Handiwork definition

hăndē-wûrk
Work done by the hands.

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Work performed by hand.
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The product of a person's efforts and actions.
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Anything made or done by a particular person.
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Work done personally.
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The result of personal efforts.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
handiwork
Plural:
handiworks

Origin of handiwork

  • Middle English handiwerk from Old English handgeweorc hand hand geweorc work (ge- collective pref. kom in Indo-European roots) (weorc work work)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English handiwerc, from Old English handġeweorc (“work done by hand, creation”), from hand (“hand”) + ġeweorc (“work”). More at hand, work.

    From Wiktionary