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work song a folk song that is sung as an accompaniment to and often to establish the tempo of manual labor such as the laying of railroad ties.
workspace an area used for one's work, esp. in an office or home. [2 definitions]
Works Progress Administration the New Deal program in the U.S. (1935-43) that provided work for the unemployed during the Great Depression (later known as Work Projects Administration).
workstation a work area that is usually designed for one person and is equipped with the necessary tools or materials to perform a particular job. [2 definitions]
work-study of or pertaining to a program, as at a college or university, that provides part-time employment for students as well as enabling them to continue their academic pursuits.
worktable a table devoted, and often adapted, to a specific kind of work.
work-up a thorough medical examination of a patient, including lab tests, case history, and the like. [2 definitions]
workweek the total number of hours or days to be worked in one week.
workwoman a female worker, esp. a manual or industrial laborer.
world the earth and everything that inhabits it. [7 definitions]
World Bank an agency established by the United Nations in 1945 to assist in the financing of reconstruction and development for member nations, esp. through loans.
worldbeater one who excels beyond all others or has the potential to do so.
World Court the primary judicial agency of the United Nations, reorganized in 1945 from a similar agency of the League of Nations, that arbitrates disputes between nations; International Court of Justice.
World Cup the Football World Cup, an international soccer tournament held every four years in which national teams compete for the world championship, represented by a large trophy cup. [2 definitions]
world-famous famous all over the world.
World Heritage Site any of over 800 sites identified on a list maintained by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a site of natural splendor or cultural significance that should be protected and preserved.
worldling one who is engrossed in or knowledgeable about the world; a worldly, sophisticated, or pleasure-seeking person.
worldly of or pertaining to the material world; not spiritual; secular. [2 definitions]
worldly-wise having sophisticated knowledge of the world; worldly.
world power a nation or organization that can influence the course of world events.
World Series the annual championship playoff between the winning teams of the two major U.S. baseball leagues.