or work sheet

[ wurk-sheet ]
/ ˈwɜrkˌʃit /


a sheet of paper on which work schedules, working time, special instructions, etc., are recorded.
a piece or scrap of paper on which problems, ideas, or the like, are set down in tentative form.
Accounting. a sheet of paper on which is printed a series of columns and into which tentative figures are entered as a preliminary step in preparing the adjusted or final statement.
Computers. a page or section of a workbook, usually in a spreadsheet application.

Nearby words

  1. workroom,
  2. works,
  3. works council,
  4. works progress administration,
  5. worksafe,
  6. workshop,
  7. workshopper,
  8. workshy,
  9. worksite,
  10. worksop

Origin of worksheet

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for worksheet


/ (ˈwɜːkˌʃiːt) /


a sheet of paper used for the preliminary or rough draft of a problem, design, etc
a piece of paper recording work being planned or already in progress
a sheet of paper containing exercises to be completed by a pupil or student
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Word Origin and History for worksheet



1925, from work (n.) + sheet (n.).

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