Work is a word generally embodying concepts associated with the labor, force, energy, and/or effort required to produce a specific result. It may refer to:

Human labour

  • House work, management of a home
  • Manual work, physical work done by people
  • Schoolwork, work assigned by a teacher, school, or other educational institution
  • Homework, work assigned to be done outside a certain class
  • Wage labour, relationship in which a worker sells labour and an employer buys it
  • Work (project management), the effort applied to produce a deliverable or accomplish a task
  • Work ethic, the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward


  • Work (electrical), the energy transferred by a force from an electric field acting on a charge through a distance
  • Work (physics), the energy transferred by a force acting through a distance
  • Work (thermodynamics), the energy transferred from one system to another by macroscopic forces measurable in the surroundings


  • Jimmy Work (1924–2018), American singer-songwriter
  • Milton Work (1864–1934), American authority on bridge and whist

    Arts, entertainment, and media

  • Creative work, a manifestation of creative effort, in copyright law

    Broadcast call signs

  • WORK (FM), former name from 1974 through 2012 of WRFK (FM), an American FM radio station licensed to serve Barre, Vermont
  • WORK-LP, an American low-power television station licensed to serve Nashua, New Hampshire
  • WOYK, an American AM radio station licensed to serve York, Pennsylvania known as WORK from 1932 through 1973


  • Work (book), a 2012 book by the anarchist collective CrimethInc
  • Work: A Story of Experience, an 1873 novel by Louisa May Alcott
  • Work, a 1978 play by Ron Milner


    Groups and labels

  • The Work (band), an English post-punk rock group
  • Work Group, a music label under Sony Records

    Albums and EPs

  • Work (album), a 2010 album by Shout Out Louds
  • Work (EP), a 2015 mini album by Marcus Marr and Chet Faker
  • Work 1989–2002, a compilation album by the electronic music duo Orbital
  • Work!, a 1986 album by American jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller


  • "Work" (Britney Spears song), 2013
  • "Work" (Ciara song), 2009
  • "Work" (Iggy Azalea song), 2013
  • "Work" (Jars of Clay song), 2006
  • "Work" (Jimmy Eat World song), 2004
  • "Work" (Jme song), 2013
  • "Work" (Kelly Rowland song), 2008
  • "Work" (Rihanna song), 2016
  • "Work" (The 2 Bears song), 2012
  • "Work" (The Saturdays song), 2008
  • "Work", by ASAP Ferg from Lords Never Worry
  • "Work", by Bob Marley from Uprising
  • "Work", by Gang Starr from Moment of Truth
  • "Work", by ionnalee from Everyone Afraid to Be Forgotten
  • "Work", by Little Big Town from Wanderlust
  • "Work", by Lou Reed and John Cale from Songs for Drella
  • "Work", by Mac Boney from Grand Hustle Presents: In da Streetz Volume 4
  • "Work", by Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins from Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins
  • "Work (Remix)", by ASAP Ferg from Trap Lord
  • "Work from Home", by Fifth Harmony, 2016

    Other arts, entertainment, and media

  • Work (film), a 1915 silent film starring Charlie Chaplin
  • Work (painting), by Ford Madox Brown
  • Work (professional wrestling), anything staged or planned to happen in a professional wrestling presentation
  • Work of art, an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation


  • , a religious ritual to be done daily by religious believers, like in Christian, Catholic, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism
  • Work (Christian theology), the concept of a person's actions or deeds, in contrast to inner qualities
  • Karma, "work" or "deed" in Sanskrit; the principle of causality where actions influence the future in some Asian religions


  • Work (vehicle), an electrical vehicle by the German manufacturer StreetScooter