. Labor; employment; anything produced by working; book; effect; performance.
  39. 39. To make by labor; effect; manage; solve; embroider.
  40. 40. To perform; labor; produce effects; ferment.
  41. 41. Worked, wrought.

work - examples of usage

  1. They no work- no- no work.
  2. She has her work. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Then your work is done. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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