Science / Chemistry / Work: Work is the energy required to move an object against an opposing force. Work is usually expressed as a force times a displacement. Dropping a stone from a window involves no work, because there is no force opposing the motion (unless you consider air friction...). Pushing against a stone wall involves no work, unless the stone wall actually moves.

Other Words for Work

Work Noun Synonyms: labour, toil, effort, drudgery, travail, exertion, industry
Work Verb Synonyms: feat, achievement, creation, accomplishment, opus, handiwork, oeuvre, production, composition, piece, master-work, masterpiece, chef-d'oeuvre, magnum opus, output

Cessation Of Work

Business / Real Estate / Cessation Of Work: A period of 60 days where no work is being conducted. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Vinework: Another term for filigree work in medieval manuscripts. Scott describes this common type of decoration in the following manner: Delicate, conventional designs, usually in gold, on a flat coloured surf MORE


Life Style / Painting / Blotwork: A manner worked on by Alexander Cozens, which is elaborated on in A New Method for assisting the invention in drawing original compositions of Landscape (1786). The idea is that an accidental blot or MORE