Definition of Work in English :
Define Work in English
Work meaning in English
Meaning of Work in English
Pronunciation of Work in English
Work pronunciation in English
Pronounce Work in Englishsee synonyms of work
activity directed toward making or doing something
Example Sentences:'she checked several points needing further work'
2. piece of work, work
a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
Example Sentences:'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'
3. employment, work
the occupation for which you are paid
Example Sentences:'he is looking for employment''a lot of people are out of work'
4. study, work
applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
Example Sentences:'mastering a second language requires a lot of work''no schools offer graduate study in interior design'
(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
Example Sentences:'work equals force times distance'
6. work, workplace
a place where work is done
Example Sentences:'he arrived at work early today'
the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
Example Sentences:'he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre''Picasso's work can be divided into periods'
exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Example Sentences:'I will work hard to improve my grades''she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor'
9. do work, work
Example Sentences:'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'
10. act, work
have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
Example Sentences:'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'
perform as expected when applied
Example Sentences:'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'
shape, form, or improve a material
Example Sentences:'work stone into tools''process iron''work the metal'
give a workout to
Example Sentences:'Some parents exercise their infants''My personal trainer works me hard''work one's muscles''this puzzle will exercise your mind'
14. make, work
proceed along a path
Example Sentences:'work one's way through the crowd''make one's way into the forest'
operate in a certain place, area, or specialty
Example Sentences:'She works the night clubs''The salesman works the Midwest''This artist works mostly in acrylics'
proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
Example Sentences:'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'
move in an agitated manner
Example Sentences:'His fingers worked with tension'
cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
Example Sentences:'I cannot work a miracle''wreak havoc''bring comments''play a joke''The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area'
prepare for crops
Example Sentences:'Work the soil''cultivate the land'
behave in a certain way when handled
Example Sentences:'This dough does not work easily''The soft metal works well'
have and exert influence or effect
Example Sentences:'The artist's work influenced the young painter''She worked on her friends to support the political candidate'
operate in or through
Example Sentences:'Work the phones'
cause to operate or function
Example Sentences:'This pilot works the controls''Can you work an electric drill?'
provoke or excite
Example Sentences:'The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy'
gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Example Sentences:'the political candidate worked the crowds'
make something, usually for a specific function
Example Sentences:'She molded the rice balls carefully''Form cylinders from the dough''shape a figure''Work the metal into a sword'
move into or onto
Example Sentences:'work the raisins into the dough''the student worked a few jokes into his presentation''work the body onto the flatbed truck'
30. exploit, work
use or manipulate to one's advantage
Example Sentences:'He exploit the new taxation system''She knows how to work the system''he works his parents for sympathy'
find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
Example Sentences:'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'
32. ferment, work
cause to undergo fermentation
Example Sentences:'We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content''The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats'
go sour or spoil
Example Sentences:'The milk has soured''The wine worked''The cream has turned--we have to throw it out'
arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
Example Sentences:'The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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