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  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. cause to work; "he is working his servants hard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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?". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. operate in or through; "Work the phones" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Break; twist. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Ore before it is dressed. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To ferment, as a liquid. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To cause to ferment, as liquor. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Productive or purposeful activities. Medical Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  66. Worker. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  67. Worked or wrought. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  68. Working. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  72. Labor; employment; anything produced by working; book; effect; performance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  73. To make by labor; effect; manage; solve; embroider. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  74. To perform; labor; produce effects; ferment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  75. Worked, wrought. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  76. To expend labor on. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. To cause to act, labor, or produce; influence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. To investigate or solve, as a problem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. To labor; toil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. To make progress; be effective; move. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. To ferment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. Manual labor; occupation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. An undertaking; task. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. That which is produced by labor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. A manufacturing or other industrial establishment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. Running-gear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  93. 1. Contracts. Project's scope encompassing everything needed to finish the project. 2. Intellectual property. Expressing the human mind in language, images, sounds, signs, symbols and media. thelawdictionary.org
  94. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  95. Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physical labor. dictgcide_fs
  96. 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. dictgcide_fs
  97. wurk, n. effort directed to an end: employment: the result of work: that on which one works: anything made or done: embroidery: deed: effect: a literary composition: a book: management: an establishment for any manufacture, a factory (gener. in pl.): (physics) the product of a force by the component displacement of its point and application in the direction of the force: (pl.), (fort.) walls, trenches, &c.: (theol.) acts performed in obedience to the Divine law: a manufactory, workshop, place of work (esp. in pl.): mechanism--e.g. of a watch.--v.i. to make efforts to attain anything: to perform: to be in action: to be occupied in business or labour: to produce effects, to make progress with difficulty, to strain or labour: to ferment: to be agitated, to seethe: to embroider.--v.t. to make by labour: to bring into any state by action: to effect: to carry on operations in: to put in motion: to purge: to influence: to manage: to solve: to achieve: to cause to ferment: to provoke, agitate: to keep employed: to embroider:--pa.t. and pa.p. worked or wrought (rawt).--ns. WORKABIL'ITY, WORK'ABLENESS.--adjs. WORK'ABLE, that may be worked; WORK'ADAY, work-day, toiling, plodding.--ns. WORK'-BAG, -BAS'KET, a bag, basket, for holding materials for work, esp. needlework; WORK'-BOX, a lady's box for holding materials for work; WORK'-DAY, a day for work: a week-day.--adj. pertaining to a work-day.--ns. WORK'ER, a toiler, performer: among insects, the neuter or undeveloped female; WORK'-FELL'OW, one who is engaged in the same work with another.--ns.pl. WORK'FOLK, WORK'FOLKS, persons engaged in manual labour.--adj. WORK'FUL, industrious.--ns. WORK'GIRL, a girl or young woman employed in some manual labour; WORK'HOUSE, a house where any work or manufacture is carried on: a house of shelter for the poor, who are made to work; WORK'ING, action, operation: fermentation: (pl.) the parts of a mine, &c., where actual operations are in hand.--adj. active: labouring: connected with labour.--ns. WORK'ING-BEAM, the oscillating lever of a steam-engine connecting the piston-rod and the crank-shaft, a walking-beam; WORK'ING-CLASS, manual labourers (often in pl.); WOR'KING-DAY, a day on which work is done, as distinguished from the Sabbath and holidays: the period of actual work each day.--adj. laborious: plodding.--ns. WORK'ING-DRAW'ING, a drawing of the details of a building by which the builders are guided in their work; WORK'ING-HOUSE (Shak.), workshop; WORK'ING-PAR'TY, a group of persons who do some work in common, or who meet periodically for such a purpose; WORK'MAN, WORK'ING-MAN, a man who works or labours, esp. manually: a skilful artificer.--adjs. WORK'MAN-LIKE, like a workman: becoming a skilful workman: well performed; WORK'MANLY, becoming a skilful workman.--adv. in a manner becoming a skilful workman.--ns. WORK'MANSHIP, the skill of a workman: manner of making: work done; WORK'-MAS'TER, a skilled or directing workman, esp. in some great undertaking.--n.pl. WORK'-PEO'PLE, people engaged in labour.--ns. WORK'ROOM, a room for working in; WORK'SHOP, a shop where work is done.--adj. WORK'SOME, industrious.--ns. WORK'-T[=A]'BLE, a small table used by ladies at their needlework; WORK'-WOMAN, a woman who makes her living by some manual labour.--WORK OF ART, a production in one of the fine arts; WORK DOUBLE TIDES, to work through continuous tides, night and day; WORK IN, to intermix, to make to penetrate; WORK INTO, to make way gradually into: to change, alter; WORK OFF, to separate and throw off, to get rid of, circulate: to produce as by work, esp. to print; WORK ON, or UPON, to act or operate upon, to influence; WORK ONE'S PASSAGE, to give one's work on board in place of passage-money; WORK OUT, to effect by continued labour: to expiate: to exhaust: to solve or study anything fully out; WORK UP, to excite, rouse: to create by slow degrees, to expand, elaborate: to use up, as material: (naut.) to set at an irksome or needless task; WORK WITH, to strive to influence by appeals, &c.--BOARD OF WORKS, the body which has the management and control of public works and buildings, of which the expenses are defrayed from the crown revenues or parliamentary grants; HAVE ONE'S WORK CUT OUT, to have one's work prescribed: to have a difficult task before one; MAKE SHORT WORK OF (see SHORT); OUT OF WORK, out of working order: without employment; SET TO WORK, to employ in some work: to engage in some work; SEVEN WORKS OF CORPORAL MERCY, to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, visit prisoners, visit the sick, harbour strangers, bury the dead--OF SPIRITUAL MERCY, to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, console the afflicted, bear wrongs patiently, forgive injuries, pray for the living and the dead. [A.S. weorc; Ice. verk, Ger. werk; further conn. with Gr. ergon.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  98. Expenditure of energy, striving, application of effort to some purpose, (set to w., begin or make begin operations; has got to, is at, w. at last; all w. & no play; never does a stroke of w.; never liked, will do no, w.), (Physics) exertion of force in overcoming resistance or producing molecular change (convert heat into w.; unit of w., lifting would of 1lb. for 1ft; internal w., exerted on molecules of a body); task (to be) undertaken, materials (to be) used in task, (the w. of converting the heathen; have one\'s w. cut out for one, no light task, as much as one can do; bring your w. downstairs, i.e. sewing-materials, lesson-books, &c.); thing done, achievement, thing made, book or piece of literary or musical composition, literary or other product of, specimen of, (Theol., usu. in pl.) meritorious act as opposed to faith or grace, (mighty ww., miracles; a good day\'s w., much accomplished; the ww. of God, nature; honest man the noblest w. of God; the ww. of Cicero, his writings; a learned, historical, w., book; a w. of art, fine picture, building, poem, &c.; is the w. of the devil; ww. of mercy, charitable actions; covenant of ww., O.-T. dispensation; ww. of SUPEREROGATION); doings or experiences of specified kind (sharp, bloody, wild, w.; thirsty, dry, w.; make short w. of, quickly accomplish or get rid of or overcome); employment, esp. the opportunity of earning money by labour, laborious occupation, (is out of, is in regular, wants, is looking for, w.; many hands make light w.; do you want the w. or the wages?; rich men\'s luxury makes w. for the poor); (usu. in pl., & in comb. or with adj.) piece of fortification, structure for defence, (the ww. are impregnable; advanced, detached, defensive, ww. or w.; outworks, earthworks); (pl.) operations in building &c. (public ww., such operations done by or for the State; Board of Ww. & Public Buildings; CLERK of the ww.); (pl.) acting or operative part of machine (usu. of; the ww. of a watch &c.; something must be wrong with the ww.); (pl. often with sing. constr., usu. in comb. with attrib. n.) manufactory (the owner of an iron, a glass, -ww.; the ww. will be closed from 1st Oct.); (articles having) ornamentation of kind specified by adj. or by usu. hyphened attrib. n., things or parts made of material or with tools &c. so specified, (covered with elaborate w.; rustic, embossed, beaten, frosted, &c., w.; woodw., ironw., stonew.; fancy, needle, stucco, relief, poker, -w.); (Naut.) UPPER ww.; workaday, fit for or used or seen on workdays, ordinary, practical, (now chiefly in this workaday world); w.-bag, -basket, -box, holding materials& implements for w., esp. for sewing; workday, day other than Sunday or festival; workhouse, public institution for reception of paupers in parish or union of parishes; workman, operative, man hired to do manual labour, person good, bad, skilled, &c., at his job (an ill workman quarrels with his tools); workmanlike, characteristic of a good workman; workmanship, person\'s relative skill in doing task, relative finish or execution seen in manufactured article or w. of art, one\'s making (we are God\'s or of God\'s workmanship); w.-people, workmen or workwomen; w.-room, in which work is done; workshop, room or building in which manufacture is carried on; w.-table, with drawers for sewing-materials &c.; workwoman, female operative. Hence workless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  99. (worked; also wrought pr. rawt archaic exc. as specified below). Engage or be engaged in bodily or mental w., carry on operations, make efforts, be a craftsman in some material, (men must w.; w. away or on, continue to w.; w. double TIDES; is working at Greek, history, social reform; works, worked or wrought, in brass, leather, oils, distemper; person is hard to w. with, impracticable; is working for, against, the cause); (of machine, plan, &c.) operate, act, do its appointed work, (of person) put or keep (machine &c.) in operation, keep (person, horse, machine, &c.) going or at w., exact toil from, (charm, drug, pump, scheme, works or will not w.; w. ship, type-writer; works his men &c. too hard, to death); (of wheel &c.) run, revolve, go through regular motions, (strap, handle, wheel, works on a wheel, pivot, axle; w. freely, stiffly, &c.); carry on, manage, control, (w. mine, scheme; works the coach from London to Brighton, has charge of it; my partner works the Liverpool district; is worked by wires, electricity, &c.); have influence or effect, exercise influence on, (often wrought; now let it w., leave it to produce its effect; w. upon person or his mind &c.; all these things have worked together for good; the appeal wrought powerfully upon him; w. the ORACLE); bring about, effect, accomplish, produce as result, (often wrought; w. wonders, cures, mischief, a change; w. one\'s will, accomplish one\'s purpose often upon person or thing; will w. it if I can slang, bring it about); be in motion, be agitated, cause agitation, ferment lit. & fig., (face, features, worked violently; waves w. to& fro; thoughts, conscience, working within him; yeast began to w.; to be wroth with one we love doth w. like madness in the brain); make way or make (way &c.) or cause to make way slowly or with difficulty or by shifting motions (usu. with adv. or prep.), gradually become (loose, free, tight, &c.) by motion, (stockings, shirt, w. down, up; needle worked out eventually from her arm; ferrule has worked off, loose; w. your knife through the card, your point in; grub works its way into or out of; wind has worked round; ship is working eastwards; some influences w. upwards, some downwards, in society; angler works up stream); knead, hammer, fashion, into shape or desired consistency (w. dough, clay, &c.; butter should be thoroughly worked; wrought iron, forged or rolled, not cast); artificially& gradually excite into (worked his audience, himself, into enthusiasm, a rage); do, make by, needlework or the like (reads to them while they w.; w. pattern, initials, &c., on linen &c.; is working a shawl); solve (sum) by mathematical processes; purchase (one\'s passage) with labour instead of money; w. in, find place for (illustration, subject, &c.), admit of being introduced; w. off, get rid of, get over, find customers &c. for, (works off his bad-temper on his servants; has worked off his debauch; w. off 3000 copies; works off old jokes on us); w. out, find (amount &c.) or solve (sum) by calculation, (of amount &c.) be calculated at (works out at £6 10s.), (of sum) give definite result (will not w. out), exhaust with w. (person, mine, &c., is quite worked out), accomplish or attain with difficulty (w. out one\'s salvation), provide for or plan all details of (has worked out a scheme of invasion); w. up, bring gradually to efficient state, elaborate in description (often wrought), advance gradually to (climax), excite (persons, expectations, &c.) by degrees (often wrought; his through- wip nerves; is in a highly wrought-up state, nervous, hysterical), mingle (materials) into whole, acquire familiarity with (subject) by study. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  100. The result of exerting a force whose point of application moves wholly or partly in the direction of the force. A Unit of Work is the work done when a force of one unit acts at a point which moves through a unit of distance in the direction of the force. See Footpound. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  101. n. Toil; labour; employment; exertion of strength; effort directed to an end; particularly, manual labour;-the matter on which one is at work; material for working upon; subject of exertion;-that which is produced as the result of labour; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; or in a more general use, act, deed, effect, result, feat;-indifferent or awkward performance;-bungling attempt;- manner of working; management; treatment;-that which is produced by mental labour; a composition; a book;-embroidery;-pl. Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment;-the mechanism of a watch;-in theology, moral duties or external performances, as a ground of pardon or justification, in opposition to grace. Cabinet Dictionary

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