public works


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public works

pl.n.
Construction projects, such as highways or dams, financed by public funds and constructed by a government for the benefit or use of the general public.

public works

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) engineering projects and other constructions, financed and undertaken by a government for the community

pub′lic works′


n.pl.
structures, as roads, dams, or post offices, paid for by government funds for public use.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public works - structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

public works

npllavori mpl pubblici
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It appears too by his laws, that he intends to establish only a small state, as all the artificers are to belong to the public, and add nothing to the complement of citizens; but if all those who are to be employed in public works are to be the slaves of the public, it should be done in the same manner as it is at Epidamnum, and as Diophantus formerly regulated it at Athens.
800, and they are employed in various public works.
On viewing the island from an eminence, the first circumstance which strikes one, is the number of the roads and forts: the labour bestowed on the public works, if one forgets its character as a prison, seems out of all proportion to its extent or value.
In this way I lived on immured in a building or prison called by the Turks a bano in which they confine the Christian captives, as well those that are the king's as those belonging to private individuals, and also what they call those of the Almacen, which is as much as to say the slaves of the municipality, who serve the city in the public works and other employments; but captives of this kind recover their liberty with great difficulty, for, as they are public property and have no particular master, there is no one with whom to treat for their ransom, even though they may have the means.
Subsequent communications announced his departure, under care of a trustworthy foreman, for some public works in Belgium; touched on the general benefit he appeared to derive from this new change; praised his excellent manners and address, which were of great assistance in facilitating business communications with the foreigners -- and passed over in ominous silence the main question of his actual progress in the acquirement of knowledge.
Granted that some public works would not have been constructed without this aid, and let man share the glory of such with the ox and horse; does it follow that he could not have accomplished works yet more worthy of himself in that case?
Assessments and taxes were enormous; the public works were notoriously neglected, the accounts were slurred over by bribed auditors, and the decent citizen was terrorized into paying public blackmail, and holding his tongue lest some worse thing befall him.
The State should possess nothing of its own, neither forests, nor mines, nor public works.
If it should happen that any public work is undertaken without an interested motive, it will only be by accident, until the day when education has changed our ways of regarding things in France.
I'm going to Torwood Park to see him myself; only about his public work, of course, and the wonderful stand he is making for his principles.
Contractor registration ensures that only those contractors who play by the rules can bid and work on public works projects," stated Julie A.
Public works agencies, DOT maintenance crews, and safety service patrols play an important role in controlling the work areas around incidents.

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