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Definition of Work

Work

  1. Break; twist.
  2. The causing of motion against a resisting force, measured by the product of the force into the component of the motion resolved along the direction of the force.
  3. Ore before it is dressed.
  4. Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor.
  5. The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one's work; to drop one's work.
  6. That which is produced as the result of labor; anything accomplished by exertion or toil; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; in a more general sense, act, deed, service, effect, result, achievement, feat.
  7. Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. (b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery.
  8. Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works.
  9. The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch.
  10. Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect.
  11. The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg.
  12. Ore before it is dressed.
  13. Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct.
  14. To exert one's self for a purpose; to put forth effort for the attainment of an object; to labor; to be engaged in the performance of a task, a duty, or the like.
  15. Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well.
  16. Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.
  17. To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil.
  18. To be in a state of severe exertion, or as if in such a state; to be tossed or agitated; to move heavily; to strain; to labor; as, a ship works in a heavy sea.
  19. To make one's way slowly and with difficulty; to move or penetrate laboriously; to proceed with effort; -- with a following preposition, as down, out, into, up, through, and the like; as, scheme works out by degrees; to work into the earth.
  20. To ferment, as a liquid.
  21. To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic.
  22. To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor.
  23. To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth.
  24. To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.
  25. To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead.
  26. To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin.
  27. To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine.
  28. To cause to ferment, as liquor.

Work Quotations

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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Work Translations

work in Afrikaans is loop, werk, arbeid
work in Danish is arbejde
work in Dutch is functioneren, het doen
work in French is ouvrer, travailler, travaillent, confusion, oeuvre
work in German is arbeiten, Arbeit {f}
work in Italian is lavorare, funzionare, lavorare, opera, occupazione
work in Latin is opera, opus operis, labor laboris, factum
work in Norwegian is arbeid
work in Portuguese is trabalhar, funcionar, trabalho
work in Spanish is laborar, trabajo, trabajar, funcionar, ocupacion

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