designate, term, style,
word-for-word, adj. verbatim, Fr. mot d mot, line-for-line, literally, letter-for-letter, literatim, Latin, verbatim et literatim; exact, precise, accurate, close, faithful, honest, strict, undeviating; explicit, express, unambiguous, clear, unequivocal. wordiness, n. verbosity, verbiage, loquacity, garrulity, talkativeness, prolixity, long-windedness; glibness, Inf. gabbiness, Inf. gift of gab, Inf. windiness, SI. gassiness, SI. big mouth; circumlocution, digressiveness, discursiveness, ambagiousness, circuitousness; repetitiveness, tautology, redundancy, padding, profuseness; running off at the mouth, diarrhea of the mouth, going on and on, talking nonstop, SI. yackety-yak, SI. gas, chatter.
wordplay, n. 1. repartee, give-and-take, lively ex change, riposte, Inf snappy comeback; quip, Inf. zinger, Inf. a good one; banter, badinage, persiflage; drollery, waggery, jest, Inf. kidding, Inf. kidding back and forth, Inf joshing, SI. funning around; witticism, bon mot.
2. pun, double entendre, equivoque, Rhet. paronomasia, Fr. jeu de mots, equivocation; anagram, acrostic, word square, crossword puzzle; spoonerism, malapropism, Irish bull, Pig Latin, macaronics; clerihew, limerick, patchwork verse; palindrome, pangram, rhopalic, univocalic, stinky pinky. wordy, adj. verbose, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, prolix, voluble, Inf. big-mouthed, SI. gassy, SI. windy; chatty, Inf. gabby, babbling, jabbering, blabbering, blathering; long-winded, discursive, digressive, maundering; unsuccinct, unterse, rambling; pleonastic, redundant, tautological, repetitive; padded, protracted, spun out; droning, never-ending, interminable. work, n. 1. labor, toil, exertion, effort, endeavor, exercise; travail, drudgery, slavery, sweat, moil, grind; handwork, spadework, legwork; industry, diligence, trouble, pains; stress, strain, Inf. elbow grease; discipline, drill, workout, exercising, exercitation, training.
2. task, undertaking, job, stint, chore; duty, charge, assignment, commission, exercise, homework; errand, odd job, piece of work, mission, service, call.
3. employment, occupation, business, office, job, livelihood, vocation, profession; trade, handicraft, craft, line, art; field, metier, career, calling, walk of life; pursuit, function, role, position, capacity; situation, Inf. gig, station, place, post, engagement.
4. deed, performance, act, action, doing, function, working; operation, movement, maneuver, stunt, turn; exploit, feat, achievement, accomplishment, coup, move, stroke; transaction, enterprise, undertaking, production.
5. product, fruit, by-product, end product, creation, child, offspring; oeuvre, opus, opuscule, masterpiece, masterwork, Fr. chef d'oeuvre, Latin, magnum opus', invention, concoction, coinage, composition; artifact, handicraft, production, turnout; issue, harvest, outgrowth, effect, result, outcome.
6. works factory, plant, mill, foundry, shop, workshop, Fr. usine; assembly plant, manufactory, metalworks, steelworks, saltworks, waterworks; sawmill, flour mill, tannery, smithery, cannery, pottery, bindery, brewery, winery, refinery, armory, arsenal.
7. works working parts, inside parts, SI. guts, insides, inner mechanisms, Inf. innards; internals, vitals, what makes a thing tick, viscera, belly, heart, bowels.
8. at work a. on the job, at the shop, working, on duty, walking one's beat. b. in action, in operation, in progress, on the fire, in force, in the works.
9. out of work unemployed, jobless, out of a job, disengaged, in the bread line, in the unemployment line; available, free, idle, at liberty.