from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Work performed by hand.
- n. The product of a person's efforts and actions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Work done by the hands.
- n. Work done personally.
- n. The result of personal efforts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Work done by the hands; hence, any work done personally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Work done by the hands, and hence by effort of any kind; doing; performance: as, a specimen of one's handiwork; the devil's handiwork.
- n. That which is done or made by the hands, or by any active exertion; a fabrication; a creation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a work produced by hand labor
Middle English handiwerk, from Old English handgeweorc : hand, hand + geweorc, work (ge-, collective pref.; see kom in Indo-European roots + weorc, work; see work).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English handiwerc, from Old English handġeweorc ("work done by hand, creation"), from hand ("hand") + ġeweorc ("work"). More at hand, work. (Wiktionary)