work work  /ˈwɜrk/


  1. (n) activity directed toward making or doing something
  2. (n) a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
  3. (n) the occupation for which you are paid
  4. (n) applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
  5. (n) (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
  6. (n) a place where work is done
  7. (n) the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
  8. (v) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
  9. (v) be employed
  10. (v) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
  11. (v) perform as expected when applied
  12. (v) shape, form, or improve a material
  13. (v) give a workout to
  14. (v) proceed along a path
  15. (v) operate in a certain place, area, or specialty
  16. (v) proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
  17. (v) move in an agitated manner
  18. (v) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  19. (v) cause to work
  20. (v) prepare for crops
  21. (v) behave in a certain way when handled
  22. (v) have and exert influence or effect
  23. (v) operate in or through
  24. (v) cause to operate or function
  25. (v) provoke or excite
  26. (v) gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
  27. (v) make something, usually for a specific function
  28. (v) move into or onto
  29. (v) make uniform
  30. (v) use or manipulate to one's advantage
  31. (v) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
  32. (v) cause to undergo fermentation
  33. (v) go sour or spoil
  34. (v) arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion


  1. Work keeps piling up and there is little chance that I will be able to finish it before my vacation starts.
  2. Will work in the twenty first century remain the way we know it or will it evolve into something of which we have no clue?
  3. Work is as old as man, as is idling.


  1. Work begins on massive water tank for North Whidbey

    Work began this month on a $5-million project that will add 4 million gallons of storage to Oak Harbor’s water system. Veterans Northwest Construction is moving truckloads of dirt to make way for the giant water reservoir at the end of Gun Club Road. The welded-steel tank will be 40 feet tall, with a radius of 150 feet.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Whidbey News Times

  2. Work at Levi’s Stadium resumes two days after death

    Work resumed on the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara Thursday, two days after a construction worker died there. According to Mark Gomez of the San Jose Mercury News, workers gathered in the south end zone for a service to remember 63-year-old Donald White, who died on Tuesday when an elevator counterweight fell on him.…
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Work expected to begin in late summer on Union Co. bridge

    ATLANTA - Work is expected to begin in late summer on a replacement bridge on State Route 11/US 19/US 129/Murphy Highway over Ivy Log Creek north of Blairsville.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:


  1. President Obama said today that his "recess appointments will allow three extremely qualified candidates to get to work on behalf of the American people right away. With more than 180 nominees still pending before the Senate, it's my hope that my...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

  2. "But it didn't work. They passed the ball very well, they made us work very hard in the defence. When we finally won the ball, we were too tired to move quickly forward. They have been playing together for several years, they are very cohesive,...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Miroslav Klose Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "They both said how much Dave and Jeff loved being a Tampa police officer. They both said their loved ones loved going to work everyday......that it was the best job in the world," Mayor Pam Iorio said of the officers' families.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Pam Iorio Source: The Associated Press

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