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[ wurk ]SEE DEFINITION OF works

Synonyms for works

  • entirety
  • all
  • whole caboodle
  • whole shebang
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WORKS

The best of his works is the Olympian Zeus, made at Elis after his exile.

Had you rather witness the sports of the gymnasia than the works of artists?

The works of Dædalus are described by Pausanias as rude and uncomely in aspect.

There are ways in which it works, and ways in which it does not.

I doubt if even the poet ever works just what he means on the mind of his fellow.

It is present in all his works, in stray letters and detached passages.

Protect our authors by prohibiting the sale of works written by foreigners.

In all I may say about him I shall keep close to the facts as given in his works.

Let us see how far these inferences from plain facts are borne out from his works.

All these characteristics are lacking in the works after "Timon."

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).

In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WORKS

all

nounwhole; totality

canon

nouna body of the most important, influential or superior works in music, literature, or art
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