Welfare Work Definition

Define what is Welfare Work?

1. social service, welfare work (noun)

an organized activity to improve the condition of disadvantaged people in society.

    Synonyms: social service

    work noun
    activity directed toward making or doing something.


    social work noun
    any of various services designed to aid the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children.

    casework noun
    close sociological study of a maladjusted person or family for diagnosis and treatment.

    Nearby Terms

    welfare worker (noun)
    someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)

    welfare-statist (adjective satellite)
    of or relating to a welfare state

    welfarist (adjective satellite)
    of or relating to a welfare state

    welkin (noun)
    the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

    well (noun)
    a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine

    well behaved (adjective satellite)
    (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct

    well out (verb)
    flow freely and abundantly

    well over (verb)
    flow or run over (a limit or brim)

    well point (noun)
    a perforated tube driven into the ground to collect water from the surrounding area

    well thought out (adjective satellite)
    resulting from careful thought

    well timed (adjective satellite)
    done or happening at the appropriate or proper time

    well up (verb)
    come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)

    well water (noun)
    underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks

    well-adjusted (adjective satellite)
    free from psychological disorder

    well-advised (adjective)
    having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel