Associations to the word «Work»


WORK, noun. (heading) (uncountable) Employment.
WORK, noun. Labour, occupation, job.
WORK, noun. The place where one is employed.
WORK, noun. (heading) (uncountable) Effort.
WORK, noun. Effort expended on a particular task.
WORK, noun. Sustained human effort to overcome obstacles and achieve a result.
WORK, noun. (physics) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
WORK, noun. (physics) (more generally) A measure of energy that is usefully extracted from a process.
WORK, noun. (Should we delete([1]) this sense?) (thermodynamics) A nonthermal First Law energy in transit between one form or repository and another. Also, a means of accomplishing such transit..
WORK, noun. Sustained effort to achieve a goal or result, especially overcoming obstacles.
WORK, noun. (heading) Product; the result of effort.
WORK, noun. (uncountable) (often in combination) () The result of a particular manner of production.
WORK, noun. (uncountable) (often in combination) Something produced using the specified material or tool.
WORK, noun. (countable) A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
WORK, noun. (countable) A fortification.
WORK, noun. (uncountable) (slang) (professional wrestling) The staging of events to appear as real.
WORK, noun. (mining) Ore before it is dressed.
WORK, verb. (intransitive) To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
WORK, verb. Followed by in (or at, etc.) Said of one's workplace (building), or one's department, or one's trade (sphere of business).
WORK, verb. Followed by as. Said of one's job title
WORK, verb. Followed by for. Said of a company or individual who employs.
WORK, verb. Followed by with. General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To effect by gradual degrees.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To embroider with thread.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To set into action.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To cause to ferment.
WORK, verb. (intransitive) To ferment.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To exhaust, by working.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To shape, form, or improve a material.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To provoke or excite; to influence.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To use or manipulate to one’s advantage.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
WORK, verb. (transitive) To cause to work.
WORK, verb. (intransitive) To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.
WORK, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To influence.
WORK, verb. (intransitive) To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
WORK, verb. (intransitive) To move in an agitated manner.
WORK, verb. (intransitive) To behave in a certain way when handled;
WORK, verb. (transitive) (with two objects) (poetic) To cause (someone) to feel (something).
WORK, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To hurt; to ache.
WORK AT, verb. (transitive) To make a physical or mental effort to progress some specified task
WORK BLUE, verb. (entertainment) To perform bawdy, profane or pornographic material.
WORK BOTH ENDS AGAINST THE MIDDLE, verb. Alternative form of play both sides against the middle
WORK BOTH SIDES AGAINST THE MIDDLE, verb. Alternative form of play both sides against the middle
WORK CAMP, noun. Alternative form of workcamp
WORK CAMPS, noun. Plural of work camp
WORK DAY, noun. Alternative form of workday
WORK DAYS, noun. Plural of work day
WORK DOUBLE TIDES, verb. (nautical) To perform the labour of three days in two.
WORK ENVELOPE, noun. The area in which a robot, or any part of one, can move around in.
WORK ETHIC, noun. The value that one ought to work hard at one's job or duties.
WORK ETHIC, noun. The tendency to work hard at one's job or duties.
WORK ETHICS, noun. Plural of work ethic
WORK EXPERIENCE, noun. A short unpaid period of time at a workplace, to gain experience of a working environment.
WORK FORCE, noun. Alternative form of workforce
WORK FORCES, noun. Plural of work force
WORK FUNCTION, noun. (physics) The minimum energy needed to remove an electron from the surface of a material
WORK FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of work function
WORK HARDENING, noun. (metallurgy) The repeated plastic deformation of a material, causing a permanent distortion of its crystal structure, and an increase in its strength
WORK HOUSE, noun. Archaic spelling of workhouse.
WORK HOUSES, noun. Plural of work house
WORK HUSBAND, noun. A man with whom a woman has a platonic intimacy at work
WORK IN PROGRESS, noun. (uncountable) Work that has been commenced, but is not complete.
WORK IN PROGRESS, noun. (countable) A project that has been commenced but is not complete.
WORK IN PROGRESS, noun. (uncountable) (accounting) A portion of inventory that represents goods which are no longer salable as raw materials, but not yet salable as finished goods, work in process.
WORK LIKE A CHARM, verb. (simile) To be successful as a solution
WORK LIKE A HORSE, verb. (simile) To work very hard; toil
WORK MARRIAGE, noun. A work-based platonic intimacy between a man and a woman
WORK NIGHTS, verb. (euphemistic) To work, nights, as a prostitute.
WORK NIGHTS, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see work,‎ nights.
WORK OF ART, noun. A product of the fine arts; a painting, sculpture etc.
WORK OF ART, noun. Something of sufficient quality to be compared to such a product
WORK OF FICTION, noun. A fictional account; a story.
WORK OF FICTION, noun. A fictitious account; an account of events that never took place.
WORK OFF, verb. (transitive) To lose (weight) by doing physical work.
WORK OFF, verb. (transitive) To end a debt by doing labor for the debt holder
WORK ON, verb. (transitive) to shape, form or improve something
WORK ON, verb. (transitive) to exercise influence on someone
WORK ONE'S BUTT OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To work very hard or to excess.
WORK ONE'S FINGERS TO THE BONE, verb. (idiomatic) Work especially hard, usually for an extended period.
WORK ONE'S MAGIC, verb. (idiomatic) To achieve something favourable and desired through the application of special skills, talents, or expertise.
WORK ONE'S TAIL OFF, verb. (idiomatic) Work excessively or to the point of exhaustion.
WORK ORDER, noun. (management) An authorization to expend resources to perform a task.
WORK OUT, verb. (transitive) (with object after out) To calculate.
WORK OUT, verb. (transitive) To make sense of.
WORK OUT, verb. (transitive) To smooth.
WORK OUT, verb. (intransitive) To conclude with the correct solution.
WORK OUT, verb. (intransitive) To succeed.
WORK OUT, verb. (intransitive) To habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
WORK OUT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,‎ out.
WORK OVER, verb. (transitive) To improve a prototype, or first draft.
WORK OVER, verb. (transitive) (slang) To physically attack in order to cause injury.
WORK PERMIT, noun. A legal authorization which allows a person to take employment in a country other than that in which he/she holds citizenship,
WORK PLACEMENT, noun. (British) Practicum (college course).
WORK PLACEMENTS, noun. Plural of work placement
WORK PRODUCT, noun. (legal) (employment) Something created by an employee that is considered the property of the employer, such as a design, patent, recipe, etc.
WORK RELEASE, noun. A prisoner's release from prison for set hours so he can work.
WORK SHADOWING, noun. The process of accompanying and observing someone at work in order to train or to obtain insight
WORK SOMEONE'S ARSE OFF, verb. (idiomatic) Alternative form of work someone's ass off
WORK SOMEONE'S ASS OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To work excessively or to the point of exhaustion.
WORK SOMEONE'S BUTT OFF, verb. (transitive) To cause someone to work hard, eg, as a supervisor.
WORK SOMEONE'S TAIL OFF, verb. (transitive) To cause someone to work hard, eg, as a supervisor.
WORK SONG, noun. A song, sung during work, with a rhythm that helps to coordinate activities
WORK SONGS, noun. Plural of work song
WORK SPOUSE, noun. (idiomatic) A man or woman in the workplace with whom one shares a special relationship having bonds similar to those of a marriage: special confidences, loyalties, shared jokes and experiences, and unusual degree of honesty or openness.
WORK STATION, noun. Alternative spelling of workstation
WORK SURFACE, noun. Alternative form of worksurface
WORK THE ANGLES, verb. Alternative term for play the angles
WORK THE CROWD, verb. (idiomatic) To work the room, especially out-of-doors.
WORK THE ROOM, verb. (idiomatic) (of a host, hostess, or guest) To interact enthusiastically with the attendees at an event, by moving among them, greeting them, and engaging them in conversation.
WORK THE ROOM, verb. (idiomatic) (of a performer or public speaker) To interact with one's audience, taking cues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.
WORK TO RULE, verb. (idiomatic) To work slowly by strictly following all work rules, usually in a work-to-rule job action, as part of unionized labor protest.
WORK TO RULE, noun. Such industrial action
WORK UP, verb. To raise; to excite; to stir up.
WORK UP, verb. To develop.
WORK WIFE, noun. A woman with whom a man has a platonic intimacy at work
WORK WONDERS, verb. (idiomatic) To be successful as a solution.
WORK ZONE, noun. An area where work is being done.
WORK ZONE, noun. (more specifically) A segment of road along which road construction is being done.

Dictionary definition

WORK, noun. Activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work".
WORK, noun. 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".
WORK, noun. The occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work".
WORK, noun. 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".
WORK, noun. (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".
WORK, noun. A place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today".
WORK, noun. 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".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. 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"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. Shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal".
WORK, verb. Give a workout to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind".
WORK, verb. Proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest".
WORK, verb. Operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. Move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. Cause to work; "he is working his servants hard".
WORK, verb. Prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land".
WORK, verb. Behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well".
WORK, verb. Have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate".
WORK, verb. Operate in or through; "Work the phones".
WORK, verb. Cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?".
WORK, verb. Provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy".
WORK, verb. Gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds".
WORK, verb. Make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. Make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. 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?"; "He could not work the math problem".
WORK, verb. 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".
WORK, verb. Go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out".
WORK, verb. Arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke