(often functioning as singular) a place where a number of people are employed, such as a factory
the sum total of a writer's or artist's achievements, esp when considered together: the works of Shakespeare
the deeds of a person, esp virtuous or moral deeds performed as religious acts: works of charity
the interior parts of the mechanism of a machine, etc: the works of a clock
in the works informal in preparation
spanner in the works See spanner (def. 2)
the works slang
full or extreme treatment
a very violent physical beating: to give someone the works
slang a syringe
(modifier) of or denoting a racing car, etc, that is officially entered by a manufacturer in an event: a works entry
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How to use works in a sentence
Have you looked around the American Dental Association website for an explanation of how fluoridation actually works?
They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.
Mrs. Kouachi works at a nursery and has worn the veil since she made the pilgrimage to Mecca in 2008.
Indeed, although he works here in the old town, he lives in the new part of the city where he walks his dog in the morning.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mr. Bachner found it by wandering through the market and identified a craftsmen here who works in a tiny booth.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Adequate conception of the extent, the variety, the excellence of the works of Art here heaped together is impossible.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
He was rector of the university of Ilfeldt 40 years, and published several learned works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Her best-known works are portrait busts, which are numerous.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
She apparently prefers to paint single figures of women and young girls, but her works include a variety of subjects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
The reader is referred to larger works upon urinalysis for details.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd