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Definition of "work" []

  • Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something. (noun)
  • A job; employment: looking for work. (noun)
  • A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood. (noun)
  • Something that one is doing, making, or performing, especially as an occupation or undertaking; a duty or task: begin the day's work. (noun)
  • An amount of such activity either done or required: a week's work. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "work" in a sentence
  • "If anyone has seen such a study that shows that various humans require more calories to do the same amount of work note: a 110lb woman walking 1 mile is not doing the same _work_ as a 300lb man walking 1 mile, I'd love to see it."
  • "And that worked proved invaluable for our work on law review and for *my work* as a practicing lawyer."
  • "I could doubtless spend another hour or two browsing the You Tube clips of their work -- I'll save that for dessert when I've done some work*&%# first."