Definitions of work

  1.   have and exert influence or effect The artist's work influenced the young painter She worked on her friends to support the political candidate
  2.   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
  3.   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
  4.   prepare for crops Work the soil cultivate the land
  5.   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
  6.   the occupation for which you are paid he is looking for employment a lot of people are out of work
  7.   give a work out to Some parents exercise their infants My personal trainer works me hard work one's muscles
  8.   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
  9.   go sour or spoil The milk has soured The wine worked The cream has turned we have to throw it out
  10.   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
  11.   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
  12.   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
  13.   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
  14.   cause to work he is working his servants hard
  15.   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
  16.   behave in a certain way when handled This dough does not work easily The soft metal works well
  17.   activity directed toward making or doing something she checked several points needing further work
  18.   a place where work is done he arrived at work early today
  19.   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
  20.   arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times
  21.   shape form or improve a material work stone into tools process iron work the metal
  22.   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
  23.   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
  24.   gratify and charm usually in order to influence the political candidate worked the crowds
  25.   move in an agitated manner His fingers worked with tension
  26.   proceed along a path work one's way through the crowd make one's way into the forest
  27.   provoke or excite The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy
  28.   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
  29.   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
  30.   cause to operate or function This pilot works the controls Can you work an electric drill
  31.   operate in or through Work the phones
  32.   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
  33.   operate in a certain place area or specialty She works the night clubs The salesman works the Midwest This artist works mostly in acrylics
  34.   To work and press into a mass usually with the hands esp to work as by repeated pressure with the knuckles into a well mixed mass as the materials of bread cake etc as to knead dough
  35.   Break twist
  36.   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
  37.   Ore before it is dressed
  38.   Exertion of strength or faculties physical or intellectual effort directed to an end industrial activity toil employment sometimes specifically physically labor
  39.   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
  40.   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
  41.   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
  42.   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
  43.   The moving parts of a mechanism as the works of a watch
  44.   Manner of working management treatment as unskillful work spoiled the effect
  45.   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
  46.   Performance of moral duties righteous conduct
  47.   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
  48.   Hence in a general sense to operate to act to perform as a machine works well
  49.   Hence figuratively to be effective to have effect or influence to conduce
  50.   To carry on business to be engaged or employed customarily to perform the part of a laborer to labor to toil
  51.   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
  52.   To ferment as a liquid
  53.   To act or operate on the stomach and bowels as a cathartic
  54.   To labor or operate upon to give exertion and effort to to prepare for use or to utilize by labor
  55.   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
  56.   To produce by slow degrees or as if laboriously to bring gradually into any state by action or motion
  57.   To influence by acting upon to prevail upon to manage to lead
  58.   To form with a needle and thread or yarn especially to embroider as to work muslin
  59.   To set in motion or action to direct the action of to keep at work to govern to manage as to work a machine
  60.   To cause to ferment as liquor
  61.   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
  62.   Productive or purposeful activities
  63.   Physical or mental effort directed to some end or purpose toil or labor occupation or employment a task or duty something accomplished a work of art motion accomplished against a force tending to resist it in physcics the product of the force acting on a body and the distance the body is moved in line with the force
  64.   To put out mental or physical effort for some purpose to toil or labor to act or operate to be occupied in some business or profession to progress or move etc slowly and with difficulty to ferment as wine
  65.   To make fashion or shape to cause as to work confusion to manage or operate to set or keep in motion to cause to labor to accomplish with effort to excite or provoke to influence or control
  66.   Worker
  67.   Worked or wrought
  68.   Working
  69.   Effort directed to an end the result of work that on which one works anything made or done deed effect a literary composition a book management pl fort walls trenches etc
  70.   To make efforts to attain anything to perform to be in action to be occupied in business or labor to produce effects to strain or labor to ferment
  71.   To make by labor to bring into any state by action to effect to influence to manage to solve to cause to ferment to embroider pa t and pa p worked or wrought rawt
  72.   Labor employment anything produced by working book effect performance
  73.   To make by labor effect manage solve embroider
  74.   To perform labor produce effects ferment
  75.   Worked wrought
  76.   To expend labor on
  77.   To cause to act labor or produce influence
  78.   To investigate or solve as a problem
  79.   To labor toil
  80.   To make progress be effective move
  81.   To ferment
  82.   Manual labor occupation
  83.   An undertaking task
  84.   That which is produced by labor
  85.   A manufacturing or other industrial establishment
  86.   Running gear
  87.   Walls trenches and the like made for fortifications moral duties or external performances as distinct from grace To set to work or to set on work to employ to engage in any business
  88.   An exertion of strength for accomplishing some end or object manual labour state of labour employment occupation an undertaking that which is made or done embroidery flowers or figures wrought with the needle any fabric or manufacture the matter on which one is at work some important deed exploit operation effect resistance overcome that which proceeds from agency management treatment that which is produced by mental labour a composition a book a place of manufacture
  89.   To move to stir and mix to form by labour to mould shape or manufacture to influence by acting upon to lead to make by action labour or violence to produce by action labour or exertion to embroider to direct the movements of by adapting the sails to the wind to put to labour to exert to cause to ferment as liquor To work out to effect by labour and exertion to solve To work up to raise to excite to expend in any work as materials To work into to insinuate
  90.   To labour to be occupied in performing manual labour to act to carry on operations to operate to carry on business to be customarily employed to produce effects by action or influence to ferment to act or operate on the stomach and bowels as a cathartic to labour to strain to move heavily to be tossed or agitated to enter by working To work on to act on to influence To work up to make way To work to windward to sail or ply against the wind
  91.   Physical or mental labour something produced by toil whether mental or bodily an engineering structure a production of art operation employment labour the operation of sewing figures wrought with the needle action treatment or management a literary production feat achievement
  92.   To produce by mental or bodily toil to shape to manufacture to effect to perform to be in action so as to produce something to labour to carry on operations to act or operate on to bring into any state by action to influence by acting upon to lead to manage or direct when in motion to direct the movements of to embroider with a needle to sew to ferment or cause to ferment to act internally as a medicine

Quotes of work

  1. When you work with somebody for a long period of time you develop a shorthand with everything – Beck
  2. One of the ingredients that made Cheers work so well was the great ensemble of actors we had That's the case with any good series – Ted Danson
  3. Why has elegance found so little following That is the reality of it Elegance has the disadvantage if that's what it is that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it – Edsger Dijkstra
  4. I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work I don't really focus on celebrity status – George Dzundza
  5. If you work with Jim Carrey you're working with the best – Peter Farrelly
  6. At the same time I was listening to black music and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class with no dignity accorded to what they did – Henry Flynt
  7. But now I really don't want to work unless I really really care about a project – Jodie Foster
  8. Letting go of things and not being afraid of being ridiculous or over the top I think that's the main thing for me to work on – Charlotte Gainsbourg
  9. So I was always passionate about it and felt that it was sort of the golden thread inside me in terms of what I was supposed to do in terms of work but I think I have relaxed a lot in terms of the actual experience and actually enjoy it more and enjoy the people more – Barbara Hershey
  10. I believe there are two periods in life one for the bike the other for becoming active on one's work – Bernard Hinault
  11. I am not stopped by low funds physical exhaustion mental exhaustion or temptations to stop and work on some other production that would be more financially rewarding – Richard King
  12. You can't work in the movies Movies are all about lighting Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story You get very little rehearsal time so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting – John Malkovich
  13. Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front under the principle of equal pay for equal work – Mao Zedong
  14. I believe you make your day You make your life So much of it is all perception and this is the form that I built for myself I have to accept it and work within those compounds and it's up to me – Brad Pitt
  15. Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people – John D. Rockefeller

Usage examples for work

  1. Some of that young jackanape's work – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  2. But if he does the work – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  3. How can I work now – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  4. He has hard work before him – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed
  5. Shall I come to work in the morning – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  6. “ No one would have patience with her for work she will not – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  7. Well Gneisenau now let us go to work – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  8. “ I sometimes work for myself when I have any time – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. She must work too work was a good thing – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  10. You work here don't you – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. Why don't you all go over to Briggs's and go to work – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  12. But there's work before us ” – The Madness of May by Meredith Nicholson
  13. “ I must go back to work – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  14. “ I had to work – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. But I must try to make good in my work as you have in yours – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  16. Your work is very good Don Orsino – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  17. Things were just as nature's work had made them – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  18. People work and I too will work – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  19. “ I would work oh I am not afraid to work – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. “ I know quite well she said that my work isn't good – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham

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