social work

noun

Definition of social work

  1. :  any of various professional activities or methods concretely concerned with providing social services and especially with the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged

social worker

noun

Examples of social work in a sentence

  1. She is doing social work.

  2. He has a job in social work.

1890

First Known Use of social work

1890


SOCIAL WORK Defined for English Language Learners

social work

noun

Definition of social work for English Language Learners

  • : the work done by someone who works for a government or private organization that helps people who have financial or family problems


Medical Dictionary

social work

noun

Medical Definition of social work

  1. :  any of various professional services, activities, or methods concretely concerned with the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged


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