Dictionary Results for work


1. work - noun

· activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"

Hypernym(s): activity




2. work - noun

· 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 Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"

Synonym(s): piece_of_work

Hypernym(s): product, production




3. work - noun

· the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"

Synonym(s): employment

Hypernym(s): occupation, business, job, line_of_work, line




4. work - noun

· applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"

Synonym(s): study

Hypernym(s): learning, acquisition




5. work - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): energy, free_energy




6. work - noun

· a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"

Synonym(s): workplace

Hypernym(s): geographic_point, geographical_point




7. work - noun

· the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); "he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre"; "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"

Synonym(s): oeuvre, body_of_work

Hypernym(s): end_product, output




8. work - verb

· exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

Antonym(s): idle




9. work - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): do_work




10. work - verb

· 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 only if you take it with a lot of water"

Synonym(s): act

Hypernym(s): succeed, win, come_through, bring_home_the_bacon, deliver_the_goods




11. work - verb

· perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

Synonym(s): function, operate, go, run




12. work - verb

· shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"

Synonym(s): work_on, process

Hypernym(s): transform, transmute, transubstantiate




13. work - verb

· give a workout to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"

Synonym(s): exercise, work_out

Hypernym(s): work, put_to_work




14. work - verb

· proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"

Synonym(s): make

Hypernym(s): pass




15. work - verb

· operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics"

Hypernym(s): work




16. work - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): go, proceed, move




17. work - verb

· move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




18. work - verb

· cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

Synonym(s): bring, play, wreak, make_for

Hypernym(s): make, create




19. work - verb

· cause to work; "he is working his servants hard"

Synonym(s): put_to_work

Hypernym(s): use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ




20. work - verb

· prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"

Synonym(s): cultivate, crop

Hypernym(s): fix, prepare, set_up, ready, gear_up, set




21. work - verb

· behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"

Hypernym(s): be




22. work - verb

· have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

Synonym(s): influence, act_upon

Hypernym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch




23. work - verb

· operate in or through; "Work the phones"

Hypernym(s): operate, run




24. work - verb

· cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"

Hypernym(s): manage, deal, care, handle




25. work - verb

· provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"

Hypernym(s): stimulate, excite, stir




26. work - verb

· gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"

Hypernym(s): capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant




27. work - verb

· make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"

Synonym(s): shape, form, mold, mould, forge

Hypernym(s): create_from_raw_material, create_from_raw_stuff




28. work - verb

· move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




29. work - verb

· make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"

Synonym(s): knead

Hypernym(s): manipulate




30. work - verb

· use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"

Synonym(s): exploit

Hypernym(s): use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ




31. work - verb

· 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 could not work the math problem"

Synonym(s): solve, work_out, figure_out, puzzle_out, lick

Hypernym(s): understand




32. work - verb

· cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"

Synonym(s): ferment

Hypernym(s): convert




33. work - verb

· go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

Synonym(s): sour, turn, ferment

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




34. work - verb

· arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"

Hypernym(s): become, go, get





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