What does public works mean?

Definitions for public works

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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. Deirdre Hussey:

    The Steinle family placed a request with the Mayor’s Office for the bench to remain as it was intended — a simple memorial in recognition of Kate and her spirit, however, we do have a city policy in place in regards to active memorials that Public Works enforced.

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