handiwork

noun
hand·​i·​work | \ ˈhan-di-ˌwərk How to pronounce handiwork (audio) , -dē-\

Definition of handiwork

1a : work done by the hands
b : work done personally recognized her handiwork
2 : the product of handiwork

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Examples of handiwork in a Sentence

They admired the potter's beautiful handiwork. I think all of these problems are her handiwork.

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According to legend, this geological marvel is the handiwork of mythical warrior Fionn MacCumhaill (or Finn McCool), who conjured his heroic strength and built a bridge across the Irish Sea to attack foes in the Scottish Hebrides. George W. Stone, National Geographic, "Dinosaurs to gladiators: 10 World Heritage trips for families," 16 Aug. 2019 The three-day event will kick off with the Raising the Bar tasting, where diners will eat and drink the handiwork of local and national chefs and mixologists. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Tour is finally coming to Denver," 7 Aug. 2019 Laos in Town, situated in NoMa, is the handiwork of owner Nick Ongsangkoon, a partner in Soi 38, and chef Ben Tiatasin, formerly at Esaan in McLean. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Laos in Town brings the funk — and the spice — to NoMa," 5 June 2019 For one thing, her father, Lemuel (a mesmerizing Walton Goggins), is the sect’s fiery preacher, a darkly uncompromising presence always on the lookout for the devil’s handiwork. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Them That Follow’ is a compelling tale of taboo love in a Pentecostal world," 8 Aug. 2019 For one thing, her father, Lemuel (a mesmerizing Walton Goggins), is the sect’s fiery preacher, a darkly uncompromising presence always on the lookout for the devil’s handiwork. Kenneth Turan, Twin Cities, "Pentecostal faith, illicit romance are behind closed doors in ‘Them That Follow’," 8 Aug. 2019 For one thing, her father, Lemuel (a mesmerizing Walton Goggins), is the sect’s fiery preacher, a darkly uncompromising presence always on the lookout for the devil’s handiwork. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Them That Follow’ is a compelling tale of taboo love in a Pentecostal world," 1 Aug. 2019 The attacks in recent weeks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are probably the handiwork of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s naval units, which train regularly in the use of mines. Reuel Marc Gerecht And Ray Takeyh, WSJ, "America Can Face Down a Fragile Iran," 16 June 2019 The latest budget submitted to the Sacramento County Office of Education for approval is the handiwork of the firm Fortson Consulting, which was hired in April for as much as $60,000 until its contract expires in June, records show. Michael Finch Ii, sacbee, "Sacramento city schools could save millions on teachers’ health care. Will union play ball?," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of handiwork

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for handiwork

Middle English handiwerk, from Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc, from ge- (collective prefix) + weorc work — more at co-

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handiwork

noun

English Language Learners Definition of handiwork

: work that is done by using your hands
: something done by a particular person or group

handiwork

noun
hand·​i·​work | \ ˈhan-di-ˌwərk How to pronounce handiwork (audio) \

Kids Definition of handiwork

: work done by the hands

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