-work

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See also: work

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English -work, -werk, from Old English -weorc, -ġeweorc, equivalent to English work. Compare also Saterland Frisian -werk, Dutch -werk, German -werk, Norwegian -verk.

Suffix[edit]

-work

  1. Denoting a craft involving a particular material or tool
    woodwork
    needlework
    metalwork
  2. Denoting a structure or work of art crafted chiefly from a given material
    ironwork
    stonework
    paintwork
    waxwork
  3. Denoting the structure or mechanism of a given object.
    bridgework
    clockwork
    coachwork
    latticework

Derived terms[edit]