from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Indoor work, work done inside the home.
  • v. To work in or into.
  • v. To work or operate within.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To work in or within.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To work in or into: as, to inwork gold or any color, as in embroidery: commonly used in the past participle.
  • To work or operate within.


From Middle English *inwork, from Old English inweorc ("indoor work"), from in- + weorc ("work"). Cognate with Scots inwark, inwork ("domestic work, indoor work"). More at in-, work. (Wiktionary)
From in- +‎ work. Compare Dutch inwerken ("to affect, orient"), German einwirken ("to influence, impinge"). (Wiktionary)



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