work|fare «WURK FAYR», noun.
a welfare program in which recipients of public welfare must work at assigned jobs or enlist in job training: »

One of [his] programs is what he calls workfare; he has said that everybody ought to work for what he gets, that welfare ought to exist only for those who can't work or for whom no jobs can be made available (Harper's).

[< work + (wel)fare]

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  • fare —   1. Pay. Uku.   2. Happen. Holo.    ♦ To fare well, holo le a.    ♦ To fare badly, holo pono ole.    ♦ How did your trip fare? Pehea aku nei kāu huaka i?    ♦ How did his work fare? Pehea ka pono o kāna hana? Pehea ka holo ana o kāna hana?   3.… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • work — ge·deckt·work; hand·i·work; in·ter·work; piece·work·er; re·work; un·work·able·ness; work; work·abil·i·ty; work·able; work·a·day; work·away; work·er; work·ful; work·ing·man; work·less; work·man; work·man·ship; wrist·work; net·work·ing;… …   English syllables

  • work — /wɜk / (say werk) noun 1. exertion directed to produce or accomplish something; labour; toil. 2. that on which exertion or labour is expended; something to be made or done; a task or undertaking. 3. productive or operative activity. 4. manner or… …  

  • fare — Synonyms and related words: admission, admission fee, advance, adventurer, alpinist, anchorage, astronaut, attend, be so, be such, become of, board, bread, bread and butter, break bread, brokerage, campaign, camper, carfare, cellarage, charge,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • work out — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, accomplish, achieve, add, adjust, algebraize, amplify, answer, arrange, attain, attend, become of, bottom, bring off, calculate, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry off, carry out, carry through …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fare well — Synonyms and related words: advance, be blooded, be successful, catch on, click, come along, come off, come on, connect, do well, enjoy prosperity, farewell, get ahead, get on, get on swimmingly, get on well, go, go great guns, go off, go over,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Manual fare collection — is the practice of collecting fares manually (without the aid of an automated machine). Fare collection generally refers to the collection of fares in the transport industry in return for a ticket or passes to travel. Commonly used on buses and… …   Wikipedia

  • welfare work — wel′fare work n. gov the efforts or programs of a community or a public or private agency to improve the living conditions of needy persons • Etymology: 1905–10 wel′fare work er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Medical social work — is a sub discipline of social work, also known as hospital social work. Medical social workers typically work in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or hospice, have a graduate degree in the field, and work with patients and their families in… …   Wikipedia

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