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work

work

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhrk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
work out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the use of energy and effort to make or do something.
It takes a lot of hard work to build a house.
 
synonyms:
labor
antonyms:
leisure, play
similar words:
action, effort, industry, struggle, trouble
definition 2: a project or task that uses energy and effort.
Most of this writer's works were very popular.
synonyms:
job, project, task
similar words:
activity, charge, chore, duty, exercise, function, mission, office
definition 3: a job.
She enjoys her work at the hospital.
synonyms:
job, occupation, position
similar words:
business, career, field, labor, line, profession, trade, vocation
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: worked, working, works, wrought
definition 1: to have or do a job.
He works at a bank.
definition 2: to run or act in the expected way.
That phone doesn't work.
synonyms:
function, operate, run
similar words:
go, handle, perform
definition 3: to use or handle.
I learned how to work the new machine.
synonyms:
handle, operate, use
similar words:
activate, control, employ, manage, run
phrase: work out
Word Builder: work +
  • workday:
    the amount of time out of 24 hours you spend working.
  • worker:
    a person who works.
  • worksheet:
    a sheet of paper on which you do written work.
  • workstation:
    the area in a workplace where you do your work.
  • work-study:
    a program that helps you find a part-time job to pay for your college education.
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conventionally associated with work
lack of work
some work activities
some accessories for working
some examples of work
some forms of payment for work
some groups associated with work
some kinds of work
some people associated with work
some places for work