Workmanship Work"man*ship, n. 1. The art or skill of a workman; the execution or manner of making anything. [1913 Webster]

Due reward For her praiseworthy workmanship to yield. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown . . . Where most may wonder at the workmanship. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is effected, made, or produced; manufacture, something made by manual labor. [1913 Webster]

Not any skilled in workmanship embossed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

By how much Adam exceeded all men in perfection, by being the immediate workmanship of God. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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  • workmanship — work‧man‧ship [ˈwɜːkmənʆɪp ǁ ˈwɜːrk ] noun [uncountable] the way in which something is made, especially the level of skill and care with which it is done: • Poor workmanship had led to remedial work on 20 roads and 62 bridges. • I stopped to… …   Financial and business terms

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  • workmanship — late 14c., performance of labor, from workman (see WORK (Cf. work) (v.)) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Meaning skill as a workman is from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

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  • workmanship — ► NOUN ▪ the degree of skill with which a product is made or a job done …   English terms dictionary

  • workmanship — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exquisite, fine, good, quality ▪ bad, defective, faulty (esp. BrE), poor, shoddy …   Collocations dictionary

  • workmanship — n. 1) conscientious; delicate, exquisite, fine; meticulous workmanship 2) poor, shoddy workmanship * * * [ wɜːkmənʃɪp] delicate exquisite fine meticulous workmanship shoddy workmanship conscientious poor …   Combinatory dictionary

  • workmanship — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)kmənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft supp N Workmanship is the skill with which something is made and which affects the appearance and quality of the finished object. The problem may be due to poor workmanship... The standard of workmanship is… …   English dictionary

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  • workmanship — noun Date: 1523 1. something effected, made, or produced ; work 2. the art or skill of a workman; also the quality imparted to a thing in the process of making < a vase of exquisite workmanship > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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