Some articles on work, works:
... His most famous work, the De re metallica libri xii long remained a standard work, and marks its author as one of the most accomplished chemists of his time ... The work is a complete and systematic treatise on mining and extractive metallurgy, illustrated with many fine and interesting woodcuts which illustrate every ... Until that time, Pliny's work Historia Naturalis was the main source of information on metals and mining techniques, and Agricola made numerous references to the Roman encyclopedia ...
... in 1527, and was chosen as town physician at Joachimsthal, a centre of mining and smelting works, his object being partly "to fill in the gaps in the art of healing", and partly to test ... reduce to scientific order the knowledge won by practical work, brought Agricola into notice it contained an approving letter from Erasmus at the beginning of the book ... theological and historical subjects, his chief historical work being the Dominatores Saxonici a prima origine ad hanc aetatem, published at Freiberg ...
... His work led to the discovery of the first evidence for the use by Palaeolithic man in the Caves of the Mendip Hills ... Balch continued the work from 1904 to 1914, where he led excavations of the entrance passage (1904–15), Witch's Kitchen (Chamber 1) and Hell's Ladder (1926–1927) and the Badger Hole (1938–195 ... The 1911 work found a 4 to 7 feet (1.2–2.1 m) of stratification, mostly dating from the Iron age and sealed into place by Romano-British artefacts ...
... A speaker of a language unknown to him would be brought in to work with Pike ... out that sometimes he did more of the work of a horse, other times he did more of the work of a donkey, but he was always both (Headland 2001508) ...
... Weorc or Work (Anglo-Saxon leader), who gave his name to Workington or 'Weorc-inga-tun', meaning the 'tun' (settlement) of the 'Weorcingas' (the people of Weorc or Work) ...
More definitions of "work":
- (verb): Arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion.
Example: "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
- (verb): Gratify and charm, usually in order to influence.
Example: "The political candidate worked the crowds"
- (verb): Move into or onto.
Example: "Work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
- (verb): Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected.
Example: "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"
- (verb): Exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity.
Example: "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
- (noun): A product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing.
Example: "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"
Synonyms: piece of work
- (verb): Make uniform.
Example: "Work the clay until it is soft"
- (verb): Cause to work.
Synonyms: put to work
- (verb): Have and exert influence or effect.
Example: "The artist's work influenced the young painter"
Synonyms: influence, act upon
- (verb): Use or manipulate to one's advantage.
Example: "She knows how to work the system"
- (verb): Cause to undergo fermentation.
- (verb): Make something, usually for a specific function.
Example: "Work the metal into a sword"
Synonyms: shape, form, mold, mould, forge
- (verb): Behave in a certain way when handled.
Example: "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"
- (noun): Applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading).
Example: "Mastering a second language requires a lot of work"
- (noun): The occupation for which you are paid.
Example: "A lot of people are out of work"
- (verb): Proceed along a path.
Example: "Work one's way through the crowd"
- (verb): Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
Example: "I cannot work a miracle"
Synonyms: bring, play, wreak, make for
- (verb): Move in an agitated manner.
Example: "His fingers worked with tension"
- (noun): The total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it).
Example: "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
Synonyms: oeuvre, body of work
- (noun): A place where work is done.
Example: "He arrived at work early today"
- (verb): Shape, form, or improve a material.
Example: "Work stone into tools"; "work the metal"
Synonyms: work on, process
- (verb): Be employed.
Example: "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"
Synonyms: do work
- (verb): Provoke or excite.
Example: "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
- (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.
Example: "Work equals force times distance"
- (verb): Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of.
Example: "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "He could not work the math problem"
Synonyms: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick
- (noun): Activity directed toward making or doing something.
Example: "She checked several points needing further work"
- (verb): Proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity.
Example: "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"
- (verb): Cause to operate or function.
Example: "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
- (verb): Operate in a certain place, area, or specialty.
Example: "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics"
- (verb): Operate in or through.
Example: "Work the phones"
Famous quotes containing the word work:
“... any citizen should be willing to give all that he has to give his country in work or sacrifice in times of crisis.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt (18841962)
“It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing,otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men.”
—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
“The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.”
—Henry Miller (18911980)