noun: activity directed toward making or doing something
Example: "She checked several points needing further work"
noun: a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
Example: "It is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"
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"
noun: the occupation for which you are paid
Example: "A lot of people are out of work"
noun: the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
Example: "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
noun: a place where work is done
Example: "He arrived at work early today"
noun: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
Example: "Mastering a second language requires a lot of work"
verb: provoke or excite
Example: "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
verb: proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
Example: "Work your way through every problem or task"
verb: cause to work
Example: "He is working his servants hard"
verb: be employed
Example: "Is your husband working again?"
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"
verb: cause to operate or function
Example: "This pilot works the controls"
verb: operate in or through
Example: "Work the phones"
verb: have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
Example: "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"
verb: operate in a certain place, area, or specialty
Example: "She works the night clubs"
verb: behave in a certain way when handled
Example: "This dough does not work easily"
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: move into or onto
Example: "Work the raisins into the dough"
verb: shape, form, or improve a material
Example: "Work stone into tools"
verb: gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Example: "The political candidate worked the crowds"
verb: move in an agitated manner
Example: "His fingers worked with tension"
verb: proceed along a path
Example: "Work one's way through the crowd"
verb: cause to undergo fermentation
Example: "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
verb: give a work-out to
Example: "My personal trainer works me hard"
verb: use or manipulate to one's advantage
Example: "She knows how to work the system"
verb: make uniform
Example: "Work the clay until it is soft"
verb: perform as expected when applied
Example: "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
verb: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
Example: "I cannot work a miracle"
verb: have and exert influence or effect
Example: "The artist's work influenced the young painter"
verb: make something, usually for a specific function
Example: "Work the metal into a sword"
verb: prepare for crops
Example: "Work the soil"
verb: go sour or spoil
Example: "The wine worked"
verb: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
Example: "Work out your problems with the boss"
name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8682)