It has put a seven-digit number of Americans to work over the decades.
According to Haaretz, Kerry and Obama will work over the next three to six months to see what's feasible.
You get a sense of a powerful historical mind at work over an amazingly long and influential career.
Stand-up comedian Adam Newman encountered one of the toughest rooms any comic could work over the weekend.
Special attention is paid to their work over the past 12 months.
The beads are threaded on a piece of silk, with which you work over another piece of the same.
He actually was to turn his work over to another man to finish.
I have to get hold of my principles in them, and then I have to work over my personal relation to them.
With an intensified interest, the coach resumed his work over Ashley.
The white magic of morning was at work over the village of Mortland Royal.
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.)).
Work is less boring than amusing oneself. [Baudelaire, "Mon Coeur mis a nu," 1862]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.
a fusion of Old English wyrcan (past tense worhte, past participle geworht), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijanan; and Old English wircan (Mercian) "to work, operate, function," formed relatively late from Proto-Germanic noun *werkan (see work (n.)). Related: Worked; working. Working class is from 1789 as a noun, 1839 as an adjective.
The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy. Compare energy, power.