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    Definition of work in English Dictionary

  • NounPLworksSUF-work
    1. (heading) NU Employment.
      1. My work involves a lot of travel. ‎
      2. He hasn’t come home yet, he’s still at work. ‎
    2. (heading) NU Effort.
      1. Holding a brick over your head is hard work.  It takes a lot of work to write a dictionary. ‎
      2. We know what we must do. Let's go to work. ‎
      3. There's lots of work waiting for me at the office. ‎
      4. Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground. ‎
      5. Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning "vortex", and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
    3. Sustained effort to achieve a goal or result, especially overcoming obstacles.
      1. We don't have much time. Let's get to work piling up those sandbags. ‎
    4. (heading) Product; the result of effort.
      1. There's a lot of guesswork involved. ‎
      2. We've got some paperwork to do before we can get started.  The piece was decorated with intricate filigree work. ‎
      3. It is a work of art. ‎
      4. the poetic works of Alexander Pope ‎
      5. William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works. ‎
    5. NU SLA (professional wrestling) The staging of events to appear as real.
      1. (mining) Ore before it is dressed.
      2. VerbSGworksPRworkingPT, PPworkedPT, PPwrought
        1. VI To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
          1. He’s working in a bar. ‎
          2. I work in a national park;  she works in the human resources department;  he mostly works in logging, but sometimes works in carpentry
          3. This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything.
          4. she works for Microsoft;  he works for the president
          5. I work closely with my Canadian counterparts;  you work with computers;  she works with the homeless people from the suburbs
        2. VT To effect by gradual degrees.
          1. he worked his way through the crowd;  the dye worked its way through;  using some tweezers, she worked the bee sting out of her hand
        3. VT To embroider with thread.
          1. VT To set into action.
            1. He worked the levers. ‎
          2. VT To cause to ferment.
            1. VI To ferment.
              1. VT To exhaust, by working.
                1. The mine was worked until the last scrap of ore had been extracted. ‎
              2. VT To shape, form, or improve a material.
                1. He used pliers to work the wire into shape. ‎
              3. VT To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.
                1. she works the night clubs;  the salesman works the Midwest;  this artist works mostly in acrylics ‎
              4. VT To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
                1. VT To provoke or excite; to influence.
                  1. The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy. ‎
                2. VT To use or manipulate to one’s advantage.
                  1. She knows how to work the system. ‎
                3. VT To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
                  1. I cannot work a miracle. ‎
                4. VT To cause to work.
                  1. He is working his servants hard. ‎
                5. VI To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.
                  1. The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about [ …] and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention. Partly, this is a result of how online advertising has traditionally worked: advertisers pay for clicks, and a click is a click, however it's obtained.
                6. VI (figuratively) To influence.
                  1. They worked on her to join the group. ‎
                7. VI To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
                  1. VI To move in an agitated manner.
                    1. His fingers worked with tension. ‎
                    2. A ship works in a heavy sea.
                  2. VI To behave in a certain way when handled.
                    1. this dough does not work easily;  the soft metal works well ‎
                  3. VT (with two objects, poetic) To cause (someone) to feel (something).
                    1. So sad it seemed, and its cheek-bones gleamed, and its fingers flicked the shore; / And it lapped and lay in a weary way, and its hands met to implore; / That I gently said: “Poor, restless dead, I would never work you woe; / Though the wrong you rue you can ne’er undo, I forgave you long ago.”
                  4. OBS VI To hurt; to ache.
                  5. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • In this grey and lugubrious "history," form is all, and any work of art incorporates traces of its (own) funicity.
                      • I hate to rain on your parade, but lots of people have tried that strategy and it hasn't worked yet.
                      • I'm fed up working for a boss. I'm going to head out on my own, set up my own business.
                    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                      • Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground. ‎
                      • Working in an Operating Room desensitized me to the sight of blood.
                      • Work slowly and cautiously until you have learned the ropes.
                    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • The press reported rumors that a salon des refuses was in the works.
                      • As soon as he got home, he went to his desk and set to work.
                      • The archaeologists shook off the dust that had fallen from the roof, and promptly continued their work.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Uncountable nouns
                        • Verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
                              • Verbs by inflection type
                                • Irregular verbs
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                            Grammatically, this word "work" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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