Definitions and translations for "work"

Definition of work

Pronunciation
Noun
1. Employment.
1. Labour, occupation, job.
My work involves a lot of travel.
2. The place where one is employed.
He hasn’t come home yet, he’s still at work.
2. Effort.
3. Effort expended on a particular task.
Holding a brick over your head is hard work.
It takes a lot of work to write a dictionary.
4. Sustained human effort to overcome obstacles and achieve a result.
We know what we must do. Let's go to work.
5. Something on which effort is expended.
There's lots of work waiting for me at the office.
6. Physics A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground.
7. More generally A measure of energy that is usefully extracted from a process.
3. Sustained effort to achieve a goal or result, especially overcoming obstacles.
We don't have much time. Let's get to work piling up those sandbags.
4. Product; the result of effort.
8. The result of a particular manner of production.
There's a lot of guesswork involved.
9. In combination Something produced using the specified material or tool.
We've got some paperwork to do before we can get started.
The piece was decorated with intricate filigree work.
10. Countable A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
It is a work of art.
The poetic works of Alexander Pope
11. Countable A fortification.
William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works.
5. The staging of events to appear as real.
6. Ore before it is dressed.
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English - English - work

Pronunciation
n. labor; task; profession; occupation; vocation; place of work; creation; deed; action; effort
v. labor; act; operate; activate; process; succeed; cause; manage; solve; advance with difficulty
adj. of labor

English - Spanish - work

Pronunciation
s. trabajo, faena, labor, obra, tarea; composición, pieza; empleo
v. trabajar, currar, faenar, laborar; operar, andar, funcionar, marchar, obrar; surtir efecto, dar efecto; procesar
adj. de trabajo, de obra, laboral

English - French - work

Pronunciation
n. travail; ouvrage, besogne, tâche; profession; activité; lieu de travail; le fait de tendre la main; création; oeuvre; action; effort
v. travailler; fonctionner; aller; marcher; occasionner; faire travailler, faire fonctionner; diriger; résoudre; progresser difficilement
adj. de travail

English - German - work

Pronunciation
n. Arbeit, Tätigkeit; Beruf; Handwerk; Werk; Leistung; Arbeitsplatz
v. arbeiten; bearbeiten; funktionieren, Dienst machen; schaffen; erbringen; leisten; wirken; laufen (Maschine); bedienen, betätigen
adj. arbeits-

English - Indonesian - work

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n. kerja, kerjaan, pekerjaan, usaha, hasil kerja, karya, reka, tindak, amal, faal
v. bekerja, jadi, berjalan, menjalankan, jalan, mengerjakan, mengolah, mengusahakan, meramas-ramas, menyebabkan, menyelesaikan

English - Italian - work

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s. lavoro; attività, opera; impiego, occupazione; esecuzione, fattura, lavorazione; pezzo da lavoro, pezzo in lavorazione; (Mil) fortificazione, opera fortificata; (Minier) minerale grezzo
v. lavorare, svolgere un'attività, fare un lavoro; funzionare, essere in funzione, andare; essere efficace, riuscire; avanzare con difficoltà
agg. lavorativo

English - Polish - work

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n. praca, robota, energia, zadanie, dzieło, działanie, twór, utwór, robótka ręczna, fabryka czegoś, czynność, wytwór, dekoracja
v. pracować, robić, udać się, obrabiać, działać, oddziaływać, funkcjonować, chodzić, skutkować, realizować, dokonać, fermentować, wykrzywiać się, rozwiązać

English - Portuguese - work

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s. trabalho; profissão; reino; ocupação; local de trabalho; criação; ato; esforço
v. trabalhar; agir; funcionar; causar; organizar; resolver; desenvolver-se; operar; realizar; investigar
adj. de trabalho

English - Romanian - work

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n. muncă, lucru, ocupaţie, treabă, îndeletnicire, activitate, preocupare, trudă, slujbă, cultivare a pământului, acţiune, funcţiune, funcţionare, operaţie, faptă, chestiune, lucrare, operă, lucrare: lucrări de fortificaţii {mil.}, lucrare: lucrări publice, prelucrare mecanică, construcţii, uzină, fabrică, fort, mecanism, maşinărie, ornamentaţie
v. lucra, munci, avea de lucru, activa, fi în activitate, fi ocupat, face, merge, prelucra, trata, cultiva pământul, funcţiona, executa, umbla, fabrica, confecţiona, meşteri, acţiona, face să muncească, administra, fi în mişcare, mişca, pune în mişcare, deplasa, manevra, aduce la, influenţa, amesteca, conduce o acţiune, elabora, exploata
v. câştiga prin muncă, introduce puţin câte puţin, izbuti, reuşi, pătrunde cu greu, fermenta, avea efect {med.}, fi eficace, broda, coase, tricota, ţese, împleti
a. Lucrător

English - Russian - work

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с. работа, труд, дело, занятие; общественные работы; вещь, произведение, сочинение; действие, поступок, дела, деяния; рукоделие, шитье, вышивание; обработка; строительные работы; механизм; технические сооружения; брожение
г. работать, трудиться; быть специалистом; действовать; приводить в действие, приводить в движение; оказывать действие; разрабатывать, прорабатывать; отделывать, обрабатывать
прил. труд

English - Turkish - work

Pronunciation
f. çalışmak, çabalamak, iş yapmak, işlemek, işletmek; işe yaramak; başarılı olmak; etkili olmak; meşgul olmak; seğirmek; oynamak; mayalanmak; oynatmak; koparmak (para); sızdırmak (para)
i. iş, meşguliyet, çalışma, işyeri, görev; yapıt, eser, emek; işleme

English - Ukrainian - work

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n. робота, праця, труд, діло, посада, заняття, дія, вчинок, виріб, продукція, твір, творіння, рукоділля, вишивка, обробка, служба
v. працювати, робити, трудитися, служити, діяти, рух: приводити в рух, рухатися, відробляти, використовувати, виманювати, рукоділля: займатися рукоділлям, обробляти, спричиняти, творити, виманити, спрацьовуватися
a. робітний

English - Dutch - work

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zn. werk; arbeid; beroep; werkplaats; handenarbeid; arbeid; handeling; inspanning
ww. werken; arbeiden; aan het werk zetten; lopen, functioneren; veroorzaken; leiden; oplossen; langzaam vooruit komen
bn. van het werk

English - Greek - work

Pronunciation
ουσ. δουλειά, εργασία, έργο
ρήμ. εργάζομαι, κατεργάζομαι, δουλεύω, λειτουργώ

English - Arabic - work

Pronunciation
‏عمل، شغل، مهمة، مهنة، مصنع، كتاب، أثر، قطعة الشغل، رغوة، الأجزاء العاملة، أثر أدبي، نتيجة، إضطهاد، تعذيب‏
‏عمل، فعل، حدث، حول، أعد من طريق التحويل، أدار، حل مسألة، شغل، سدد من طريق العمل، أحرز مكانة، إحتال، أثار، إشتغل‏
‏خاص بالعمل، نستخدم في العمل‏

English - Chinese - work

Pronunciation
(名) 工作, 职业, 劳动
(动) 工作, 做, 劳动; 使工作, 开动, 使转动

English - Chinese - work

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(名) 工作, 職業, 勞動
(動) 工作, 做, 勞動; 使工作, 開動, 使轉動

English - Hindi - work

Pronunciation
n. कृत्य, कृति, मज़दूरी, चेष्टा
v. काम करना, चलाना, चालू करना, ढालना, बनाना

English - Japanese - work

Pronunciation
(形) 仕事用の; 労働用の
(動) 働く; 勤める; 作動する; 動く; 活動させる; 加工する; うまくいく; 経営する; 解決する; 進行する; 効く; 勉強する
(名) 労働; 仕事; 職業, 職; 職種; 職場; 創造; 行為; 行動; 努力; 勉強

English - Korean - work

Pronunciation
명. 노동; 임무; 직업; 일;직장; 창작물; 실행; 행동; 노력
동. 노동하다; 행동하다; 운행하다; 작동하다; 진행하다; 성공하다; 야기하다; 해결하다; 어렵게 진행되다
형. 일하는

English - Vietnamese - work

Pronunciation
n. việc làm, công việc, tác phẩm
v. làm việc, bắt người nào làm việc
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Verb forms for work
Present participle: working
Present: work (3.person: works)
Past: worked
Future: will work
Present conditional: would work
Present Perfect: have worked (3.person: has worked)
Past Perfect: had worked
Future Perfect: will have worked
Past conditional: would have worked