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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor.

2. (n.) The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one's work; to drop one's work.

3. (n.) That which is produced as the result of labor; anything accomplished by exertion or toil; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; in a more general sense, act, deed, service, effect, result, achievement, feat.

4. (n.) Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. (b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery.

5. (n.) Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works.

6. (n.) The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch.

7. (n.) Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect.

8. (n.) The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg.

9. (n.) Ore before it is dressed.

10. (n.) Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct.

11. (n.) 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.

12. (n.) Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well.

13. (n.) Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.

14. (n.) To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil.

15. (n.) 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.

16. (n.) 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.

17. (n.) To ferment, as a liquid.

18. (n.) To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic.

19. (v. t.) To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor.

20. (v. t.) To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth.

21. (v. t.) To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.

22. (v. t.) To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead.

23. (v. t.) To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin.

24. (v. t.) To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine.

25. (v. t.) To cause to ferment, as liquor.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WORK; WORKS

wurk, wurks: "To work" in the Old Testament is usually the translation of `asah, or of pa`al (of the works both of God and of man), and "work" (noun) is most frequently the translation of ma`aseh, or mela'khah; in the New Testament of energeo, ergazomai (and compound), with ergon (noun). The word "works" (erga) is a favorite designation in John for the wonderful works of Jesus (5:36; 10:38; 15:24, etc.; "miracles" to us, "works" to Him). "Works" is used by Paul and James, in a special sense, as denoting (with Paul) those legal performances by means of which men sought to be accepted of God, in contradistinction to that faith in Christ through which the sinner is justified apart from all legal works (Romans 3:27; Romans 4:2, 6, etc.; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:2, 5, 10), "working through love" (Galatians 5:6 1 Thessalonians 1:3), and is fruitful in all truly "good works," in which Christian believers are expected to abound (2 Corinthians 9:8 Ephesians 2:10 Colossians 1:10 2 Thessalonians 2:17, etc.). When James speaks of being justified by "works" as well as by "faith" (2:14-26), he has in view those works which show faith to be real and vital. "Dead works" avail nothing (compare Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:24). Judgment is according to "works" (Matthew 16:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "deeds," margin "Greek: `doing' " praxis; Romans 2:6 1 Peter 1:17, etc.), the new life being therein evidenced. A contrast between "faith" and "good works" is never drawn in the New Testament.

See , further, JUSTIFICATION.

W. L. Walker

Greek
1754. energeo -- to be at work, to work, to do
... to be at work, to work, to do. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: energeo Phonetic
Spelling: (en-erg-eh'-o) Short Definition: I work, accomplish, am ...
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2041. ergon -- work
... work. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ergon Phonetic Spelling:
(er'-gon) Short Definition: work, labor, action, deed Definition: work, task ...
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4903. sunergeo -- to work together
... to work together. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sunergeo Phonetic Spelling:
(soon-erg-eh'-o) Short Definition: I work together Definition: I cooperate ...
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2716. katergazomai -- to work out
... to work out. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katergazomai Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-er-gad'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I work out, produce, accomplish ...
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2038b. ergazomai -- to work, labor
... 2038a, 2038b. ergazomai. 2039 . to work, labor. Transliteration: ergazomai
Short Definition: work. Word Origin from ergon Definition ...
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2039. ergasia -- work (noun)
... work (noun). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: ergasia Phonetic Spelling:
(er-gas-ee'-ah) Short Definition: working, activity, trade, performance ...
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1756. energes -- at work, active
... at work, active. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: energes Phonetic Spelling:
(en-er-gace') Short Definition: effective Definition: effective ...
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4333. prosergazomai -- to work besides, to gain besides
... to work besides, to gain besides. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prosergazomai
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-er-gad'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I gain ...
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4161. poiema -- a work
... a work. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: poiema Phonetic Spelling:
(poy'-ay-mah) Short Definition: a thing made Definition: a thing made, a work ...
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4230. pragmateia -- careful application, hard work
... careful application, hard work. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
pragmateia Phonetic Spelling: (prag-mat-i'-ah) Short Definition: a business, an ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6467. poal -- doing, deed, work
... 6466, 6467. poal. 6468 . doing, deed, work. Transliteration: poal Phonetic
Spelling: (po'-al) Short Definition: work. Word Origin ...
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4749. miqshah -- perhaps hammered work
... 4748, 4749. miqshah. 4750 . perhaps hammered work. Transliteration: miqshah
Phonetic Spelling: (mik-shaw') Short Definition: work. ...
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6468. peullah -- a work, recompense
... peullah. 6469 . a work, recompense. Transliteration: peullah Phonetic Spelling:
(peh-ool-law') Short Definition: recompense. ... labor, reward, wages, work. ...
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5647. abad -- to work, serve
... 5646, 5647. abad. 5648 . to work, serve. Transliteration: abad Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-bad') Short Definition: serve. Word Origin a prim. ...
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4639. maaseh -- a deed, work
... 4638, 4639. maaseh. 4640 . a deed, work. Transliteration: maaseh Phonetic
Spelling: (mah-as-eh') Short Definition: work. Word Origin ...
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4399. melakah -- occupation, work
... 4398, 4399. melakah. 4400 . occupation, work. Transliteration: melakah
Phonetic Spelling: (mel-aw-kaw') Short Definition: work. ...
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5673. abidah -- work, service
... 5672, 5673. abidah. 5674 . work, service. Transliteration: abidah Phonetic
Spelling: (ab-ee-daw') Short Definition: work. Word Origin ...
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731. arzah -- cedar panels, cedar work
... 730, 731. arzah. 732 . cedar panels, cedar work. Transliteration: arzah Phonetic
Spelling: (ar-zaw') Short Definition: work. Word Origin fem. ...
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4567. maabad -- a work
... maabad. 4568 . a work. Transliteration: maabad Phonetic Spelling: (mah-bawd')
Short Definition: works. ... work. (Aramaic) corresponding to ma'bad; an act -- work. ...
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4566. mabad -- work
... work. Transliteration: mabad Phonetic Spelling: (mah-bawd') Short Definition: works.
Word Origin from abad Definition work NASB Word Usage works (1). work. ...
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Library

The Work of the Holy Spirit
The Work of the Holy Spirit. <. The Work of the Holy Spirit Abraham Kuyper.
Table of Contents. Title Page. PREFACE OF THE AUTHOR. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/

Of the Work of Monks.
Of the Work of Monks. . Of the Work of Monks. St. Augustine. Rev. H. Browne,
MA Table of Contents. Title Page. Of the Work of Monks. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/of the work of monks /

The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit
The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit. <. The Person and Work of
The Holy Spirit RA Torrey. Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/torrey/the person and work of the holy spirit/

Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877. <. Life and Work
in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 James Kennedy. Produced ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kennedy/life and work in benares and kumaon 1839-1877/

To The Work! To The Work!
To The Work! To The Work! . To The Work! To The Work! Dwight L. Moody.
Produced by Keith G. Richardson Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/to the work to the work/

Life and Work
... VI Life and Work. My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to accomplish
His work. I must work the works of Him that sent Me. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/murray/working for god/vi life and work.htm

Authority and Work
... AUTHORITY AND WORK. ... Hence". II. The authority with which the servants are invested
binds every one of them to hard work for Christ. 'To every man his work'. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/authority and work.htm

In the Work of Ministering
... XV In the Work of Ministering. And he gave some to be apostles; and some,
prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/murray/working for god/xv in the work of.htm

From the Work on the Passover. When Servilius Paulus was Proconsul ...
... Fragments. I. From the Work on the Passover. When Servilius Paulus was ... then
written. From the Work on the Passover. [3604] When Servilius ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/the decretals/i from the work on.htm

Fragments of the Lost Work of Justin on the Resurrection
Fragments of the Lost Work of Justin on the Resurrection. <. Fragments
of the Lost Work of Justin on the Resurrection Justin Martyr. ...
/.../justin/fragments of the lost work of justin on the resurrection/

Thesaurus
Net-work (11 Occurrences)
Net-work. Network, Net-work. Networks . Multi-Version Concordance
Net-work (11 Occurrences). Genesis 7:11 In the six ...
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Work (4564 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material
for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business ...
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Field-work (12 Occurrences)
Field-work. Fieldstones, Field-work. Field-workers . Multi-Version
Concordance Field-work (12 Occurrences). Leviticus ...
/f/field-work.htm - 9k

Needle-work (7 Occurrences)
Needle-work. Needlework, Needle-work. Needs . Multi-Version
Concordance Needle-work (7 Occurrences). Exodus 27:16 And ...
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Lily-work (2 Occurrences)
Lily-work. Lilywork, Lily-work. Lima . Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia LILY-WORK. The ornament of the capitals on the ...
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Open-work (1 Occurrence)
Open-work. Opens, Open-work. Operates . Multi-Version Concordance
Open-work (1 Occurrence). 1 Kings 7:17 There were ...
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Checker-work (1 Occurrence)
Checker-work. Checkerwork, Checker-work. Checking . Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia CHECKER-WORK; (NETWORK). chek'-er-wurk ...
/c/checker-work.htm - 7k

Linen-work (2 Occurrences)
Linen-work. Linens, Linen-work. Linen-worker's . Multi-Version
Concordance Linen-work (2 Occurrences). Exodus 28:8 And ...
/l/linen-work.htm - 7k

Finger-work (1 Occurrence)
Finger-work. Fingers, Finger-work. Fining . Multi-Version Concordance
Finger-work (1 Occurrence). Judges 5:30 Do they not find? ...
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Chain-work (1 Occurrence)
Chain-work. Chainwork, Chain-work. Chair . Multi-Version Concordance
Chain-work (1 Occurrence). 1 Kings 7:17 There were ...
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Concordance
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