: that has been subjected to some process of development, treatment, or manufacture
a newly worked field

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most models feature open-worked dials and bold color schemes. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 23 Dec. 2022 In all, about 400 worked communications during the war. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2022 The orthodontist worked days, and, of course, the tooth fairy has to work every single night for eternity. Lucas Kavner, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2022 Oversized and re-worked button-down shirts have become a modern default for many. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, refinery29.com, 25 Aug. 2022 That more or less worked with spaghetti alla chitarra cacio e pepe ($23) but not so much with whole wheat tagliatelle with beef pork and veal Bolognese $25. John Mariani, Forbes, 25 July 2022 Those who stayed worked shifts lasting hundreds of hours under Russian supervision, often not resting for days while trying to keep the station safe and systems running. Serhiy Morgunov, Washington Post, 2 June 2022 Although, as of recently, there are handfuls of people who have decided to prioritize self-care, many Black women and women of color overall still find themselves severely over worked and constantly exhausted. Maia Niguel Hoskin, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 From that day on, Serena’s worked hand-in-hand with Nike designers to bring her legendary on-court looks to life and change the modern-day tennis outfit forever. Essence, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of worked was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Worked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worked. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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