workmanship

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 workmanship —    Ano o ka hana.     Good workmanship, no eau ka hana ana.     Poor workmanship, kāpulu ka hana ana …

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  • 11 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 > …

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  • 12 workmanship — noun the workmanship evidenced in these chairs is superb Syn: craftsmanship, artistry, craft, art, artisanship, handiwork; skill, expertise, technique …

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  • 13 workmanship — /werrk meuhn ship /, n. 1. the art or skill of a workman or workwoman. 2. the quality or mode of execution, as of a thing made. 3. the product or result of labor and skill; work executed. [1325 75; ME werkmanschipe. See WORKMAN, SHIP] * * * …

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  • 14 workmanship — noun /ˈwɜːk.mən.ʃɪp/ a) The skill of an artisan or craftsman b) The quality of something made by an artisan or craftsman Syn: craftsmanship …

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  • 15 workmanship — Synonyms and related words: ability, address, adeptness, adroitness, airmanship, architecture, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, assembly, bravura, brilliance, building, capability, capacity, casting, cleverness, command, competence, composition …

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  • 16 workmanship — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. craftsmanship, handiwork, skill, technique, ex pertness, competence; performance, execution, construction; finish, polish, art. See production. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. craftsmanship, skill, quality of …

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  • 17 workmanship — work|man|ship [ˈwə:kmənʃıp US ˈwə:rk ] n [U] skill in making things, especially in a way that makes them look good = ↑craftsmanship …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 workmanship — work|man|ship [ wɜrkmən,ʃıp ] noun uncount the standard of someone s work, or the skill they use in making something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 workmanship — work·man·ship || wÉœrkmÉ™nʃɪp /wɜːk n. artistry; skillfulness; manner of execution; something produced by careful work …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 workmanship — noun the degree of skill with which a product is made or a job done …

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