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How to Pronounce work?

Correct pronunciation for the word "work" is [wˈɜːk], [wˈɜːk], [w_ˈɜː_k].

Definition of work

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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What is the present tense of Work?

  • The personal forms of the verb "work" in the present tense are:

  • (I) work

  • (You) work

  • (He/She/It) works

  • (We) work

  • (You) work

  • (They) work
  • What is the past tense of Work?

  • The personal forms of the verb "work" in the past tense are as follows:

  • 1st person singular: I worked

  • 2nd person singular: You worked

  • 3rd person singular: He/she/it worked

  • 1st person plural: We worked

  • 2nd person plural: You worked

  • 3rd person plural: They worked
  • What is the adverb for work?

    The adverb for the word "work" is "hard" or "hardly" (in negative sentences).

    What is the adjective for work?

    The adjective form of the word "work" is "working".

    Usage over time for work:

    This graph shows how "work" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of work?

    The plural form of the word "work" is "works"

    What is the singular form of work?

    The singular form of the word "work" is "work".

    Synonyms for Work:


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