Definition of "Work" :
noun: activity directed toward making or doing something
"She checked several points needing further work."
noun: the occupation for which you are paid
"A lot of people are out of work."
noun: the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
"Picasso's work can be divided into periods."
noun: 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."
noun: a place where work is done
"He arrived at work early today."
noun: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
"Mastering a second language requires a lot of work."
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
"Work equals force times distance."
verb: give a workout to
"My personal trainer works me hard."
verb: arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
"The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times."
verb: go sour or spoil
"The wine worked."
verb: cause to undergo fermentation
"The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats."
verb: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
"Work out your problems with the boss."
verb: use or manipulate to one's advantage
"She knows how to work the system."
verb: make uniform
"Work the clay until it is soft."
verb: perform as expected when applied
"This old radio doesn't work anymore."
verb: move into or onto
"Work the raisins into the dough."
verb: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
"I cannot work a miracle."
verb: make something, usually for a specific function
"Work the metal into a sword."
verb: shape, form, or improve a material
"Work stone into tools."
verb: prepare for crops
"Work the soil."
verb: gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
"The political candidate worked the crowds."
verb: move in an agitated manner
"His fingers worked with tension."
verb: proceed along a path
"Work one's way through the crowd."
verb: provoke or excite
"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
"Work your way through every problem or task."
verb: cause to work
"He is working his servants hard."
verb: be employed
"Is your husband working again?."
verb: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
"I will work hard to improve my grades."
verb: cause to operate or function
"This pilot works the controls."
verb: operate in or through
"Work the phones."
verb: have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
"The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought."
verb: have and exert influence or effect
"The artist's work influenced the young painter."
verb: operate in a certain place, area, or specialty
"She works the night clubs."
verb: behave in a certain way when handled
"This dough does not work easily."