work - meaning in Tamil

Pronunciation of work



  1. வேலை


  1. வேலை

Inflected forms

worker (adjective comparative)
works (noun plural)
worked, wrought (verb past tense)
working (verb present participle)
works (verb present tense)

Definitions and Meaning of work in English

work - noun
  1. activity directed toward making or doing something
  2. a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    - 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
  3. the occupation for which you are paid
    - a lot of people are out of work
  4. applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    - no schools offer graduate study in interior design
  5. (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
  6. a place where work is done
  7. the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
    - Picasso's work can be divided into periods
work - verb
  1. exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
    - she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor
  2. be employed
    - 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
  3. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
    - 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
  4. perform as expected when applied
    - Does this old car still run well?
    - This old radio doesn't work anymore
  5. shape, form, or improve a material
    - process iron
    - work the metal
  6. give a workout to
    - My personal trainer works me hard
    - work one's muscles
    - this puzzle will exercise your mind
  7. proceed along a path
    - make one's way into the forest
  8. operate in a certain place, area, or specialty
    - The salesman works the Midwest
    - This artist works mostly in acrylics
  9. proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
    - 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
  11. cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    - wreak havoc
    - bring comments
    - play a joke
    - The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
  12. cause to work
  13. prepare for crops
    - cultivate the land
  14. behave in a certain way when handled
    - The soft metal works well
  15. have and exert influence or effect
    - She worked on her friends to support the political candidate
  16. operate in or through
  17. cause to operate or function
    - Can you work an electric drill?
  18. provoke or excite
  19. gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
  20. make something, usually for a specific function
    - Form cylinders from the dough
    - shape a figure
    - Work the metal into a sword
  21. move into or onto
    - the student worked a few jokes into his presentation
    - work the body onto the flatbed truck
  22. make uniform
    - work the clay until it is soft
  23. use or manipulate to one's advantage
    - She knows how to work the system
    - he works his parents for sympathy
  24. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    - 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
  25. cause to undergo fermentation
    - The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats
  26. go sour or spoil
    - The wine worked
    - The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
  27. arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion

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