A mechanism or machine; the means by which something happens. (noun)
A factory or similar collection of buildings (noun)
Everything or everything that is available or possible; especially, all available toppings on food. (Always preceded by the.) (noun)
An act associated with moral or religious standing. (noun)
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of work. (verb)
Examples of word works
It cannot be cited in proof, that the election of God is arbitrary and uninfluenced by his foreknowledge of the faith and obedience of his chosen people, for the works here intended are _not Christian good works_ done in faith.
In one of his sudden lapses into brilliant sanity he emphasizes the fact that Saint Francis of Assisi was faith incorporate and yet the special apostle of good works; and that Martin Luther, the advocate of redemption by faith, consecrated his life and revealed to others the secret of good works "free works done only to please God, not for the sake of piety."
True, then, are these two sayings: Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works; Bad works do not make a bad man, but a bad man does bad works.
To such faith the apparent mystery of suffering is seen to be nothing but a Divine need -- the light affliction that works out -- yea, _works out_ and actually effects the exceeding weight of glory.
For it is not "by works of righteousness" that we are to be considered and treated as righteous persons, but through a "faith that _works by love_;" that _faith_ or _belief_ which is not a mere intellectual conviction, but a _controlling purpose_ or spiritual principle which _habitually controls_ the feelings and conduct.