Dictionary definition for: Work
3. (v) be employed; "Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
4. (n) a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works" "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work" "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewe
6. (v) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn''t work as well as people thought" "How does your idea work in practice?" "This method doesn''t work" "The breaks of my new car act quickly" "The medicine works on
14. (n) (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force; "work equals force times distance"
16. (v) proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; "work your way through every problem or task" "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived" "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"
31. (v) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?" "Work out your problems with the boss" "this unpleasant situation isn''t going to work itself out" "did you get it?" "Did you get my meaning?" "He
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