that has undergone working.

Nearby words

  1. workbench,
  2. workboat,
  3. workbook,
  4. workbox,
  5. workday,
  6. worked up,
  7. worked up, be,
  8. worked-up,
  9. worker,
  10. worker director

Origin of worked

First recorded in 1700–10; work + -ed2

Worked, wrought both apply to something on which effort has been applied. Worked implies expended effort of almost any kind: a worked silver mine. Wrought implies fashioning, molding, or making, especially of metals: wrought iron.

Related formsun·worked, adjectivewell-worked, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for well-worked



made or decorated with evidence of workmanship; wrought, as with embroidery or tracery
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