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handiwork

Definition:

a work produced by hand labor

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

handiworks

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old English handgeweorc, from "hand" (Noun) + geweorc, collective form of weorc...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Handyman

a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as "odd jobs", "fix-up tasks", and include light plumbing... (39 of 2893 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Handyman

Collins Dictionary:

handiwork

work performed or produced by hand, such as embroidery or pottery | the result of the action or endeavours of a person or thing (23 of 466 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handiwork

Merriam-Webster:

handiwork | affair [synonym, sense-specific] | fruit [synonym, sense-specific] | product [synonym, sense-specific] | labor [synonym, sense-specific] | output [synonym, sense-specific] | produce [synonym, sense-specific] | production [synonym, sense-specific] | thing [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

work done by the hands ; work done personally | the product of handiwork (13 of 131 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/handiwork

Oxford Dictionary:

handiwork | one's handiwork

("one's handiwork") : something that one has made or done | making things by hand, considered as a subject of instruction (20 of 80 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/handiwork

Cambridge Dictionary:

handiwork

work done skilfully with the hands | something that you have done or caused, usually something bad (16 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/handiwork

Macmillan British Dictionary:

handiwork [uncountable]

something impressive that someone has done or created ; used in an angry way for referring to something bad that someone has done (23 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/handiwork

Random House Dictionary:

handiwork

work done by hand. | the characteristic quality of a particular doer or maker. | the result of work done by hand. (20 of 45 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/handiwork

Wiktionary:

handiwork | handiworks [plural] | handwork [synonym, sense-specific]

Work done by the hands. | Work done personally. | The result of personal efforts. (13 of 45 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handiwork

American Heritage Dictionary:

handiwork

Work performed by hand. | The product of a person's efforts and actions. (12 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handiwork

New World Dictionary:

handiwork

"handwork" | anything made or done by a particular person (9 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handiwork

Columbia Encyclopedia:

arts and crafts | arts | crafts | handicraft

term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th century as a ... (27 of 334 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0804893​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

work [physics]

in physics, measure of energy transfer that occurs when an object is moved over a distance by an external force at least part of which is applied in ... (28 of 350 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/648025​/work

work [economics]

in economics and sociology, the activities and labour necessary to the survival of society. The major activities of early humans were the hunting and ... (24 of 936 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/647998​/work

Encarta Dictionary:

handiwork

the result of a particular person's action | work done or produced by hand (13 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861616407​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

handiwork

First use: late 12th century

Origin: Old English handgeweorc, from "hand" (Noun) + geweorc, collective form of weorc "work". Old English ge- regularly reduces ... (21 of 36 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=handiwork

American Heritage Dictionary:

handiwork

Origin: Middle English handiwerk, from Old English handgeweorc: hand, hand + geweorc, work (ge-, ... (13 of 23 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handiwork

Wiktionary:

handiwork

Origin: Middle English handiwerc, from Old English handġeweorc ("work done by hand, creation"), from hand ("hand") + ġeweorc ("work"). More at hand, work.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handiwork

handwork | handworks [plural]

Origin: hand + work

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handwork

hand | hands [plural] | handed [past tense] | handing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English hand ("hand, side (in defining position), power, control, possession, charge, agency, person regarded as holder or receiver of something"), from Proto-Germanic *handuz ("hand") (compare Dutch, Swedish ... (31 of 66 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hand

work | worked [past tense] | wrought [rare, past tense] | working [present participle] | works [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English weorc, worc, from Proto-Germanic *werką, from Proto-Indo-European *wérǵom;... | Old English wyrċan from Proto-Germanic *wurkijaną ("to work"), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- ("to... (22 of 114 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/work

Merriam-Webster:

handiwork

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English handiwerk, from Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc, from ge- (collective prefix) + weorc work

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/handiwork

New World Dictionary:

handiwork

Origin: Middle English handiwerk from Old English handgeweorc from hand (see "hand") + geweorc from ge-, collective prefix + weorc, "work"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handiwork

Oxford Dictionary:

handiwork | one's handiwork

Origin: Old English handgeweorc, from "hand" + geweorc "something made", interpreted in the 16th century as handy + work

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/handiwork

Collins Dictionary:

handiwork

Origin: Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc, from ge- (collective prefix) + weorcwork

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handiwork

Encarta Dictionary:

handiwork

Origin: Old English handgeweorc from hand "hand" + geweorc "body of work" from weorc "work"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861616407​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

handiwork

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handiwork"

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Collins Dictionary:

handiwork

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handiwork"

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handwork

Audio: British English pronunciation of "handwork"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handwork

Macmillan British Dictionary:

handiwork [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "handiwork"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/handiwork

Macmillan American Dictionary:

handiwork [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "handiwork"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

handiwork

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "handiwork"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "handiwork"

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the Free Dictionary:

handiwork

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "handiwork"

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handwork

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "handwork"

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Google Dictionary:

handiwork

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handwork

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

handiwork

Audio: North American pronunciation of "handiwork"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=handiw​01 word=handiwork

handwork

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YourDictionary Audio:

handiwork

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handiwork" by speech synthesizer

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handwork

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freedictionary.org:

handiwork

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handiwork" by speech synthesizer

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