timework

[ tahym-wurk ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌwɜrk /

noun

work done and paid for by the hour or day.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Compare piecework.

Origin of timework

First recorded in 1820–30; time + work

OTHER WORDS FROM timework

time·work·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for timework

  • In 1843 the dispute was allowed to end, when the five firms promised to pay the women on timework at rates between 7s.

British Dictionary definitions for timework

timework
/ (ˈtaɪmˌwɜːk) /

noun

work paid for by the length of time taken, esp by the hour or the dayCompare piecework

Derived forms of timework

timeworker, noun
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