welfare work

wel·fare work
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-fair wurk]
    • /ˈwɛlˌfɛər wɜrk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-fair wurk]
    • /ˈwɛlˌfɛər wɜrk/

Definitions of welfare work words

  • noun welfare work the efforts or programs of an agency, community, business organization, etc., to improve living conditions, increase job opportunities, secure hospitalization, and the like, for needy persons within its jurisdiction. 1
  • noun welfare work social services 1
  • noun welfare work the provision of help and advice to people in need 0
  • noun welfare work the organized effort of a community or organization to improve the living conditions and standards of its needy members 0

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Origin of welfare work

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Welfare work


welfare work popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

welfare work usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for welfare work

noun welfare work

  • casework — Casework is social work that involves actually dealing or working with the people who need help.
  • community service — Community service is unpaid work that criminals sometimes do as a punishment instead of being sent to prison.
  • good works — (Christianity) A person's beneficent actions or deeds, especially those of a charitable nature which advance one's progress toward salvation.

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