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.
synonyms: labour, toil, exertion, effort, slog, drudgery, the sweat of one’s brow; More
archaic travail, moil
“he was tired after a day’s work in the fields”
antonyms: leisure, rest
“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”
“I decided to get a work”
2. a task or tasks to be undertaken.
synonyms: tasks, jobs, duties, assignments, commissions, projects; chores
- the materials for a task.
“she frequently took work home with her”
activity involving construction or repair.
“extra costs caused by additional building works”
cosmetic plastic surgery.
“between you and me, I think he’s had some work done”
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.
synonyms: handiwork, doing, act, deed, feat, performance
- 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
- a piece of embroidery, sewing, or knitting, typically made using a specified stitch or method.
“he found a job in the locomotive works”
synonyms: factory, plant, manufacturing complex, mill, foundry, yard, industrial unit, business
“the site of a former car works”
5. the operative part of a clock or other machine.
synonyms: mechanism, machinery, workings, working parts, parts, movement, action;
“the works of a clock”
“just north of the fort were trenches and the freshly reconstructed patriot siege works”
“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
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.
synonyms: toil, labour, exert oneself, slave (away), plod away;
work one’s fingers to the bone,
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;
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
synonyms: be employed, have a job, earn one’s living, hold down a job, do business, follow/ply
“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.
synonyms: function, go, run, operate, perform;
be in working order;
- (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;
3. (of a plan or method) have the desired result or effect.
synonyms: succeed, be successful, work out, turn out well, go as planned, have the desired
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”
- 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”
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
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.
synonyms: knead, squeeze, form, shape, fashion, mould, model; More
mix, stir, blend
- 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
5. move or cause to move gradually or with difficulty into another position.
synonyms: manoeuvre, manipulate, negotiate, guide, edge
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
make progress to windward, with repeated tacking.
“trying to work to windward in light airs”
“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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