1. handiwork

noun. ['ˈhændiːˌwɝːk'] a work produced by hand labor.


  • handicraft
  • work
  • piece of work
  • handwork


  • idle
  • inactivity
  • fail
  • malfunction


  • handiwerc (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handgeweorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Handiwork

  • artwork
  • beadwork
  • brushwork
  • casework
  • clockwork
  • earthwork
  • fieldwork
  • firework
  • footwork
  • framework
  • groundwork
  • guesswork
  • hardwork
  • homework
  • housework
  • latticework
  • leadwork
  • legwork
  • masterwork
  • metalwork

Example sentences of the word handiwork

1. Noun, singular or mass
Inspect your handiwork, and if any mold remains repeat the procedure.

Quotes containing the word handiwork

1. It's natural to think that living things must be the handiwork of a designer. But it was also natural to think that the sun went around the earth. Overcoming naive impressions to figure out how things really work is one of humanity's highest callings.[Can You Believe in God and Evolution? Time Magazine, August 7, 2005]
- Steven Pinker

2. The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails
- James Joyce

3. Because God is perfect, his handiwork functions in accord with immutable principles. By the full use of our God-given powers of reason and observation, it ought to be possible to discover these principles. These were the crucial ideas that explain why science arose in Christian Europe and no where else.
- Rodney Stark