Found 2 items, similar to wrought.
English → English
n 1: activity directed toward making or doing something; “she
checked several points needing further work”
2: a product produced or accomplished through the effort or
activity or agency of a person or thing; “it is not
regarded as one of his more memorable works”
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”
[syn: piece of work
3: the occupation for which you are paid; “he is looking for
; “a lot of people are out of work”
4: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject
(especially by reading); “mastering a second language
requires a lot of work”
; “no schools offer graduate study
in interior design”
5: the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial
part of it); “he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre”
“Picasso's work can be divided into periods”
body of work
6: a place where work is done; “he arrived at work early today”
7: (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; “work equals force
v 1: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose
or out of necessity; “I will work hard to improve my
; “she worked hard for better living conditions
for the poor”
2: be employed; “Is your husband working again?”
; “My wife
; “Do you want to work after the age of 60?”
“She never did any work because she inherited a lot of
; “She works as a waitress to put herself through
[syn: do work
3: have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or
expected; “The voting process doesn't work as well as
; “How does your idea work in practice?”
“This method doesn't work”
; “The breaks of my new car act
; “The medicine works only if you take it with a
lot of water”
4: perform as expected when applied; “The washing machine won't
go unless it's plugged in”
; “Does this old car still run
; “This old radio doesn't work anymore”
] [ant: malfunction
5: shape, form, or improve a material; “work stone into tools”
; “work the metal”
[syn: work on
6: give a work-out to; “Some parents exercise their infants”
“My personal trainer works me hard”
; “work one's muscles”
, work out
7: proceed along a path; “work one's way through the crowd”
“make one's way into the forest”
8: operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; “She works
the night clubs”
; “The salesman works the Midwest”
artist works mostly in acrylics”
9: proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an
activity; “work your way through every problem or task”
“She was working on her second martini when the guests
; “Start from the bottom and work towards the top”
10: move in an agitated manner; “His fingers worked with
11: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; “I cannot work
; “wreak havoc”
; “bring comments”
; “play a
; “The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken
, make for
12: cause to work; “he is working his servants hard”
[syn: put to work
13: prepare for crops; “Work the soil”
; “cultivate the land”
14: behave in a certain way when handled; “This dough does not
; “The soft metal works well”
15: have and exert influence or effect; “The artist's work
influenced the young painter”
; “She worked on her friends
to support the political candidate”
, act upon
16: operate in or through; “Work the phones”
17: cause to operate or function; “This pilot works the
; “Can you work an electric drill?”
18: provoke or excite; “The rock musician worked the crowd of
young girls into a frenzy”
19: gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; “the
political candidate worked the crowds”
20: make something, usually for a specific function; “She molded
the riceballs carefully”
; “Form cylinders from the
; “shape a figure”
; “Work the metal into a sword”
21: move into or onto; “work the raisins into the dough”
student worked a few jokes into his presentation”
the body onto the flatbed truck”
22: make uniform; “knead dough”
; “work the clay until it is
23: use or manipulate to one's advantage; “He exploit the new
; “She knows how to work the system”
works his parents for sympathy”
24: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand
the meaning of; “did you solve the problem?”
; “Work out
your problems with the boss”
; “this unpleasant situation
isn't going to work itself out”
; “did you get it?”
you get my meaning?”
; “He could not work the math
, work out
, figure out
, puzzle out
25: cause to undergo fermentation; “We ferment the grapes for a
very long time to achieve high alcohol content”
vintner worked the wine in big oak vats”
26: go sour or spoil; “The milk has soured”
; “The wine worked”
“The cream has turned--we have to throw it out”
27: arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; “The
stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt
adj : shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a
pliable mass (as by work or effort); “a shaped
; “the molded steel plates”
; “the wrought
English → English
Worked; elaborated; not rough or crude.
. See under Iron
imp. & p. p. of Work
Alas that I was wrought [created]! --Chaucer.
(w[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Worked
(r[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Working
wyrcean (imp. worthe, wrohte, p. p. geworht, gewroht); akin
to OFries. werka, wirka, OS. wirkian, D. werken, G. wirken,
Icel. verka, yrkja, orka, Goth. wa['u]rkjan. [root]145. See
1. 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.
O thou good Kent, how shall I live and work,
To match thy goodness? --Shak.
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw
be given you. --Ex. v. 18.
Whether we work or play, or sleep or wake,
Our life doth pass. --Sir J.
2. Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform;
as, a machine works well.
We bend to that the working of the heart. --Shak.
3. Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or
influence; to conduce.
We know that all things work together for good to
them that love God. --Rom. viii.
This so wrought upon the child, that afterwards he
desired to be taught. --Locke.
She marveled how she could ever have been wrought
upon to marry him. --Hawthorne.
4. To carry on business; to be engaged or employed
customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor;
They that work in fine flax . . . shall be
confounded. --Isa. xix. 9.
5. 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.
Confused with working sands and rolling waves.
6. 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.
Till body up to spirit work, in bounds
Proportioned to each kind. --Milton.
7. To ferment, as a liquid.
The working of beer when the barm is put in.
8. To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a
Purges . . . work best, that is, cause the blood so
to do, . . . in warm weather or in a warm room.
To work at
, to be engaged in or upon; to be employed in.
To work to windward
(Naut.), to sail or ply against the
wind; to tack to windward. --Mar. Dict.