Wordbook to Workyday
(Word"book`) n. [Cf. D. woordenboek, G. wörterbuch.] A collection of words; a vocabulary; a
dictionary; a lexicon.
(Word"-catch`er) n. One who cavils at words.
(Word"er) n. A speaker. [Obs.] Withlock.
(Word"i*ly) adv. In a wordy manner.
(Word"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being wordy, or abounding with words; verboseness.
(Word"ing), n. The act or manner of expressing in words; style of expression; phrasing.
It is believed this wording was above his known style.Milton.
(Word"ish), a. Respecting words; full of words; wordy. [R.] Sir P. Sidney. Word"ish*ness,
The truth they hide by their dark woordishness.Sir K. Digby.
(Wor"dle) n. One of several pivoted pieces forming the throat of an adjustable die used in drawing
wire, lead pipe, etc. Knight.
(Word"less) a. Not using words; not speaking; silent; speechless. Shak.
(Words"man) n. One who deals in words, or in mere words; a verbalist. [R.] "Some speculative
wordsman." H. Bushnell.
(Word"y) a. [Compar. Wordier ; superl. Wordiest.]
1. Of or pertaining to words; consisting of words; verbal; as, a wordy war. Cowper.
2. Using many words; verbose; as, a wordy speaker.
3. Containing many words; full of words.
We need not lavish hours in wordy periods.Philips.
(Wore) imp. of Wear.
(Wore), imp. of Ware.
(Work) n. [OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G.
werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. værk, Goth. gawaúrki, Gr. 'e`rgon, &digammae`rgon,
work, "re`zein to do, 'o`rganon an instrument, 'o`rgia secret rites, Zend verez to work. &radic145. Cf.
Bulwark, Energy, Erg, Georgic, Liturgy, Metallurgy, Organ, Orgy, Surgeon, Wright.]
1. Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes,
specifically, physical labor.
Man hath his daily work of body or mindMilton.