The Word is:”work”


noun: work; plural noun: works; plural noun: the works

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

    “he was tired after a day’s work in the fields”
    synonyms: labour, toil, exertion, effort, slog, drudgery, the sweat of one’s brow; More
    informalgrind, sweat, donkey work, spadework, elbow grease;
    informalgraft, fag;
    archaictravail, moil
    “he was tired after a day’s work in the fields”

    antonyms: leisure, rest

work as a means of earning income; employment.
“I’m still looking for work”
synonyms: employment, job, day job, post, position, situation, means of earning one’s living,
  • the place where one is employed.
    “I was returning home from work on a packed subway”
  • the period of time one spends in paid employment.
    “he was going to the theatre after work”
  • West Indian
    a job.
    “I decided to get a work”

    2. a task or tasks to be undertaken.

    “they made sure the work was progressing smoothly”
    synonyms: tasks, jobs, duties, assignments, commissions, projects; chores

    “haven’t you got any work to do?”
  • the materials for a task.
    “she frequently took work home with her”
  • British
    activity involving construction or repair.
    “extra costs caused by additional building works”
  • informal
    cosmetic plastic surgery.
    “between you and me, I think he’s had some work done”
  • Theology
    good or moral deeds.
    “the Clapham sect was concerned with works rather than with faith”
  • 3. a thing or things done or made; the result of an action.

    “her work hangs in all the main American collections”
    synonyms: handiwork, doing, act, deed, feat, performance

    “the shooting was the work of a radical left-wing group”
  • a literary or musical composition or other piece of art.
    “a work of fiction”
    synonyms:composition, piece, creation, achievement, accomplishment; More
    work of art, opus, oeuvre
    “one of the best works of modern English literature”
  • the artistic production of a particular author, composer, or artist, regarded collectively.
    “the works of Schubert fill several feet of shelf space”
    synonyms: writings, oeuvre, canon, output
  • “the complete works of Shakespeare”
  • a piece of embroidery, sewing, or knitting, typically made using a specified stitch or method.
  • 4. British

    a place or premises in which industrial or manufacturing processes are carried out.
    “he found a job in the locomotive works”
    synonyms: factory, plant, manufacturing complex, mill, foundry, yard, industrial unit, business
    unit; More
    workshop, shop
    “the site of a former car works”

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

    “she could almost hear the tick of its works”
    synonyms: mechanism, machinery, workings, working parts, parts, movement, action;
    informal innards, insides
    “the works of a clock”

    6. Military

    a defensive structure.
    “just north of the fort were trenches and the freshly reconstructed patriot siege works”


    the exertion of force overcoming resistance or producing molecular change.


    everything needed, desired, or expected.
    “the heavens put on a show: sheet lightning, hailstones, the works”
    synonyms: everything, the full treatment;
    informal everything but the kitchen sink, the lot, the
    whole shooting match, the whole (kit and) caboodle, the whole shebang, the whole nine yards;
    informal the full monty;
    informal the whole ball of wax
    “for only $60 you can get the works”

    verb: work; 3rd person present: works; past tense: worked; past participle: worked; past tense: wrought; past participle: wrought; gerund or present participle: working

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

      “an engineer who was working on a design for a more efficient wing”
      synonyms: toil, labour, exert oneself, slave (away), plod away;
      work one’s fingers to the bone,
      work like a Trojan/dog, work day and night, keep at it, keep one’s nose to the grindstone;
      informal slog (away), beaver away, plug away, peg away, put one’s back into something, work one’s guts out, work one’s socks off, knock oneself out, sweat blood, kill oneself;
      informal graft, fag;
      informal bullock;
      vulgar slang work one’s balls/arse off;
      vulgar slang work one’s ass/butt off;
      archaicd rudge, travail, moil
      “staff worked late into the night to make the necessary repairs”
      antonyms: rest, play
      one’s trade
      “Taylor has worked in education for 17 years”
    • set to or keep at work.
      “Jane is working you too hard”
    • practise one’s occupation in or at (a particular place).
      “I worked a few clubs and so forth”
    • West Indian
      be engaged in (a particular occupation).
      “I worked fireman on ships”
    • 2. (of a machine or system) function, especially properly or effectively.

      “his phone doesn’t work unless he goes to a high point”
      synonyms: function, go, run, operate, perform;
      be in working order;
      informal behave
      “Dino’s car was now working perfectly”
    • (with reference to a machine or machine part) be or cause to be in operation.
      “the device is designed to go into a special ‘rest’ state when it’s not working”
      synonyms: operate, use, handle, control, manipulate, manoeuvre, drive, run, direct;
      ply, wield
    • “she showed me how to work the ice-cream machine”

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

      “the desperate ploy had worked”
      synonyms: succeed, be successful, work out, turn out well, go as planned, have the desired
      result, get results;
      be effective, take effect, be efficacious;
      informal come off, pay off, do the trick, do the business;
      informal turn the trick
      “their desperate ploy had worked”
      antonyms: fail
    • produce as a result.
      “with a dash of blusher here and there, you can work miracles”
      synonyms:bring about, accomplish, achieve, produce, do, perform, carry out, implement,
    • make efforts to achieve something; campaign.
      “an organization working for a better life for people with mental illness”
    • informal
      arrange or contrive.
      “the chairman was prepared to work it for Phillip if he was interested”
    • exert influence or persuasion on.
      “she worked upon the sympathy of her associates”
      synonyms:persuade, manipulate, influence, sway, put pressure on, lean on; More
      coax, cajole,
    • wheedle, soften up;
      informal twist someone’s arm, put the squeeze on
      “leave him to me—I’ll work on him”

    • use one’s persuasive power to stir the emotions of.
      “the born politician’s art of working a crowd”
    • 4. bring (a material or mixture) to a desired shape or consistency by hammering, kneading, etc.

      “work the mixture into a paste with your hands”
      synonyms: knead, squeeze, form, shape, fashion, mould, model; More
      mix, stir, blend
      “work the mixture into a paste”
    • produce artistic pieces using (a particular material or medium).
      “he works in clay over a very strong frame”
    • produce (an article or design) using a specified material or sewing stitch.
      “the castle itself is worked in tent stitch”
    • cultivate (land) or extract materials from (a mine or quarry).
      “contracts and leases to work the mines”
      synonyms: cultivate, farm, till, plough; exploit
    • “many farmers had given up working the land”

      5. move or cause to move gradually or with difficulty into another position.

      “comb hair from tip to root, working out the knots at the end”
      synonyms: manoeuvre, manipulate, negotiate, guide, edge
      “he worked the blade into the padlock”
      manoeuvre, make, thread, wind, weave
      “John had worked his way through the crowd”
    • (of a person’s features) move violently or convulsively.

      “hair wild, mouth working furiously”
      synonyms: twitch, quiver, twist, move spasmodically, convulse

    • “Bella’s mouth worked furiously for a few seconds”
    • Sailing
      make progress to windward, with repeated tacking.
      “trying to work to windward in light airs”
    • 6. bring into a specified emotional state.
      “Harold had worked himself into a minor rage”
      synonyms: stir (up), excite, drive, move, spur, rouse, fire, galvanize; whip up, inflame, incite,
      “he worked the crowd into a frenzy”

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