workmanship

workmanship work‧man‧ship [ˈwɜːkmənʆɪp ǁ ˈwɜːrk-] noun [uncountable]
the way in which something is made, especially the level of skill and care with which it is done:

Poor workmanship had led to remedial work on 20 roads and 62 bridges.

• I stopped to admire the fine workmanship in the mosaic.

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workmanship UK US /ˈwɜːkmənʃɪp/ noun [U]
the skill with which something was made or done: good/poor/shoddy workmanship »

The project is still unfinished due to shoddy workmanship and poor planning.

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I was impressed by their standard of workmanship.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Workmanship — Work man*ship, n. 1. The art or skill of a workman; the execution or manner of making anything. [1913 Webster] Due reward For her praiseworthy workmanship to yield. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Beauty is nature s brag, and must be shown . . . Where… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • workmanship — [wʉrk′mənship΄] n. 1. a) skill of a workman b) the quality of the work done or thing made; craftsmanship [furniture of fine workmanship] 2. something produced by this skill …   English World dictionary

  • workmanship — late 14c., performance of labor, from workman (see WORK (Cf. work) (v.)) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Meaning skill as a workman is from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • workmanship — [n] craftsmanship artisanship, artistry, artwork, craft, design, expertise, handicraft, handiwork, know how*, skill, skillfulness, technique; concepts 259,409,630 …   New thesaurus

  • workmanship — ► NOUN ▪ the degree of skill with which a product is made or a job done …   English terms dictionary

  • workmanship — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exquisite, fine, good, quality ▪ bad, defective, faulty (esp. BrE), poor, shoddy …   Collocations dictionary

  • workmanship — n. 1) conscientious; delicate, exquisite, fine; meticulous workmanship 2) poor, shoddy workmanship * * * [ wɜːkmənʃɪp] delicate exquisite fine meticulous workmanship shoddy workmanship conscientious poor …   Combinatory dictionary

  • workmanship — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)kmənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft supp N Workmanship is the skill with which something is made and which affects the appearance and quality of the finished object. The problem may be due to poor workmanship... The standard of workmanship is… …   English dictionary

  • workmanship —    Ano o ka hana.     Good workmanship, no eau ka hana ana.     Poor workmanship, kāpulu ka hana ana …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • workmanship — noun Date: 1523 1. something effected, made, or produced ; work 2. the art or skill of a workman; also the quality imparted to a thing in the process of making < a vase of exquisite workmanship > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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