|1.||archaic a past tense and past participle of work|
|2.||metallurgy shaped by hammering or beating|
|3.||(often in combination) formed, fashioned, or worked as specified: well-wrought|
|4.||decorated or made with delicate care|
|usage Wrought is sometimes used as if it were the past tense and past participle of wreak as in the hurricane wrought havoc in coastal areas. Many people think this use is incorrect|
work [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (wûrk) Pronunciation Key |
The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy. Compare energy, power.