Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result
Denoting things or parts made of a specified material or with specified tools
a day's work in the fields
Of or relating to both work and personal life; designating the relationship between the two. Especially in work–life balance.
Engaged in work
Follow or operate within the constraints of (a plan or system)
A form of protest, especially in response to threatened closure or redundancy, in which workers occupy the workplace and continue working, typically to demonstrate the value or continuing viability of their work.
Work undertaken on board or using a boat; specifically (a) the manning of the boats of a large ship; (b) angling done in a boat rather than on the shore or bank.
A place or establishment where coal is mined or processed; a colliery. Usually in plural (often with singular concord).
Shape (metal) while it is cold
The work of a day; (an amount of) work done on or appropriate to a day.
= dog work.
Menial or unpleasant work; specifically = donkey-work.
Work carried out by labourers in a gang or gangs.
Dull, unoriginal writing
A great deal of effort or endurance
= hot working.
To subject (metal) to hot working.
Ornamentation executed in or consisting of ice, or having the appearance of ice; frosted work, (also) ice sculpture.
= church work.
Drawings or designs carried out with a pen or pencil, as opposed to wash or similar techniques
Denoting or relating to property that combines residential living space with commercial or manufacturing space
Denoting an activity that serves mainly to keep someone busy and is of little value in itself
= men's work.
Matting; a structure resembling a mat.
Work traditionally undertaken by, and regarded as suited to, men, especially heavy manual work.
Work involving proximity of the eye to the object.
Expressing approval of a task well done
Learning in which students work in pairs, especially as a technique used in language teaching.
A publication appearing in several parts over a period of time
Work constructed or consisting of piles.
In needlepoint lace: small crescents or points made from loose, looped stitches, used especially in edgings. In early use also: bobbin lace.
Work done in a pit or mine.
The rails of a fence, barrier, etc., especially made in a decorative style; rails collectively.
Mining the upper surface or part of a working or seam (now rare).
Horticulture. The mature roots of trees and plants used to create ornamental features in a garden. Compare rockwork, 2b. Now historical.
A place where ropes are made; a ropewalk.
Tedious, menial work
The academic study of sexual behaviour or practices (rare).
(In early use) masses or prayers said for the soul of a dead person; (later) work relating to the condition of a person's soul; moral, intellectual, or spiritual nurturing.
Work which is paid for on the basis of the time spent (opposed to piecework).
Physical action that makes one warm through exertion
In Anglo-Saxon and later medieval England: work done by a tenant for a lord, carried out on a regular basis a certain number of days each week; (also in plural) the requirement to carry out this type of work.
Needlework executed in wool on a canvas foundation
(Of an equation) be capable of being solved
A camp at which community work is done, especially by young volunteers
A card issued by an employer as proof that the cardholder is employed; (also in later use) a card certifying that the bearer has permission to work.
(More generally) a desk used for work; a desk in the workplace.
A gang (especially of slaves or prisoners) that carries out manual or physical labour.
(In plural) the part of the day (typically) spent at work; (later also) the amount of time spent at work; (in singular) an hour during which work is done.