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

Examples of worked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The following images give a worked example, showing how raw data about a retailer’s product lines can be turned into useful charts in moments, and specific questions can be answered just as fast. Calum Chace, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2023 Each version features an open worked dial that beautifully showcases the El Primero 9020. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 8 Dec. 2022 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

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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 23 May. 2024.

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