Definitions for public works

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word public works

Princeton's WordNet

  1. public works(noun)

    structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use


  1. public works(Noun)

    Technical projects, often construction or engineering, carried out by the government on behalf of the community.


  1. Public works

    Public works are a broad category of infrastructure projects, financed and constructed by the government, for recreational, employment, and health and safety uses in the greater community. They include public buildings, transport infrastructure, public spaces, public services, and other, usually long-term, physical assets and facilities. Though often interchangeable with public infrastructure and public capital, public works does not necessarily carry an economic component, thereby being a broader term.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public works in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public works in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marta Varga:

    Public works people have an obligation to work, otherwise they could lose their benefits.

  2. Matteo Renzi:

    I chose that amendment, it's mine, i'm fully behind it ... the government has the power and, I'd say, the duty to unblock public works.

  3. Darcisio Perondi:

    The government is scraping the bottom of the barrel, offering jobs in ministries and money for public works in congressional districts.

  4. Energy Minister Eduardo Braga:

    The Angra 3 nuclear power station under construction west of Rio will be the last to be built as a public-works project, the next power station will be built by the private sector.

  5. Greg Mourad:

    It ’s extremely troubling to see, when you have examples like union officials say there is not enough money going to public works yet they have teachers collect salaries from districts they don't even work for, Vernuccio said. This does not help the taxpayer at all. i think that is why we are starting to see a push back in general.

Images & Illustrations of public works

Translations for public works

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for public works »


Find a translation for the public works definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these public works definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"public works." STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 27 Oct. 2016. < works>.

Are we missing a good definition for public works? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for public works:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.