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Meaning of works by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( RP ) IPA: /wɜːks/, X-SAMPA: /w3:ks/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /wɝks/, X-SAMPA: /w3`ks/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )ks



    1. Plural form of work .
    2. ( plurale tantum ) A mechanism or machine; the means by which something happens .
      A stray wrench can really gum up the works .
    3. ( plurale tantum ) A factory or similar collection of buildings
      The steel works almost fills the valley .
    4. ( plurale tantum ) Everything or everything that is available or possible; especially, all available toppings on food. ( Always preceded by the. )
      I'll have a Behemoth Burger with the works .
    5. ( plurale tantum ) An act associated with moral or religious standing .
      His works displayed his righteousness .

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Explanation of works by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. performance of moral or religious acts

    2. the reward for good works
    3. buildings for carrying on industrial labor

    4. the internal mechanism of a device

    5. everything available

    6. a hotdog with the works