noun Date: before 12th century work done with the hands and not by machines ; handiworkhandworker noun

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  • handwork — [hand′wʉrk΄] n. work done or made by hand, not by machine handworked adj …   English World dictionary

  • Handwork — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handwork — hand worker. /hand werrk /, n. work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine. [bef. 1000; ME; OE handweorc. See HAND, WORK; cf. HANDIWORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • handwork — noun Work done by the hands, as opposed to by machine. Syn: handiwork …   Wiktionary

  • Handwork — Ручная работа …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • handwork — sb. Ps. cxxxvii. 8 …   Oldest English Words

  • handwork — n. work which is done by hand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handwork — noun work done with the hands. Derivatives handworked adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • handwork — hand•work [[t]ˈhændˌwɜrk[/t]] n. work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE handweorc. See handiwork hand′ work er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • handwork — /ˈhændwɜk/ (say handwerk) noun work done by hand, as distinguished from that done by machine …   Australian English dictionary

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