from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To work better or faster than.
- transitive v. To complete (something); work (something) out.
- n. A minor fortification constructed beyond a main defensive position or fortification.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To work out to a finish; to complete.
- v. To work faster or harder than.
- n. A minor, subsidiary fortification built beyond the main limits of fortification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To exceed in working; to work more or faster than.
- n. A minor defense constructed beyond the main body of a work, as a ravelin, lunette, hornwork, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Work done outside, out of doors, or in the fields, as distinguished from indoor work.
- n. In fortification, one of the minor defenses constructed in advance of the main work or enceinte.
- n. Hence A bulwark; any defense against violence from outside.
- To surpass in workmanship.
- To surpass or exceed in labor, exertion, or agitation.
- To work out or carry on to a conclusion; complete; finish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area
out- + work (Wiktionary)