works

works works [wɜːks ǁ wɜːrks] noun [plural]
1. old-fashioned MANUFACTURING a building or group of buildings in which goods are produced in large quantities or an industrial process happens:

• The brick works closed last year.

2. the activity involved in doing something on a large scale:

• Who is in charge of the engineering works?

ˌpublic ˈworks PROPERTY ECONOMICS
the building of something on a large scale, paid for by a government:

• He called for spending on highways and public works to revive the economy.

— see also skunk works

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Ⅰ.
works
[plural] UK the activity of building or repairing something: engineering/repair works »

The road was closed for essential repair works.

Main Entry: work
Ⅱ.
works
[C] PRODUCTION an industrial building where materials or goods are manufactured: »

Residents protested about the waste produced by the nearby industrial works.

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a chemical/gas/steel works

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the works foreman/manager/supervisor

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the works close down/open

Main Entry: work
Ⅲ.
works UK }} US }} /wɜːks/ noun [plural]
WORK(Cf. work) noun

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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