At Bombay itself large quantities of imported copper are wrought up by native braziers.
The mind of Imogen was now wrought up to the extremest distress.
It spread like wildfire, and soon every one in the city was wrought up to the highest pitch of excitement.
I observed that my uncle was wrought up to a pitch of concern to which he was not used.
But all of a sudden Josiah Allen fairly bust into the house, all wrought up, and fearful excited.
I am so wrought up that I scarcely know what I am talking about, or what I am doing.
To such a pitch was she wrought up, that there was left but one way of ensuring the sleep she needed.
But I wus too wrought up and by the side of myself to notice it.
The men, wrought up with fright, yelled sharply, and the face of the moon was hidden for a moment.
I wonder, though, why she was so wrought up by the name Pronando?
Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).
Work is less boring than amusing oneself. [Baudelaire, "Mon Coeur mis a nu," 1862]In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.
a fusion of Old English wyrcan (past tense worhte, past participle geworht), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijanan; and Old English wircan (Mercian) "to work, operate, function," formed relatively late from Proto-Germanic noun *werkan (see work (n.)). Related: Worked; working. Working class is from 1789 as a noun, 1839 as an adjective.
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.