Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-work

Things made of a specified material or in a particular way.

[English work.]

Some examples denote things or parts made of a specified material, with specified tools, or specified techniques: basketwork, beadwork, brickwork, needlework, fretwork, knotwork, paintwork, plasterwork, silverwork, wickerwork. Others mark a mechanism or structure of a specified kind: bridgework, clockwork. coachwork, earthwork, firework, latticework. Those words in which the focus of attention is on the activity of working are considered to be compounds of work instead: housework, homework, teamwork.

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