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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wrought
 (a.)製造的,形成的;(金屬)鍛的;精心製作的,精練的;(vbl.)work的過去式和過去分詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wrought imp. & p. p. of Work; as, What hath God wrought?.
    Alas that I was wrought [created]!   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wrought, a.
 1. Worked; elaborated; not rough or crude.
 Wrought iron. See under Iron.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wrought
      adj : shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a
            pliable mass (as by work or effort); "a shaped
            handgrip"; "the molded steel plates"; "the wrought
            silver bracelet" [syn: shaped, molded]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 work
      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"; "the
         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
         employment"; "a lot of people are out of work" [syn: employment]
      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" [syn: study]
      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" [syn: oeuvre,
          body of work]
      6: a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
         [syn: workplace]
      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
         times distance"
      v 1: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose
           or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my
           grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions
           for the poor" [ant: idle]
      2: be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife
         never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?";
         "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of
         money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through
         college" [syn: do work]
      3: have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or
         expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as
         people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?";
         "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act
         quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a
         lot of water" [syn: act]
      4: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't
         go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run
         well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore" [syn: function,
          operate, go, run] [ant: malfunction]
      5: shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools";
         "process iron"; "work the metal" [syn: work on, process]
      6: give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants";
         "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"
         [syn: exercise, work out]
      7: proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd";
         "make one's way into the forest" [syn: make]
      8: operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works
         the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This
         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
         arrived"; "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"
      10: move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with
          tension"
      11: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work
          a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a
          joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken
          area" [syn: bring, play, wreak, 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"
          [syn: cultivate, crop]
      14: behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not
          work easily"; "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" [syn: influence, act
          upon]
      16: operate in or through; "Work the phones"
      17: cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the
          controls"; "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
          dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
          [syn: shape, form, mold, mould, forge]
      21: move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the
          student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work
          the body onto the flatbed truck"
      22: make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is
          soft" [syn: knead]
      23: use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new
          taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he
          works his parents for sympathy" [syn: exploit]
      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?"; "Did
          you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math
          problem" [syn: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle
          out, lick]
      25: cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a
          very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The
          vintner worked the wine in big oak vats" [syn: ferment]
      26: go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked";
          "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out" [syn: sour,
           turn, ferment]
      27: arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The
          stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt
          many times"
      [also: wrought]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wrought
      See work