welfare work


welfare work
social work

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • welfare work — n. the organized effort of a community or organization to improve the living conditions and standards of its needy members welfare worker n …   English World dictionary

  • welfare work — welfare worker. 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. [1905 10] * * …   Universalium

  • welfare work — /ˈwɛlfɛə wɜk/ (say welfair werk) noun work devoted to the welfare of persons in a community, especially the aged, sick, poor, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • welfare work — noun an organized activity to improve the condition of disadvantaged people in society • Syn: ↑social service • Hypernyms: ↑work • Hyponyms: ↑social work, ↑casework …   Useful english dictionary

  • welfare — [wel′fer΄] n. [ME < wel faren, to fare well: see WELL2 & FARE] 1. the state of being or doing well; condition of health, happiness, and comfort; well being; prosperity 2. a) the organized efforts of government agencies that grant aid to the… …   English World dictionary

  • welfare — /wel fair /, n. 1. the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well being: to look after a child s welfare; the physical or moral welfare of society. 2. See welfare work. 3. financial or other… …   Universalium

  • welfare — Synonyms and related words: ADC, Easy Street, Medicaid, Medicare, advantage, affluence, aid, alimony, allotment, allowance, almsgiving, altruistic, annuity, assistance, avail, bed of roses, behalf, behoof, beneficent, benefit, benevolent, benison …   Moby Thesaurus

  • welfare state — Synonyms and related words: ADC, Medicaid, Medicare, absolute monarchy, aristocracy, autarchy, autocracy, autonomy, child welfare, coalition government, colonialism, commonweal, commonwealth, constitutional government, constitutional monarchy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • welfare — /ˈwɛlfɛə / (say welfair) noun 1. the state of faring well; wellbeing: one s welfare; the physical or moral welfare of society. 2. → welfare work. 3. → social service. 4. the welfare, Colloquial a government social service agency, usually viewed… …   Australian English dictionary


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