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work
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 27
1. Break; twist.
4. The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one's work; to drop one's work.
6. Specifically: ( a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. ( b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery.
7. Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works.
8. The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch.
13. Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.
16. To ferment, as a liquid.
18. To make one's way slowly and with difficulty; to move or penetrate laboriously; to proceed with effort; - with a following preposition, as down, out, into, up, through, and the like; as, scheme works out by degrees; to work into the earth.
19. The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; as, to knead dough.
4. To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.
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