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workmanship

Definition:

skill in an occupation or trade

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

workman

Plural:

workmanships

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

craft | craftsmanship

Etymology:

workman + -ship
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Workmanship

the quality of a piece of work. The type of work may include handcrafts, art, writing, machinery and other products. The reliability of electronic devices is greatly affected by the quality of the workmanship. Therefore, the electronics manufacturing ... (38 of 314 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Workmanship

Collins Dictionary:

workmanship

the art or skill of a workman | the art or skill with which something is made or executed | the degree of art or skill exhibited in the finished ... (28 of 398 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

workmanship | work [synonym, sense-specific]

something effected, made, or produced; "work" | the art or skill of a workman ; also, the quality imparted to a thing in the process of making (26 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

workmanship

the degree of skill with which a product is made or a job done (14 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/workmanship

American Heritage Dictionary:

workmanship

The skill of a craftsperson or artisan. | The quality of something made, as by an artisan | Something made or produced by a workman. | The product of ... (26 of 38 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/workmanship

Macmillan British Dictionary:

workmanship [uncountable]

the standard of someone's work, or the skill that they use in making something (14 of 38 words, pronunciation)

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

Random House Dictionary:

workmanship

the art or skill of a workman or workwoman. | the quality or mode of execution, as of a thing made. | the product or result of labor and skill; work ... (29 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/workmanship

Cambridge Dictionary:

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done (9 of 28 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/workmanship

New World Dictionary:

workmanship

skill of a workman ; the quality of the work done or thing made; craftsmanship | something produced by this skill (20 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/workmanship

Wiktionary:

workmanship | workmanships [plural] | craftsmanship [synonym, sense-specific]

The skill of an artisan or craftsman | The quality of something made by an artisan or craftsman (17 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/workmanship

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

Encarta Dictionary:

workmanship

the skill or craft of a worker or artisan | the level of skill used in making or doing something | the product or result of the skill of a worker or ... (30 of 56 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861714071​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

workmanship

Origin: workman + -ship

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/workmanship

workman | workmen [plural]

Origin: Middle English werkman, from Old English weorcmann ("workman"), equivalent to work + man. Compare Dutch werkman ("workman"), German Werkmann ("labourer, workman"), Icelandic verkamaĆ°ur ("workman").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/workman

-ship

Origin: Middle English -shippe, from Old English -sciepe ("state"), -scipe, from Proto-Germanic *-skapiz. Compare West Frisian -skip, Dutch -schap, German -schaft, Danish -skab.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ship

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

workmanship

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "workmanship"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

workmanship [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "workmanship"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

workmanship [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "workmanship"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/workmanship

Cambridge Dictionary:

workmanship

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "workmanship"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "workmanship"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/workmanship

the Free Dictionary:

workmanship

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "workmanship"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "workmanship"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "workmanship" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/workmanship

Google Dictionary:

workmanship

Audio: English pronunciation of "workmanship"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=workmanship

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

workmanship

Audio: North American pronunciation of "workmanship"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=workma​04 word=workmanship

YourDictionary Audio:

workmanship

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/workmanship

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