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works, plural;
  1. Be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result, esp. in one's job; do work
    • - an engineer who had been working on a design for a more efficient wing
    • - new contracts forcing employees to work longer hours
  2. Be employed, typically in a specified occupation or field
    • - Taylor has worked in education for 17 years
  3. (of an artist) Produce articles or pictures using (a particular material or medium)
    • - he works in clay over a very strong frame
  4. Produce (an article or design) using a specified material or sewing stitch
    • - the castle itself is worked in tent stitch
  5. Set to or keep at work
    • - Jane is working you too hard
  6. Cultivate (land) or extract materials from (a mine or quarry)
    • - contracts and leases to work the mines
  7. Solve (a puzzle or mathematical problem)
    • - she spent her days working crosswords
  8. Practice one's occupation or operate in or at (a particular place)
    • - I worked a few clubs and so forth
  9. Make efforts to achieve something; campaign
    • - we spend a great deal of our time working for the lacto-vegetarian cause
  10. (of a machine or system) Operate or function, esp. properly or effectively
    • - his cell phone doesn't work unless he goes to a high point
  11. (of a machine or a part of it) Run; go through regular motions
    • - it's designed to go into a special “rest” state when it's not working
  12. (esp. of a person's features) Move violently or convulsively
    • - hair wild, mouth working furiously
  13. Cause (a device or machine) to operate
    • - teaching customers how to work a VCR
  14. (of a plan or method) Have the desired result or effect
    • - the desperate ploy had worked
  15. Bring about; produce as a result
    • - with a dash of blusher here and there, you can work miracles
  16. Arrange or contrive
    • - the chairman was prepared to work it for Phillip if he was interested
  17. Exert influence or use one's persuasive power on (someone or their feelings)
    • - she worked upon the sympathy of her associates
  18. Use one's persuasive power to stir the emotions of (a person or group of people)
    • - the born politician's art of working a crowd
  19. Bring (a material or mixture) to a desired shape or consistency by hammering, kneading, or some other method
    • - work the mixture into a paste with your hands
  20. Bring into a specified state, esp. an emotional state
    • - Harold had worked himself into a minor rage
  21. Move or cause to move gradually or with difficulty into another position, typically by means of constant movement or pressure
    • - comb from tip to root, working out the knots at the end
    • - its stanchion bases were already working loose
  22. (of joints, such as those in a wooden ship) Loosen and flex under repeated stress

  23. Make progress to windward, with repeated tacking
    • - trying to work to windward in light airs
  1. Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result
    • - he was tired after a day's work in the fields
  2. A place or premises for industrial activity, typically manufacturing
    • - he found a job in the ironworks
  3. Such activity as a means of earning income; employment
    • - I'm still looking for work
  4. The place where one engages in such activity
    • - I was returning home from work on a packed subway
  5. The period of time spent during the day engaged in such activity
    • - he was going to the theater after work
  6. A task or tasks to be undertaken; something a person or thing has to do
    • - they made sure the work was progressing smoothly
  7. The materials for this
    • - she frequently took work home with her
  8. Good or moral deeds
    • - the Clapham sect was concerned with works rather than with faith
  9. Something done or made
    • - her work hangs in all the main American collections
  10. The result of the action of a specified person or thing
    • - the bombing had been the work of a German-based cell
  11. A literary or musical composition or other piece of fine art
    • - a work of fiction
  12. All such pieces by a particular author, composer, or artist, regarded collectively
    • - the works of Schubert fill several feet of shelf space
  13. A piece of embroidery, sewing, or knitting, typically made using a specified stitch or method

  14. A defensive structure

  15. An architectural or engineering structure such as a bridge or dam

  16. The record of the successive calculations made in solving a mathematical problem
    • - show your work on a separate sheet of paper
  17. The operative part of a clock or other machine
    • - she could almost hear the tick of its works
  18. The exertion of force overcoming resistance or producing molecular change

  19. Everything needed, desired, or expected
    • - the heavens put on a show: sheet lightning, hailstones—the works

  1. activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"; ...
  4. 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"
  5. employment: the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
  6. 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"
  7. Work is a 1915 silent film starring Charlie Chaplin (his eighth film for Essanay Films), and co-starring Edna Purviance, Marta Golden and Charles Insley. It was filmed at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles.
  8. Work is a 2010 album by Swedish indie rock band Shout Out Louds. It was released in the United States and Canada on February 23, 2010, in Scandinavia on February 24, 2010, and in Germany, Australia, Switzerland, and Austria on February 26, 2010. ...
  9. A Work of Art, Artwork, Art piece, or Art object is a designation for an aesthetic art creation—item. ...
  10. Good works, or simply works, within Christian theology are a person's (exterior) actions or deeds, contrasting with interior qualitites such as grace or faith.
  11. "Work" is a song performed by R&B/pop singer Ciara, from her third studio album, Fantasy Ride. It was released as the second international single, making it the fourth overall and final single from the album. ...
  12. WORK (107.1 FM, "Frank FM") is a radio station licensed to serve Barre, Vermont. The station is owned by Nassau Broadcasting III, LLC. It airs a Classic Hits format.
  13. Labour, employment, occupation, job; The place where one is employed; Effort expended on a particular task; The result of a particular manner of production; Something produced using the specified material or tool; A literary, artistic, or intellectual production; A measure of energy ...
  14. (working) The action of the verb work; That is or are functioning; That suffices but requires additional work; In paid employment; Of or relating to employment; Enough to allow one to use something
  15. (works) A mechanism or machine; the means by which something happens; A factory or similar collection of buildings; Everything or everything that is available or possible; especially, all available toppings on food. (Always preceded by the.); An act associated with moral or religious standing
  16. Getting "worked" or traumatized by a wave during a wipe out. Being Worked usually involves getting pitched, sucked, doing a reef bounce or experiencing
  17. (Worked) A term used in projectile point descriptions which describes an area of an artifact that has been shaped or altered by man, such as the removal of flakes along a blade edge.
  18. (Worked) adj. \ getting beaten by good footwork or speed. 2: to be beaten buy your man abundantly in a game.
  19. (Worked) vb Beat-up badly ("George Bush needs to get worked.")
  20. To "get worked" is to wipe out and get thrown about while being held under by the wave.
  21. (Working) dice term meaning that the bets are in place.
  22. (Working) As in MAGICKAL WORKING. The process of using magick to reach a desired positive goal.
  23. (Working) An indication that bets are "on", and payouts will be made on the next roll of the dice.
  24. (WORKING) In CRAPS, any bet which had been called OFF buy now wants back in action.
  25. (WORKING) Putting effort into something; being productive; actively trying to change something in your life; something that is functional or serves you; something that is feasible / If at workplace: Concerns or issues connected with your work or field; anxiety over duties or responsibilities; ...