Definition of the works
1 : the moving parts of a machine the works of a clock —sometimes used figuratively The office used to be very efficient, but the new regulations have gummed up the works.
2 informal : everything that there is to have or do : everything that is available They ordered a pizza with the works. When we went to New York, we visited the museums, did some shopping, saw some shows—the whole works.
Word by Word Definitions
: activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:
: sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result
: the labor, task, or duty that is one's accustomed means of livelihood
: used for work
: suitable or styled for wear while working
: involving or engaged in work
: to bring to pass : effect
: to fashion or create a useful or desired product by expending labor or exertion on : forge, shape
: to make or decorate with needlework
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