- work done by hand.
- the characteristic quality of a particular doer or maker: In all of Mozart's music we discover the handiwork of a genius.
- the result of work done by hand: woven mats and other handiwork.
Origin of handiwork
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Their handiwork was on display Sunday, it appeared, in the small mining town of Krasnoarmeysk, 70 kilometers from Donetsk.Inside Putin's Rigged Ukraine Election
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Lentz was so proud of his handiwork that he traveled to Berlin to show it off, and he wrote a little book about it.Anne Frank’s Amsterdam
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The framing is far from accidental; it is the handiwork of the official chief White House photographer, Pete Souza.Say Cheese! White House Unveils Second-Term Obama Portrait
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Even many Bibi critics who would never vote for him admire his handiwork during the recent Gaza conflagration with Hamas.Why Israelis Will Vote For Bibi
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He brought in the result of his handiwork, as smiling as a basket of chips.
Wat, who had artistically applied the make-up, viewed his handiwork with admiration.Slaves of Mercury
The hands of society are harsh, and this man was a striking sample of its handiwork.White Fang
Then the three men surveyed their handiwork with much satisfaction.The First Violin
Just about every man in the neighborhood was wearing her handiwork on his body.L'Assommoir
- work performed or produced by hand, such as embroidery or pottery
- the result of the action or endeavours of a person or thing
Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc, from ge- (collective prefix) + weorc work
Word Origin and History for handiwork
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