工作; 運行; 加工; 處理; 工作法 WKG
Work v. i. [imp. & p. p. Worked or Wrought p. pr. & vb. n. Working.]
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. Davies.
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. 28.
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; to toil.
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. --Addison.
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. --Bacon.
8. To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic.
Purges . . . work best, that is, cause the blood so to do, . . . in warm weather or in a warm room. --Grew.
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.
Work·ing, a & n. from Work.
The word must cousin be to the working. --Chaucer.
Working beam. See Beam, n. 10.
Working class, the class of people who are engaged in manual labor, or are dependent upon it for support; laborers; operatives; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Working day. See under Day, n.
Working drawing, a drawing, as of the whole or part of a structure, machine, etc., made to a scale, and intended to be followed by the workmen. Working drawings are either general or detail drawings.
Working house, a house where work is performed; a workhouse.
Working point Mach., that part of a machine at which the effect required; the point where the useful work is done.
adj 1: actively engaged in paid work; "the working population";
"the ratio of working men to unemployed"; "a working
mother"; "robots can be on the job day and night"
[syn: working(a), on the job(p)]
2: adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in
strength or numbers to accomplish something; "the party
has a working majority in the House"; "a working knowledge
3: adopted as a temporary basis for further work; "a working
draft"; "a working hypothesis" [syn: working(a)]
4: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in
running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
[syn: running(a), operative, functional, working(a)]
5: serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity;
"discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"; "they
need working agreements with their neighbor states on
n : a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked [syn: workings]